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Past Recipients of the Peace Prize 2014 -1984

Ban Ki Moon 2014

Malala Yousafzai 2013

Richard Haass 2012

Former President Mary McAleese

Senator Martin McAleese 2011

Dr. Sima Samar 2010

Senator Edward Kennedy

US ambassador to Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith 2009

Cluster Munition Coalition 2008

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, the late Benazir Bhutto 2007

Lord Robin Eames 2006

Former Prime Minster of Lebanon, the late Rafic Hariri 2005

The Late Margaret Hassan 2004

Mr. John O'Shea 2003

Mayor Rudy Giuliani & New York City Fire Department 2011

Former U.S. President,

Bill Clinton 2000

U.S Senator, George Mitchell 1999

Ms Adi Roche 1997

Sr. Ethel Normoyle 1996

Dr. Martin Mansergh,

Rev. Roy Magee & Fr. Alex Reid 1995

Mona Juul & Terje Larsen 1993

Mr Geoff Loane 1992

Mr. Peter Brooke 1990

Former South African President Nelson Mandela 1989

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev 1988

Senator Gordon Wilson 1987

Mr Barry McGuigan 1986

Sir Bob Geldof 1985

The Late Sean McBride 1984

John Kerry

John Kerry Secretary of State

 US Department of State will receive the

2015 International Peace Award

“I am truly honoured to be listed among

 the remarkable past recipients who have contributed so much to the cause of creating a more peaceful world,”

US secretary of state John Kerry is to be honoured for his efforts in trying to end conflict in a number of countries at the Tipperary International Peace Awards.


The politician will join a long list of notable recipients including the former South African president Nelson Mandela, secretary general of the UN Ban Ki-moon, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai and the former prime minister of Pakistan, the late Benazir Bhutto.


Irish recipients have included former president Mary McAleese and her husband Martin McAleese, and Live Aid organiser, musician Bob Geldof.


Mr Kerry said he was grateful to be selected for the 2015 peace award.


“I am truly honoured to be listed among the remarkable past recipients who have contributed so much to the cause of creating a more peaceful world,” he said.


Martin Quinn, secretary of the Tipperary Peace Convention, said Mr Kerry had confirmed he would come to Co Tipperary in person to accept the award and a date for the ceremony later this year would be decided soon.


Mr Quinn said Mr Kerry was chosen for his work to bring an end to conflict globally, in particular his role in the negotiations for the surrender of Syria’s declared chemical weapons.


“We looked at his career and the initiatives he was involved with in relation to world crises and his efforts for peace,” he said.

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