Past Recipients of the Peace Prize 2014 -1984
Secretary of State John Kerry 2015
Secretary Kerry was awarded the prize for his work on a global basis to bring about an end to conflict in many countries
Malala Yousafzai 2013
The 16-year-old Pakistani activist was honoured for her work to ensure girls around the world receive quality education.
Ban Ki Moon 2014
Ban Ki-moon was awarded the international peace prize for his role in tackling climate change, global conflicts and natural disasters
Richard Haass 2012
The US diplomat was recognised for his efforts in helping reconcile the North of Ireland.
Former President Mary McAleese
Senator Martin McAleese 2011
Former President Mary McAleese and her husband Senator Martin McAleese were recognised for their work “promoting peace and reconciliation” to coincide with the World Day of Peace
Dr. Sima Samar 2010
Dr. Samar was awarded for devoting her life to fighting for freedom and democracy in Afghanistan, putting her life in immense risk and overcoming numerous obstacles for the welfare of oppressed women and children.
Senator Edward Kennedy
US ambassador to Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith 2009
The Peace Award had been jointly awarded to the late Senator Edward Kennedy and his sister, former US ambassador to Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith in recognition of their “lifelong commitment towards peace in Northern Ireland and on the greater world stage”
Cluster Munition Coalition 2008
The Cluster Munition Coalition were awarded the peace prize in recognition of their campaign to outlaw the use of cluster bombs.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, the late Benazir Bhutto 2007
Benazir Bhutto received the award for her relentless struggle for the restoration of democracy and peace
Lord Robin Eames 2006
Lord Robin Eames received the award for his courageous work and patient work on reconciliation in Northern Ireland
Former Prime Minster of Lebanon, the late Rafic Hariri 2005
Rafic Hariri, received the peace prize for his visionary leadership and his instrumental role in promoting a culture of peace and prosperity in Lebanon
The Late Margaret Hassan 2004
Margaret Hassan, received the peace prize recognising her tireless work for the Iraqi people over 30 years, which she dedicated to the poor and vulnerable and to those who were most in need in her adopted country
Mr. John O'Shea 2003
John O'Shea's received the Peace Prize for his tremendous humanitarian work including focusing on the acute needs of the poorest of the poor
Mayor Rudy Giuliani & New York City Fire Department 2011
Mayor Giuliani received the specially commissioned Waterford Crystal Award in recognition of the bravery, courage and leadership displayed by him in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th
Former U.S. President,
Bill Clinton 2000
Mr. Clinton received the award in recognition of the major role that he played during his term as President of the United States, to bring about peace and political stability in Northern Ireland and throughout the world.
U.S Senator, George Mitchell 1999
Former Senator George Mitchell, received the peace award in Tipperary in recognition of his work in brokering the 1998 Good Friday Agreement
Ms Adi Roche 1997
Ms Roche received the prize for her work in assisting the people of Chernobyl following the nuclear disaster of 1986
Sr. Ethel Normoyle 1996
Sr. Ethel received the award for how she provides financial support, relieves poverty and provides education to those in need of medical, spiritual, humanitarian, hospice and palliative care in a small township, Missionvale, near Port Elizabeth in South Africa
Dr. Martin Mansergh,
Rev. Roy Magee & Fr. Alex Reid 1995
Dr. Martin Mansergh, Rev. Roy Maggee & Fr. Alex Reid received the Tipperary International Peace Award. The men were awarded the prize for the part they played in bringing about the paramilitary cease fires.
Father Reid, based for many years in the Clonard Monastery, Belfast, is now working full time on peace work, conciliation and mediation
Mona Juul & Terje Larsen 1993
Mona Juul and her husband Terje Larsen played a key role in the Oslo Accords. The secret negotiations led to the peace agreement signing on September 13, 1993 in Washington D.C., between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Mr Geoff Loane 1992
Geoff received the Peace Prize for his work in the Horne of Africa negotiating with multiple belligerents, multiple armed factions to be able to bring food and health care to the people there.
Mr. Peter Brooke 1990
The British MP was recognised for his efforts in helping reconcile the North of Ireland.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela 1989
The first democratically elected president of South Africa, a country where children of all skin colours gained equal rights for the first time. Nelson continued to help South Africa’s children and demands respect for their rights. He started his own children’s foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF), which helps children whose parents have died of AIDS, street children, disabled children and poor children.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev 1988
Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Peace Prize for his work in ending Cold War tensions. Since coming to power in 1988, Gorbachev had undertaken to concentrate more effort and funds on his domestic reform plans by going to extraordinary lengths to reach foreign policy understandings with the noncommunist world
Senator Gordon Wilson 1987
Gordon Wilson who became known as a peace campaigner during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. On 8 November 1987 a bomb planted by the Provisional IRA exploded during Enniskillen's Remembrance Day parade, injuring Wilson and fatally injuring his daughter Marie, a nurse. He was awarded the Peace Prize for his forgiveness of the Provisional IRA "I bear no ill will. I bear no grudge" was reported worldwide, becoming among the most-remembered quotations from the Troubles
Mr Barry McGuigan 1986
Barry McGuigan received the Peace Award for his work with the youth a non-sectarian sporting ambassador for Northern Ireland
Sir Bob Geldof 1985
Received the award for Live Aid which was a dual-venue concert held on 13 July 1985, and an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative. The original event was organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine.
The Late Sean McBride 1984
Sean McBride received the award for being a founding member of Amnesty International which he served as its International chairman
The White Helmets
The White Helmets will receive the
2016 International Peace Award
““We are very happy to receive this peace prize because it means that there are still people around the world who support our mission to protect lives, and that the voices for peace are much stronger than the voices for war.”
The Syria Civil Defence (White Helmets) are to receive the 2016 Tipperary International Peace Award on September the 6th at BallyKisteen Hotel, TIpperary
The award is “a testament to the enormous bravery and courage shown” by the White Helmets, the convention said in a statement.
The group’s stated mission is
“to save the greatest number of lives in the shortest possible time and to minimise further injury and damage to property”.
The White Helmets have saved more than 100,000 people, while 192 of the unarmed volunteers have lost their lives. Responding to news of the selection, a spokesperson for the group said: “We are very happy to receive this peace prize because it means that there are still people around the world who support our mission to protect lives, and that the voices for peace are much stronger than the voices for war.”