Good Relations Award

Good Relations Award 2022 ceremony has taken place. Details of the 2023 Award to follow soon.

Since 2006, our Good Relations Award has highlighted exceptional achievement in promoting community relations, intercultural work and peacebuilding in Northern Ireland.

Previous Award winners have come from all parts of the region and worked in a wide variety of settings including women and peacebuilding, faith-based work, youth work, community development, cross community work at interfaces, and ethical remembering/commemorative work in a history of conflict.

Good Relations Award 2022 Winner

Congratulations to Dr Éamon Phoenix on being selected as the winner of the 2022 Good Relations Award.

Dr Éamon Phoenix received the Award from the Community Relations Council (CRC) at an online gala event attended by peers, peacebuilders and government representatives.

The political historian and well known broadcaster was presented with the 2022 Good Relations Award at a ceremony on Wednesday 31 March 2022.

Watch the video below to see the full ceremony:

During the ceremony, CRC also recognised 7 good relations champions for their peacebuilding work in local communities throughout Northern Ireland.

The Highly Commendable Awards were:

  • Adekanmi Abayomi
  • Daryl Clarke
  • Joe Donnelly
  • Irene Hewitt
  • Dr. Darshan Kumar
  • Philip Lavery
  • Joe O'Donnell
Good Relations Award 2022 - Dr Eamon Phoenix | NICRC

You can also read more about the award here:

Read the Good Relations Award 2022 press release.

Previous Winners

Here’s the previous winners of the Good Community Relations Award:

  • Baroness May Blood
  • Paddy White
  • Marion Jamison and Charmain Jones (joint winners)
  • Eamonn Deane
  • Derrick Wilson
  • Anne Carr
  • Renee Crawford and Jean Brown
  • Dr David Stevens
  • Mary Kelly
  • Rab McCallum and Michael Acheson
  • Chris O’Halloran
  • Maureen Hetherington
  • Paul McCrory
  • Fr Gary Donegan
  • Eileen Weir