Minister Madigan congratulates Liam Neeson on receiving Presidential Distinguished Service Award
Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has this morning (Friday 12 January 2018) extended her congratulations to the Ballymena actor on receiving the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad. This award highlights work by Irish people living overseas across a range of areas, from sport to science, charity or community support.
Minister Madigan said: “Liam Neeson is an incredibly gifted and internationally renowned film actor who has never lost touch with his Irish roots. He has helped to raise awareness of Ireland, Irish film, and Irish artists around the world, especially in the United States where he is based. His award today is richly deserved”.
Liam Neeson has given his strong support in recent years for Irish cultural projects, including the 2016 commemorations and his central involvement in the highly successful Notre Dame University documentary on the 1916 Rising. Liam has also provided strong personal support for a variety of initiatives to promote tourism to Ireland.