An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been awarded Golden Victoria European of the Year 2012 by German magazine publishing group VDZ.
The award recognises Mr Kenny’s “strong contribution to Europe and commitment to European ideals. ”
According to VDZ, the award will also honour the achievements of “Ireland and the Irish people”. The award also recognises the “genuine hardship being experienced by many Irish people.” According to the publishing group, “The green island has always been at the heart of Europe.”
The Taoiseach will be presented with the award at a ceremony in Berlin next month.
The political biography of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be launched on Friday November 2, in the TF Royal Hotel and Theatre, Castlebar at 6.30pm.
The Unlikely Taoiseach is written by John Downing and will be launched by Sean O’Rourke.