The Public Vote is ...Closed
Our finalists have been chosen!
The public vote to select the overall winner is now Closed. The overall winner will be announced at virtual Awards Ceremony on the 24th June 2021.
Below you will find more information on each finalist.
Top 5 Finalists in Alphabetical Order
Feed the Heroes mission was to show solidarity with frontline workers during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and provide them with nourishing meals to support their efforts, mitigate their stress, boost their morale and improve their wellbeing. The campaign coordinated supply of more than 200,000 meals, and snacks from food businesses in Ireland, organised more than 5,000 care boxes and delivered them to frontline workers in a 14-week period starting in March 2020
One of the State's largest and most complex logistical programmes to globally source and procure scarce but vital PPE into Ireland at the height of the Pandemic. The programme distributed to 6,000 unique delivery locations across Ireland’s healthcare settings: while at the same time meeting the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) clinical requirements nationwide in a sustainable and systematic way.
In Galway, clinical staff had access to just 18 ventilators, and were acutely aware that the first wave of COVID-19 patients was imminent in the next 4 weeks. To address this challenge the INSPIRE team was formed, bringing clinicians, experts in medical devices, regulatory and manufacturing together to safely increase ventilator supply. In a unique approach, the team designed, developed and tested a system to share two ventilators between two patients, effectively immediately doubling ventilator capacity.
When the first lockdown was announced on 27th March 2020, one of the requirements was that people could only travel up 2km from their home for exercise only. There were no online tools to show what that looked like for people. 2kmfromhome was hastily built and launched on the evening of the announcement to show people their 2km limit. The following day 800k unique Irish users had visited the site to find their 2km limit. It has been enhanced and developed and is still widely used.