Snow Patrol stole the show at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards at the Point Theatre in Dublin on Thursday night.

They walked away with four awards: Best Irish Band, Best Irish Album, Best Live Performance for their gig at Dublin's Marlay Park last year and Most Downloaded Track for 'Chasing Cars'.

The group are in the running for a BRIT award as well as receiving nominations for the Choice Music Prize and a Grammy.

Westlife were voted Best Irish Pop Act; Director beat off competition from Duke Special, The Blizzards and Boss Volenti to take the Best New Irish Act award while the Hope for 2007 honour was bestowed on Royseven.

Today FM's Ray D'Arcy was voted Best Irish DJ for the third year running and Clannad were presented with the Lifetime Achievement award.

The Best Irish Male award went to Damien Dempsey, with Luan Parle picking up the Best Irish Female award.

Sharon Shannon won the Best Folk/Trad award and Paul Brady, Director of the Belvedere Youth Club, was the recipient of the Humanitarian Award.

RTÉ 2fm presenter Larry Gogan was honoured with the Meteor Industry Award.

Justin Timberlake was named Best International Male with Lily Allen winning the award for Best International Female.

Scissor Sisters won the award for Best International Group and Arctic Monkeys won the Best International Album award for their debut 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'.

The awards will be screened on RTÉ Two on Sunday 4 February at 9.00pm.

For more on RTÉ Two's coverage of the Meteor Ireland Music Awards click here.