RTÉ 2fm and actress Eileen Colgan, who plays Esther in Fair City, joined the residents of St Brendan’s Cottages in Irishtown to launch the Neighbour of the Year award.

The award, in partnership with RTÉ 2fm’s Tubridy show, is this year’s special category in the People of the Year Awards, organised by Rehab.

Tubridy is spearheading the search for the Neighbour of the Year and in the run-up to the awards, will be encouraging people to nominate deserving neighbours, and chatting to people on the morning show as to why their neighbour is simply the best.

The winner of the award, along with their nominator, must be available for filming on Tuesday September 11 and to attend the awards ceremony on Saturday September 15 in Dublin.

Nominations can be submitted here or nomination forms can be requested by telephoning 01 2057260 and submitting them to People of the Year Awards, Rehab, Roslyn Park, Beach Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

The awards will be presented by Gráinne Seoige and televised live on RTÉ One on Saturday 15th September.