The Irish Tatler Man of the Year Awards are taking place for the third year running tonight in Dublin. The awards are taking place in The Gibson Hotel and will focus on celebrating the achievements of Irish men across various industries.

Last year’s theme was heroes and role models and this year’s event will continue in the same vein by "showcasing the talent, courage and determination of leading men in Ireland".

Legendary singer Christy Dignam, social media influencer James Patrice, comedian Jarlath Regan, our very own Sean O'Rourke and many more of Ireland's finest gentlemen were nominated for the prestigious awards.

Irish Tatler Man of the Year Award winners:

IT Man of the Year: One to Watch - Chef Adrian

IT Man of the Year: Hall of Fame - Christy Dignam

IT Man of the Year: Music Award- Rusangano Family

IT Men of the Year: Special Achievement Award - Dublin GAA

IT Man of the Year: Sports Award - Joe Canning

IT Man of the Year: Media Award - RTÉ Radio 1's Sean O'Rourke

IT Man of the Year: Man of Style - James Patrice  

IT Man of the Year: Comedy Award - Jarlath Regan 

IT Man of the Year: Drama Award - Sean McGinley

IT Irish Tatler Man of the Year: Film Award - John Butler

IT Man of the Year: Literature Award - John Connolly

IT Man of the Year Award: Special Recognition Award - Paddy Armstrong

IT Men of the Year Winners 2017 -  Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM and all at Óglaigh na hÉireann.

Of course, not everyone could bring home a prize tonight...

"Another year, another 12 months is which I'm not "one to watch" or most stylish @IrishTatlerMan #ITMAwards. When will this injustice end?" - Rick O'Shea

On a positive note - Rick is our interviewee this week on The LifeStyle Show where he talks about his move to Gold after 16 years on 2fm, the stress that led to a three-stone weight loss, why he turned to pilates and how he nails the work/life balance.