The People of the Year Awards shone a spotlight on some of Ireland's finest. We headed to the red carpet at Dublin's Mansion House to find out who the celebs would choose as their personal 'everyday hero'.

Unsurprisingly, the Irish mammy topped the list for most of our celebs but dads, carers and sisters got a look in too.

The People of the Year Awards are an incredibly special event that honours those who go above and beyond to help others. Nominated by the public, the awards remind us to not only report on these incredible feats of bravery but to celebrate them too.

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A host of worthy award winners were honoured including Fr Peter McVerry for being the voice of homelessness; Catherine Corless for her research into Tuam mother and baby home; the Irish Coast Guard, especially the crew of Rescue 116 and Caitríona Lucas, for their bravery; Joy Neville and Galway Senior Hurlers for Sports Person of the Year.

The winners of the 43rd People of the Year Awards were announced live on RTÉ One but you can watch it back on RTÉ Player now.

Watch the video above to see who Jake Carter, Aoibhín Garrihy, Erin McGregor, Doireann Garrihy and more chose as their 'everyday hero'.