Dublin Castle, Wednesday 29th November 2017:<br />
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development and Roger Sweeney, Deputy CEO of Irish Water Safety presents a Community & Social Responsibility Award to Tom MacSweeney at the annual IWS Awards Ceremony including the Seiko Just In Time Award.<br />
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport<br />
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Tom MacSweeney (This Island Nation)<br />
Tom MacSweeney is a marine correspondent, journalist and broadcaster whose radio show “This Island Nation” is a reflective, informative and entertaining programme about maritime matters. Tom has supported Irish Water Safety since his days as an RTE broadcaster and regularly reports on Irish Water Safety initiatives on his current radio show so that people are aware of the water safety best practices that can help them to have an enjoy aquatic activities safely. As this is a community award it reflects the value of the community network around the country in that ten stations broadcast the programme which is also supported by three publications - two newspapers (Marine Times and Evening Echo Cork) and a maritime magazine (Afloat). Tom’s support is a good example of what he has worked to achieve after leaving RTE - encouraging local people in their own communities to broadcast for themselves and in doing so getting the water safety message out to where it can be of greatest benefit - local communities.
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Dublin Castle, Wednesday 29th November 2017:
Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural & Community Development and Roger Sweeney, Deputy CEO of Irish Water Safety presents a Community & Social Responsibility Award to Tom MacSweeney at the annual IWS Awards Ceremony including the Seiko Just In Time Award.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Tom MacSweeney (This Island Nation)
Tom MacSweeney is a marine correspondent, journalist and broadcaster whose radio...
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