Celebrating excellence in people development  

The CIPD HR Awards in Ireland celebrate and showcase the outstanding work and impact of the people profession – reflecting both the core areas of work and current trends. Recipients of our awards are noted among their peers as having achieved the top tier within their field. Designed to recognise the impact of the people profession, along with our robust judging process, this is what excellence looks like.​

The standard has consistently risen each year and our judges faced very difficult decisions this year. With the fabulous Kathryn Thomas leading the fanfare, we announced 14 spectacular award winners and one special commendation for 2024. Follow along on social media to stay in touch with the conversation.

​Congratulations everyone!

2024 Winners

2024 Digital leadership winner​


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2024 Diversity champion winner

Samuel Riggs - Iarnród Éireann​

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2024 Elevating the employee experience winner - Large organisation​


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2024 Elevating the employee experience winner - Small/medium organisation​

Tayto Snacks

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2024 Embedding a culture of workplace wellbeing winner​

Grant Thornton

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2024 Embracing new ways of working winner​

Clare County Council

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2024 Equality diversity and inclusion winner​

Irish Life Group

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2024 Excellence in HR consulting / strategic partnerships winner​

Eir/Eircom Ltd and Numla Ltd

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2024 Learning and development winner - Large organisation​

Smurfit Kappa​

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2024 Learning and development winner - Small/medium organisation​


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2024 People team of the year winner​

Tusla Child & Family Agency​

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2024 Rising star of the people profession winner​

Clodagh Denny, National Treasury Management Agency

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2024 Sustainability and change management winner​

Iarnród Éireann

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2024 Talent management winner​

Bus Eireann

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2024 Special Commendation

The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland​

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