Rugby Legend BOD And Homeless Campaigner Fr. Peter McVerry Receive Freedom of Dublin City Award 8 years ago

Rugby Legend BOD And Homeless Campaigner Fr. Peter McVerry Receive Freedom of Dublin City Award

Brian O' Driscoll, one of the greatest ever rugby players in the world ended his international career last Saturday with a Six Nations win in Paris and today was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin alongside the incredible Father Peter McVerry.

McVerry has been an instrumental figure campaigning for the rights of homeless in Dublin for over 30 years.

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They received the prestigious award from Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn ahead of an official ceremony this evening who called both men "inspirational leaders" and "individuals who walk the walk".

"The Freedom of the City is the biggest honour Dublin city can bestow on one of its citizens and it is an honour for me to add Fr. Peter and Brian to the list of illustrious names in the Roll of Honorary Freedom of Dublin," he said.

"Though from different generations they share much in common and are both inspirational leaders. They are people who lead by the example they set and in their own way and in their own fields they are individuals who walk the walk."

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Free to look as suave as he wants...

Oisin Quinn with Brian O'Driscoll  22/3/2014

BOD's a hit with the ladies lads on the steps of the Mansion House.

Oisin Quinn, Brian O'Driscoll and Fr. Peter McVerry 22/3/2014

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Is this thing real? Have they spelled my name correctly?!

Oisin Quinn, Brian O'Driscoll and Fr. Peter McVerry 22/3/2014

Two Irish gents deserving of the accolade.