Lawyer Amal Clooney nominated for Tipperary Peace Prize
Other nominees include Fr Patrick Devine, Martin McGuinness and Amnesty Ireland
Amal and George Clooney attend a Leaders’ Summit for Refugees at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last September. She has been nominated for the Tipperary Peace Prize. Photograph: Peter Foley/Getty Images
In 2009, he founded the Shalom Centre which, to date, has helped more than 30,000 people build peace in their communities.
In 2013, he was presented with the International Caring Award in Washington DC by former US secretary of state Colin Powell. Previous recipients of that award included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Senator George Mitchell, and former US president Jimmy Carter.
Other nominees for the Tipperary Peace Prize 2017 include former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness; Amnesty Ireland; the Syrian White Helmets rescue workers and Lebanese activist Lady Rabab al Sadr.
The 2016 prize was awarded to the then US secretary of state John Kerry.