Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award in his home city of Limerick.
Terry Wogan's long broadcasting career began in his native Ireland
The Irish-born TV and radio personality was presented with the honour by prime minister Bertie Ahern, who hailed him a great ambassador for the city.
"We want to thank you for the hours of entertainment you have provided to millions on both sides of the Irish sea," said Mr Ahern.
Wogan's BBC Radio 2 breakfast show attracts nearly 8m listeners each week.
The 68-year-old, who began his career with Irish broadcaster RTE, is also well-known for commentating on the Eurovision Song Contest.
Wogan's chatshow, which ran on BBC One from 1982-92, returned on digital station UKTV Gold last year in which he interviews some of the stars who originally appeared on the programme.
In 2005 he received a Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
As a holder of dual citizenship, he is allowed to use the title "Sir".