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The fuller than full house made the whole thing worse. More than three hundred guests were gathered in a massive dining room in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, at lunchtime last Friday, for the inaugural Women of Concern awards.

These awards have been operated by Concern Worldwide for 16 years in the United States, with former secretary of state Madeleine Albright one of the recipients.

Managing director of Microsoft Ireland, Cathriona Hallahan, has been granted the inaugural Women of Concern award.

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