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Yates confirmed as Master of Ceremonies at Irish Auto Trade Awards

Ivan Yates has been confirmed as the Master of Ceremonies for the 2018 Irish Auto Trade Awards, which take place at Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Saturday Night, October 20.

Yates has had unique life experience in politics, business and media. A former government minister and Wexford TD for more than 20 years; an entrepreneur who founded and developed Celtic Bookmakers to employ 400 people, with €200 million turnover.

He bounced back from bankruptcy in Wales in 2012 to become a highly successful national broadcaster presenting top-rated programmes on Newstalk and TV3; as well as a leading columnist with the Irish Independent newspaper.

In 2014 he published his best-selling autobiography, ‘Full On’ with acclaimed reviews.

His original forthright style of entertaining punditry and analysis on the full range of current affairs and sport has made him a much sought after motivational public speaker at corporate and formal events. He also acts as a versatile conference facilitator/moderator, MC with a flair for asking the questions that need answering. Ivan is a memorable and compelling after-dinner speaker.

Nominations for the Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 are now open. You can self nominate your own business or nominate another business in practically all auto retail and supplier sectors of the auto aftermarket.

To view the categories in the various sectors and access the 2019 nomination form please log onto

Closing date for receipt of all nominations is Friday June 8 2018, but why wait? If nominating your own business, do it early and use it as a focal point for improving standards and monitoring customer service improvements sooner rather than later.

For those that have been shortlisted or won awards before, remember the great saying: ‘Being the best today, is not as good as being better tomorrow”.

For any questions about the Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 please contact
Edel Beisty,
Events Manager, Automotive Publications
00 353 (0) 90 66 25676