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The Best of Dublin awards are back with a bang this year to celebrate all that’s wonderful about the capital.

Run by radio station 98FM, the awards are back for their sixth year, with a host of the city’s most loved places and people nominated for awards in several categories.

The categories cover everything Dublin has to offer, including Dubliners’ favourite food and drink venues, best breakfast and butcher – and even the best bus driver and barber.

The coveted Dublin Hero award returns this year as well, along with the Best Dub award, with several recognisable faces such as performer Paul Ryder and activist Sinead Burke up with a chance for taking home the prize.

There are five nominees shortlisted in each of the 16 categories, and one from each will be crowned the Best of Dublin at an awards ceremony on May 23 at the Guinness Storehouse.

Speaking about the awards, 98FM presenter Adrian Kennedy said: “Every year, the Best of Dublin Awards are a highlight on our calendar. It’s a great night and a chance to celebrate the people that make Dublin so special.

“Each award celebrates the businesses and people that go above and beyond and make Dublin one of the best cities in the world.

“We love seeing the passion people have for Dublin and the awards are a great opportunity for 98FM and Dubliners to say ‘thank you’.”

Those shortlisted for 98FM’s Best of Dublin can also be in with a chance to win a huge €10,000 worth of advertising with 98FM for the Best Campaign between now and the awards ceremony.

Vote for your favourites at www.98fm.com/bestofdublin and stay tuned to 98FM for updates on this year’s Best of Dublin awards.