Congratulations to Dara on the award of a British Empire Medal in King Charles' first New Year's Honours list - no mean feat at the age of 18. It's a fitting tribute for all of Dara's environmental campaigning and work on behalf of people with autism.
It caps a fantastic year for Dara, which has included outstanding success in his A Levels and a place at Queen's College, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences.
Well done, Dara. The Shimna community is very proud of you.