At the ninth STAR Awards ceremony, seven outstanding adult learning projects received an award in recognition of their work. The winning projects dealt with a range of issues such as homelessness, drug use, disability, unemployment, upskilling and the isolation of older people. Dr. Tom Collins presented the winners with their awards at the ceremony in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. Over 300 people representing 38 adult education groups were in attendance. Winners of the Leinster small and medium organisations award was Boxing Clever.