Michael was nominated by his mother Rene Leahy “Michael tries to persuade us all to change to public transport. Recently, with the help of Prosper Fingal, he set up a walking group. He also spearheaded a DVD on the Hill of Howth tram, where he interviewed people working in the transport museum.

The County Leader Newspaper ran a story about Michael and his award in March and after reading it Captain Conor Keeling a pilot with Aer Lingus was so impressed with the work that Michael had done as National Transport Ambassodor that he presented Michael with a 50 year old model aircraft, which had never been opened.