Thursday 25 May 2017

INM's McDonald named Media Woman of Year

INM Group Business Editor Dearbhail McDonald with Head of News Jane Last at the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards. Photo: Fergal Phillips
INM Group Business Editor Dearbhail McDonald with Head of News Jane Last at the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards. Photo: Fergal Phillips
Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan

Irish Independent journalist Dearbhail McDonald was honoured at the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Awards.

The INM Group Business Editor was awarded the Media Woman of the Year accolade at a ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin.

The judges' citation said: "Dearbhail is known for her integrity and drive.

"In her new role as group business editor at Independent News & Media, she is not one to shy away from digging deep into the heart of what matters to the Irish people."

The overall Woman of the Year Award went to Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy.

The event salutes the impact women have made on Irish life within their fields of influence and expertise.

Last night, Ms McDonald said she was humbled to have her work recognised.

"I am honoured to be included in the company of women who are excelling in their fields and making such a difference to the lives of so many in Ireland and beyond," she said.

Other winners included Sharon Horgan, who was recognised with the Entertainment Award for her international success as the talent behind some of this year's funniest TV shows. Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House, received the Special Recognition Award for her work in suicide prevention.

Country president of Sodexo Margot Slattery received the Business Award for her advocacy of LGBT rights and diversity within the workplace.

Irish Independent

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