Tuesday 27 June 2017

Outstanding achievement is 'something else' for our Charlie

Charlie Weston and wife Emer at the Shelbourne Hotel yesterday. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Charlie Weston and wife Emer at the Shelbourne Hotel yesterday. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Sean Duffy

The Irish Independent's Personal Finance Editor, Charlie Weston, has been honoured with an Outstanding Achievement award at the annual Smurfit Business Journalist Awards in Dublin.

Mr Weston was honoured at an event which celebrates the efforts of business journalists from across Irish media.

Mr Weston has been a stalwart at Independent News and Media for over 20 years. His work in areas like pensions, mortgages and insurance has been a key part of the group's financial offering to readers.

He has been a long-time monitor of credit institutions in Ireland, and earlier this year he revealed a series of fraud allegations at Rush Credit Union which is now the subject of a Garda investigation.

Mr Weston's 'You and Your Money' column has become a staple in INM's business coverage in recent years.

Mr Weston expressed his delight at being recognised.

He said: "This is something else."

Other award winners at the event included RTÉ's Will Goodbody (Specialist Reporter), Paul Colgan of UTV Ireland (Business Feature), Barry Whyte of the 'Sunday Business Post' (Business Interview) and Paul O'Donoghue of Fora.ie (Upcoming Business Journalist), Barry O'Halloran of 'The Irish Times' (Business News Story), Stephen Kinsella 'The Irish Times' (Economic Commentator) and Marie Boran, 'The Irish Times' (Technology Reporter).

The event was hosted by Today FM's Matt Cooper.

Irish Independent

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