INDEPENDENT.IE has been nominated as a best online news publication in the country's biggest website awards show.
The website was nominated after a massive online public vote and will compete in the News and Media section with seven other finalists – including FitMagazine.ie, which produces a weekly publication in the Irish Independent.
The online awards, known as the Realex Fire Web Awards, received 1,035 public nominations across 29 different categories with over 700 unique websites entered.
The awards are unique as anyone can nominate a site, and the finalists are drawn solely from public nominations by a judging panel.
The 29 categories recognise excellence in website development and content in a variety of areas including news, entertainment and technology, as well as government, education and community.
Announcing the finalists, founder and organiser of the awards, Damien Mulley, said: "We're thrilled and impressed by the high quality and volume of entries.
The winners will be crowned on November 6 at a ceremony in the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin. A full list of finalists is on webawards.ie.