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Sunday 16 December 2018

Exposing tracker and insurance scandals puts INM staff on list for journalism awards

Award-winning journalist Charlie Weston is in line to win Business Story of the Year for his in-depth coverage on alleged cartel activity in the insurance industry. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Award-winning journalist Charlie Weston is in line to win Business Story of the Year for his in-depth coverage on alleged cartel activity in the insurance industry. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Ian Begley

Ian Begley

Coverage of the tracker mortgage scandal and insurance industry cartels have put Irish Independent journalists in line for a series of top awards.

Journalists at Independent News & Media have been shortlisted for a total of 40 awards across 22 categories at this year's Newsbrands Ireland Journalism Awards.

Among the Irish Independent's most groundbreaking stories of the year was coverage of the tracker mortgage scandal, which is set to cost the banks more than €1bn. That coverage is shortlisted in the Campaigning Journalism category.

Award-winning journalist Charlie Weston is in line to win Business Story of the Year for his in-depth coverage on alleged cartel activity in the insurance industry.

Independent.ie reporter Amy Molloy has also been shortlisted in the Investigative Journalism and Young Journalist of the Year category for putting the spotlight on slum landlords.

Group political editor Kevin Doyle has been nominated for Showbiz Story of the Year for his exclusive on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle opting to take a "mini-moon" in Dublin.

Irish Independent's environmental editor Paul Melia is also up for the News Analysis award for work on the housing crisis. Other Irish Independent journalists shortlisted include: Katy Hayes (Critic of the Year), Laura Butler (Features-Popular) and Brian O'Reilly (Showbiz Story). Sports journalists Daniel McDonnell, Vincent Hogan and Ewan McKenna are also shortlisted for awards.

Irish Independent

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