Thursday 18 January 2018

INM feature strongly in Journalism Awards 2017 shortlist

INM journalists and reporters have been nominated for their excellence

Journalists and reporters were nominated for excellence in their field
Journalists and reporters were nominated for excellence in their field
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent News and Media feature heavily in the shortlist for this year's Journalism Awards.

The NewsBrands Ireland Journalism awards saw 1,400 entries made across 24 categories.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on November 2, with each category winner eligible for the Journalist of the Year crown.

Independent News and Media journalists and reporters have received a large number of nominations across a number of awards.

There are nods for Independent.ie, with Amy Molloy nominated for the prestigious Young Journalist of the Year award.

Meanwhile, under the Digital Excellence category, FarmIreland and The Left Wing Podcast are nominated.

Sunday Independent columnist Gene Kerrigan is up for Broadsheet Columnist of the Year and the Sunday World's Lynda McCarthy is nominated for the Popular Columnist of the Year award.

Sunday Independent Business Editor Samantha McCaughren has been nominated for Business Story of the Year for her piece; 'AIB will play no tax for 30 years after IPO'.

The Sunday World has two of its reporters going head to head for Crime Journalist of the Year, Patrick O'Connell and Nicola Tallant.

Philip Ryan of the Sunday Independent and Robin Schiller of The Herald are both up for Crime Story of the Year. Philip, for his exposé of mismanagement of funds at the Garda Training College and Robin for his story, 'Swoop by UK armed police on man accused of the murder of Gareth Hutch'.

Lynne Kelleher of the Sunday World is nominated in the Features (Popular) category while Maeve Sheehan and Graham Clifford get the nod for the Features (Broadsheet) award.

Sunday Independent's Maeve Sheehan is also up for the Investigative Journalism award for her story on private nursing homes.

The Sunday World's 'Evil Tent' is up for Front Page of the Year against The Herald's 'A Marked Man' while Cathal McMahon is up for the Foreign Journalism award.

Two INM titles will also do battle for Headline of the Year as the Sunday World's 'Lost Sole' faces The Herald's 'Dumbelievable'.

Irish Independent's Sarah McDonald and The Herald's Conor Feehan are both nominated for the News Reporter of the Year, while Niall O'Connor is nominated for Political Journalist of the Year, one of three nominations for him.

Niall O'Connor is also nominated for Political Story of the Year for his story on Gerry Adams and the Brian Stack case and for Young Journalist of the Year.

Sarah McDonald is also nominated in the prestigious Scoop of the Year category for her story on Bishop Martin removing priests from Maynooth seminary.

Philip Ryan is also nominated in the same category for his story on Fianna Fail pushing Fianna Gael to raise the old age pension.

Three INM staff are battling it out for Sports Story of the Year. Martin Breheny, Irish Independent (Mayo football managers forced out by player revolt), Alan Sherry, Sunday World (Athlone Town FC match fixing) and John Greene, Sunday Independent (Inter county footballer fails drugs test).

The Sunday World's Eugene Masterson and The Herald's Melanie Finn are both up for Showbiz Journalist of the Year.

All nominees progress to the awards event which take place in Dublin’s Mansion House on Thursday, 2nd November, where the winners will be announced and the overall Journalist of the Year will be awarded.

Full Shortlist

Business Journalist of the Year

· Tom Lyons, The Sunday Business Post

 

· Jack Horgan Jones, The Sunday Business Post

 

· Gavin Daly, The Sunday Times

 

· Barry J Whyte, The Sunday Business Post

 

· Mark Paul, The Irish Times

 

· Valerie Hanley, The Irish Mail on Sunday

 

Business Story of the Year

 

· Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail & The Irish Mail on Sunday. Banks overcharging customers on their mortgages

 

· Mark Paul and Ciaran Hancock, The Irish Times. INM boardroom row

 

· John Meagher, Irish Independent. Deliveroo: ‘Slaves to Convenience’

 

· Jack Horgan Jones and Tom Lyons, The Sunday Business Post. ‘Central Bank Probes stockbroker Davy over Angle bond sale’

 

· Peter O’ Dwyer, Ireland edition of The Times, Irish Insurance companies lack of transparency to Central Bank

 

· Samantha McCaughren, Sunday Independent. “AIB will play no tax for 30 years after IPO”

 

Broadsheet Columnist of the Year

 

· Justine McCarthy, The Sunday Times

 

· Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times

 

· Gene Kerrigan, Sunday Independent

 

· Patrick Freyne, The Irish Times

 

· Miriam Lord, The Irish Times

 

· Mick Clifford, Irish Examiner

 

Popular Columnist of the Year

 

· Pat Flanagan, Irish Daily Mirror

 

· Lynda McCarthy, Sunday World

 

· Neil Cotter, The Irish Sun

 

· Roslyn Dee, Irish Daily Mail

 

· Philip Nolan, Irish Daily Mail

 

· David Coughlan, Irish Daily Star

 

Critic of the Year

 

· Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times

 

· Catherine Cleary, The Irish Times

 

· Peter Crawley, The Irish Times

 

· Patrick Freyne, The Irish Times

 

· Andrew Lynch, Irish Independent/The Sunday Business Post

 

· Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times

 

Crime Journalist of the Year

 

· Michael O'Toole, Irish Daily Star

 

· Stephen Breen, The Irish Sun

 

· Patrick O'Connell, Sunday World

 

· Nicola Tallant, Sunday World

 

· Keith Falkiner, Irish Daily Star

 

· Gary Meneely, The Irish Sun

 

Crime Story of the Year

 

· Michael O'Toole, Irish Daily Star. Jihadist responsible for London Bridge attack had lived in Ireland

 

· Stephen Breen, The Irish Sun. Garda probed after video of Dara Quigley leaked on social media

 

· Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail. Tom Martens’ defence motion in Jason Corbett murder trial

 

· Jilly Beattie, Irish Daily Mirror. Former Celtic Coach Jim McCafferty sex abuse scandal

 

· Robin Schiller, The Herald. Swoop by UK armed police on man accused of the murder of Gareth Hutch

 

· Philip Ryan, Sunday Independent. Mismanagement of public funds by the Garda Training College

 

Digital Excellence

 

· Independent.ie, FarmIreland

 

· The Irish Times Abroad, Ciara Kenny

 

· The Irish Times Leadership Tracker, Paddy Logue

 

· The Irish Times Lost Leads Series, Dean Ruxton

 

· Independent.ie, The Left Wing

 

· Sunday Business Post Podcast

 

Features (Popular)

 

· Eoin Murphy, Irish Daily Mail

 

· Kieran Dineen, The Irish Sun

 

· Jenny Friel, Irish Daily Mail

 

· Ruairi Cotter, The Irish Sun

 

· Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail

 

· Lynne Kelleher, Sunday World

 

Features (Broadsheet)

 

· Maeve Sheehan, Sunday Independent

 

· Graham Clifford, Irish Independent

 

· Davin O'Dwyer, The Irish Times

 

· Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, The Irish Times

 

· Jennifer O'Connell, The Irish Times

 

· Conor Lally, The Irish Times

 

Headline of the Year

 

· Sunday World 'Lost Sole'

 

· The Irish Sun 'He has Gone Away You Know'

 

· The Herald 'Dumbelievable'

 

· Irish Daily Star 'Quarter Pounder with Sleaze'

 

· Irish Daily Star 'Undie Arrest'

 

· The Irish Times ' 13m'

 

Front Page of the Year

 

· Irish Daily Star 'Dapper Don in Hong Kong'

 

· The Herald ' A Marked Man'

 

· Irish Daily Star 'Rebel Gunman'

 

· Sunday World 'Evil Tent'

 

· Irish Daily Mirror 'What Have They Done'

 

· Irish Examiner 'McCabe'

 

Foreign Journalism

 

· Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times

 

· Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, The Irish Times

 

· Catherine Fegan, The Irish Mail on Sunday

 

· Richard Pine, The Sunday Times

 

· Rosita Boland, The Irish Times

 

· Cathal McMahon, Irish Independent

 

Investigative Journalism

 

· Nicola Byrne, The Irish Mail on Sunday. Investigation into Syrian refugees being placed in direct provision centres

 

· Ellen Coyne, Catherine Sanz, Ireland edition of The Times. Rogue crisis pregnancy agencies

 

· Jack Horgan-Jones, The Sunday Business Post. Tax avoidance by vulture funds

 

· Carl O'Brien, The Irish Times. Series of articles which exposed mismanagement of Irish universities

 

· Michael O'Farrell, Irish Daily Mail. St John of God charity scandal

 

· Maeve Sheehan, Sunday Independent. Private nursing homes investigation

 

News Analysis

 

· Simon Carswell, The Irish Times

 

· Conor Lally, The Irish Times

 

· Daniel McConnell & Fiachra O'Cionnaith, Irish Examiner

 

· Kieran Dineen, The Irish Sun

 

· Rosita Boland, The Irish Times

 

· Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail

 

News Reporter

 

· Colette Sexton, The Sunday Business Post

 

· Sarah McDonald, Irish Independent

 

· Conor Feehan, The Herald

 

· Jilly Beattie, Irish Daily Mirror

 

· Gary Meneely, The Irish Sun

 

· Ruadhán Mac Cormaic,The Irish Times

 

Political Journalist of the Year

 

· Fiach Kelly, The Irish Times

 

· John Lee, The Irish Mail On Sunday

 

· Justine McCarthy, The Sunday Times

 

· Miriam Lord, The Irish Times

 

· John Mooney, The Sunday Times

 

· Niall O' Connor, Irish Independent

 

Political Story of the Year

 

· Niall O' Connor, Irish Independent. Gerry Adams controversy surrounding Brian Stack case

 

· Philip Ryan, Sunday Independent. Fianna Fail push Fine Gael for raise in old Age Pension

 

· Fiach Kelly, The Irish Times. Leaked Fine Gael Whatsapp conversation

 

· John Lee, The Irish Mail On Sunday. Details of previously unpublished dossier of claims by Garda HR Chief John Barrett

 

· John Mooney, The Sunday Times. McCabe Smear Campaign

 

· Ellen Coyne, Ireland Edition of the Times. National Maternity Hospital scandal

 

Scoop of the Year

 

· Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner. Irish Olympics Boxing scandal

 

· David Labanyi, The Irish Times. Garda Breath Test Data

 

· Ellen Coyne, Ireland Edition of The Times. National Maternity Hospital scandal

 

· Sarah MacDonald, Irish Independent. Bishop Martin removes priests from Maynooth seminary

 

Sports Writer of the Year

 

· Ewan McKenna, The Sunday Business Post & Ireland Edition of the Times

 

· Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent

 

· Malachy Clerkin, The Irish Times

 

· Denis Walsh, The Sunday Times

 

· Mark Gallagher, The Irish Mail on Sunday

 

· Michael Foley, The Sunday Times

 

Sports Story of the Year

 

· Martin Breheny, Irish Independent. Mayo football managers forced out by player revolt

 

· Malachy Clerkin, The Irish Times. Story behind MMA fighter Joao Carvalho’s life and death

 

· Derek Foley, Irish Daily Star. Death of Anthony Foley

 

· Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner. Irish Olympics Boxing scandal

 

· Alan Sherry, Sunday World. Athlone Town FC match fixing

 

· John Greene, Sunday Independent. Inter county footballer fails drugs test

 

Showbiz Story of the Year

 

· Nadine O’ Regan, The Sunday Business Post. Exclusive interview with Neil Jordan about Riviera drama series

 

· Sandra Mallon, Irish Daily Star. Exclusive story concerning health of pop duo Jedward’s father

 

· Paul Healy, Irish Daily Star. Vincent Browne Driving Ban

 

· Ken Sweeney, The Irish Sun. Exclusive interview with Keith Duffy

 

· Keith Falkiner, Irish Daily Star. Exclusive story concerning Rihanna’s Irish bodyguard

 

· John Patrick Kierans, Irish Daily Mirror. Exclusive story concerning collapse of singer Charlie Landsborough following Late Late Show interview

 

Showbiz Journalist of the Year

 

· Ken Sweeney, The Irish Sun.

 

· Sandra Mallon, Irish Daily Star

 

· Eugene Masterson, Sunday World.

 

· Eoin Murphy, The Irish Mail On Sunday

 

· Melanie Finn, The Herald

 

· Sharon McGowan, Irish Daily Mirror

 

Young Journalist of the Year

 

· Paul Healy, Irish Daily Star

 

· Niall O'Connor, Irish Independent

 

· Leanna Byrne, The Sunday Business Post

 

· Ellen Coyne, Ireland Edition of the Times

 

· Sally Hayden, The Irish Times

 

· Amy Molloy, Irish Independent and The Herald

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