Law Society honours for Legal Affairs Editor
Irish Independent Legal Affairs Editor Shane Phelan received two Certificates of Merit at the Law Society of Ireland Justice Media Awards yesterday.
Shane Phelan won the two awards for his reports on 'Judges give soft sentences to drivers who kill on roads' and 'Analysis of the Disclosures Tribunal'.
A total of 120 of Ireland's journalists gathered for the award ceremony at the Law Society of Ireland's historic headquarters at Blackhall Place, Dublin 7.
The District Court, Disclosures Tribunal and the Belfast rape trial were among the key topics across a record-breaking 236 entries.
The top prize was awarded to 'RTÉ Investigates - Law and Disorder', for its examination of the District Court across Ireland.
The judges said that Paul Murphy and Doireann O'Hara's report that won the broadcast journalism category "encapsulates everything that the Justice Media Awards strives to promote and encourage".
Rosita Boland, of the 'Irish Times', won the category print/online journalism for her article 'Irish life laid bare, one court case at a time'.