Sunday 21 January 2018

'Sunday Independent' honoured at journalism awards

Prize: Digital award winner Tom Lyon
Prize: Digital award winner Tom Lyon
Prize: Digital award winner Gavin Sheridan
Scoop: Richard Curran
Nick Webb

Nick Webb

The Sunday Independent's business section team won a top prize at the prestigious National Newspapers of Ireland Journalism Awards last week.

Sunday Independent deputy business editor Tom Lyons and journalist Gavin Sheridan won the Digital award for their work on the Anglo Tapes with the team.

And reporter Paul Williams won Scoop of the Year for breaking the Anglo Tapes story in sister title the Irish Independent.

Sunday Independent journalists have also been nominated for awards in two categories at the UCD Michael Smurfit Business Graduate School Business Journalist of the Year awards.

Richard Curran, the Dragons' Den presenter and Sunday Independent columnist, and Tom Lyons were nominated in the category of Specialist Business Reporting for the RTE/Animo documentary Inside Irish Nationwide.

Tom Lyons was also nominated for Business Interview of the Year at the awards for his interview with Mike Aynsley, the former chief executive of IBRC.

The revelations in the Anglo Tapes were published this summer. The tapes revealed David Drumm, then-chief executive of Anglo Irish, saying he would demand "moolah" from the Central Bank. Another executive was taped singing a pre-war verse of the German national anthem as they discussed money flowing in from Germany after the Government guaranteed the banks.

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