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Wednesday 17 January 2018

More accolades for 'Anglo Tapes' story as Independent Newspapers dominate business awards

Sarah McCabe

Sarah McCabe

INM journalists took home a spate of prizes at the UCD Michael Smurfit Business Journalist Awards this afternoon, which recognised the best business stories of the past year.

Winners include Paul Williams, who won the Breaking Business News award for the explosive Anglo Tapes story exposed earlier this year. "It was the scoop of the year" said the judges - "the story with everything and an impact far beyond business".

Richard Curran was presented with the Outstanding Achievement Award for his 21 year career in business journalism. Anticipating another 21 years, he said young business reporters have nothing to be afraid of despite the changing nature of journalism - "there will always be a market for what we do."

Richard Curran and Tom Lyons also took home the award for Specialist Business Reporting for their RTE programme "Inside Irish Nationwide" while Tom Lyons was selected by UCD alumni as their business journalist of choice.

Other winners included The Irish Times' Colm Keena for economic and business commentary, while RTE's Robert Shortt took the top prize in the Business Feature category for his "Tax Tricks" piece.

Irish Independent

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