INM journalists honoured at Law awards
Three journalists working with Independent News & Media (INM) received accolades at the Law Society Justice Media Awards.
INM Group Business Editor Dearbhail McDonald won the Justice Media Award in the Sunday Newspapers category for her 'Sunday Independent' article 'Medical negligence - a suitable case for treatment'.
Shane Phelan, Legal Affairs Editor of the Irish Independent, picked up a Certificate of Merit for his report: 'Our disturbed children are being sent abroad because we can't cope'. The article explored the complex issue of young people with mental health difficulties.
Maeve Sheehan, correspondent with the 'Sunday Independent', also received a Certificate of Merit for her piece, 'Murder and suspicion linger in West Cork', which drew together details of the Sophie Toscan du Plantier case. Now in its 25th year, the awards were marked with the highest ever number of entrants.