Judging 2020

The awards will be judged by a panel chaired by Tim Vaughan

Independent Judging Panel 2020

  • Brendan Keenan, former Business Editor, Irish Independent
  • Claire Grady, former editor of the Irish Independent
  • Dara Doyle, Bloomberg
  • Dave O’Connell, Editor Connacht Tribune
  • Fiona Stack, Radio Kerry and ex Newstalk journalist
  • Gavan Becton, Editor Meath Chronicle, former Digital Editor The Irish Sun
  • Gavin Sheridan, former journalist. Founder Right to Know
  • Geraldine Kennedy, former editor of The Irish Times
  • Hannah Louise Dunne, Editorial Director at Radical Creative Agency. Former journalist with the Mail and Independent
  • Ian Kehoe, former editor of the Sunday Business Post
  • Jane Suiter, Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) and Associate Professor in the School of Communications, DCU
  • Jennifer O’ Brien, ex Irish Sun and Times Ireland. Now with RTÉ Communications
  • Joe Breen, former Irish Times Managing Editor
  • Mairead Lavery, Editor, Irish Country Living
  • Michael Foley, Professor Emeritus at the School of Media, DIT
  • Mick McCaffrey, Head of News TV3, former Sunday World journalist
  • Miriam Donohue, ex journalist and National Lottery, now with GOAL
  • PJ Cunningham, former Sunday Tribune Sports editor
  • Siobhan O’Connell, Director of Business Plus magazine
  • Trevor White, Director of the Little Museum of Dublin, former editor of The Dubliner magazine
  • Willie Kealy, former Deputy Editor Sunday Independent

Eligible News Brands for Broadsheet/Compact categories

  • Independent.ie
  • Irish Examiner
  • Irish Farmers Journal
  • Irish Independent
  • Irish Mail on Sunday
  • Sunday Business Post
  • Sunday Independent
  • The Irish Times
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times, Ireland Edition

Eligible News Brands for Popular categories

  • Buzz.ie
  • Dublin Live
  • Evoke.ie
  • Extra.ie
  • Irish Daily Mail
  • Irish Daily Mirror
  • Irish Daily Star
  • Irish Sun on Sunday
  • Irish Sunday Mirror
  • Sunday World
  • The Herald
  • The Irish Sun