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Previous Winners

Previous Winners

Journalist of the Year

2016 – Michael Clifford, Irish Examiner

2013 – Kitty Holland, The Irish Times

2012 – Michael Brennan, Fiach Kelly, Cormac McQuinn, Fionnan Sheahan, Irish Independent

2011 Simon Carswell, The Irish Times

Business Journalist

2016 – Tom Lyons, The Sunday Business Post

2013 – Ian Kehoe, The Sunday Business Post
2012 – Ian Kehoe, The Sunday Business Post
2011 – Tom Lyons, Brian Carey, The Sunday Times

Business Story

2016 – Fearghal O’Connor, The Sunday Business Post

Columnist

2016 – Michael Clifford, Irish Examiner  (Broadsheet)

2016 – Paddy Murray, Sunday World (Popular)

2013 – Paul Howard, The Irish Times
2012 – Justine McCarthy, The Sunday Times (columnist), Dermot Bolger, Irish Daily Mail (commentator)
2011 – Martina Devlin, Irish Independent

Campaign

2013 – The Lance Armstrong Doping Scandal, David Walsh, The Sunday Times

Crime Journalist

2016 – Nicola Tallant, Sunday World

2013 – Mick McCaffery, Sunday World
2012 – Nicola Tallant, Sunday World

Crime Story

2016 – Alan Sherry, Sunday World

Critic

2016 –  Patrick Freyne, The Irish Times 

2013 – Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times
2012 – Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times
2011 – Patrick Freyne, Evening Herald / Sunday Tribune

Design & Presentation

2013 – Sunday World
2012 – Irish Daily Mail
2011 – Irish Examiner

Digital

2016 – The Irish Times, Remembering the 1916 Rising

2013 – independent.ie – The Anglo Tapes

Features

2016Susan Mitchell, The Sunday Business Post (Broadsheet)

2016Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail / The Irish Mail on Sunday (Popular)

2013 – Eoin Butler, Irish Independent / The Irish Times
2012 – Philip Nolan, Irish Daily Mail
2011 – Kathy Sheridan, The Irish Times

Foreign

2016 –  Jason O’Brien, Irish Independent

2013 – Jason O’Brien, Irish Independent

Front Page 

2016 – The Herald, ‘Hotel Killers’

Headline

2013 – ‘Deja Voodoo’, Western People
2012 – ‘Tiocfaith Ar Lamh’, Irish Daily Star

Investigative

2016 – Peter Murtagh, The Irish Times 

News Analysis

2016 – Rosita Boland, The Irish Times 

2013 – Michael O’Farrell, Irish Mail on Sunday

News Reporter

2016 –  Patrick O’Connell, Irish Daily Star / Sunday World

2013 – Kitty Holland, The Irish Times

Newspapers in Education (NiE)

2013 – Young Irish Writing, The Irish Times
2012 – Titanic Supplement, Irish Independent
2011 – TY People, People Newspapers

Political Journalist

2016 – Jody Corcoran, Sunday Independent

2013 – Fiach Kelly, Irish Independent
2012 – Miriam Lord, The Irish Times
2011 – Miriam Lord, The Irish Times

Political Story

2016 – Niamh Horan, Sunday Independent

Regional

2013 – Anthony Hennigan, Western People
2012 – Marisa Reidy, The Kerryman
2011 – Colette Browne, Wexford Echo

Scoop

2016 – Regency Killings, Sunday World Crime Team

2013 – The Anglo Tapes, Paul Williams, Irish Independent
2012 – Quinn video in Russia, Michael O’Farrell, Irish Mail on Sunday
2011 – Healy-Rae TV phone voting, Senan Molony, Irish Daily Mail

Sports Story 

2016 – Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent 

Sports Writer 

2016 – Neil Francis, Sunday Independent

Sports Reporter

2013 – Roy Curtis, Sunday World
2012 – Ewan McKenna, Irish Examiner

Sports Columnist

2013 – Neil Francis, Sunday Independent
2012 – Eamonn Sweeney, Sunday Independent
2011 – Keiran Shannon, Sunday Tribune / Irish Examiner

Showbiz Journalist

2016 – Ken Sweeney, The Irish Sun

2013 – Barry Egan, Sunday Independent
2012 – Alexandra Ryan, Irish Mail on Sunday
2011 – Jennifer O’Brien, The Irish Sun

Showbiz Story 

2016 -Maeve Quigley, Irish Daily Mirror

Young Journalist

2016 – Sean Dunne, Irish Daily Mail

2013 – Elaine O’Loughlin, Irish Daily Mail
2012 – Jennifer Bray, Irish Daily Mail
2011 – Fiach Kelly, Irish Independent