Shortlist 2018

NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards Shortlist 2018

Business Story of the Year

Samantha McCaughren, Sunday Independent. | View the shortlisted work
Mark Paul and Colm Keena, The Irish Times. | View the shortlisted work
Nicola Byrne and Niamh Walsh, The Irish Mail on Sunday. | View the shortlisted work
Joe Brennan, The Irish Times. View the shortlisted work
Tom Lyons, The Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work
Charlie Weston, Irish Independent/Independent.ie | View the shortlisted work

Business Journalist of the Year

Brian Carey, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work
Fearghal O’Connor, Sunday Independent | View the shortlisted work
Mark Paul, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Tom Lyons, The Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work
Gavin Daly, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work
Jack Horgan-Jones, The Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work

Campaigning Journalism

Irish Independent: Tracker Mortgage coverage | View the shortlisted work
Irish Daily Mail: ‘Protect Our Kids Online’ campaign | View the shortlisted work
Irish Examiner: Illegal Adoption coverage | View the shortlisted work
Irish Sun: ‘Show Some Heart’ campaign | View the shortlisted work
Sunday Business Post: Vulture Funds expose | View the shortlisted work
The Irish Times: ‘Platform’ health series |  View the shortlisted work

Columnist (Broadsheet)

Gene Kerrigan, Sunday Independent | View the shortlisted work
Fintan O’ Toole, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Justine McCarthy, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work
Colin Murphy, The Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work
Miriam Lord, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Larissa Nolan, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work

Columnist (Popular)

Philip Nolan, Irish Daily Mail | View the shortlisted work
Aoife Bannon, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Pat Flanagan, Irish Daily Mirror | View the shortlisted work
Larissa Nolan, Irish Daily Mirror/Sunday Mirror | View the shortlisted work
Rebecca Barker, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Billy Scanlon, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work

Crime Story of the Year

Emma McMenamy, Irish Daily Mirror | View the shortlisted work
Nicola Donnelly, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
Stephen Breen, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail | View the shortlisted work
Michael O’Toole, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
Ruairi Cotter, The Irish Sun/Irish Sun on Sunday | View the shortlisted work

Crime Journalist of the Year

Patrick O’Connell, Sunday World | View the shortlisted work
Emma McMenamy, Irish Daily Mirror | View the shortlisted work
Stephen Breen, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Nicola Donnelly, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
Ruairi Cotter, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Michael O’Toole, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work

Critic of the Year

Fiona Charleton, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work
Liam Fay, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work
Patrick Freyne, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Katy Hayes, freelance (Irish Independent and Sunday Times) | View the shortlisted work
Cristin Leach, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work
Richard Pine, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work

Digital Excellence shortlist

News team, Irish Farmers Journal | View the shortlisted work
Niamh Towey and Sorcha Pollak, The Irish Times Hurricane Ophelia live blog | View the shortlisted work
Enda O’Dowd, The Irish Times video entries | View the shortlisted work
Richard Oakley and Aaron Rogan, The Times, Ireland Edition for JFK speech | View the shortlisted work
Declan Ferry, The Irish Sun for Victims voices | View the shortlisted work
Ciara Kenny, The Irish Times for user generated content tool | View the shortlisted work

Features (Broadsheet)

Declan Lynch, Sunday Independent | View the shortlisted work
Conor Lally, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Francesca Comyn, The Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work
Conor Gallagher, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Sally Hayden, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Michael Brennan, The Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work

Features (Popular)

Gary Meneely, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Claire Scott, The Irish Mail on Sunday | View the shortlisted work
Jenny Friel, Irish Daily Mail | View the shortlisted work
Laura Butler, Independent.ie | View the shortlisted work
Debbie McCann, The Irish Mail on Sunday | View the shortlisted work
Aoife Finneran, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work

Foreign Coverage

Marion McKeone, The Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work
Sally Hayden, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Suzanne Lynch, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Catherine Fegan, Irish Daily Mail | View the shortlisted work
Guy Hedgecoe, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work

Front Page of the Year

Collateral Damage, Irish Examiner | View the shortlisted work
No More Lonely Journeys, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
I Found Out Today I’m Dying, Irish Daily Mail | View the shortlisted work
The Power Of Women, Sunday Independent | View the shortlisted work
Molly: Minutes After Murder, The Herald | View the shortlisted work
Up For The DD Cup – The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work

Headline of the Year

One Billboard Outside Abbeydorney, Irish Examiner | View the shortlisted work
Dryer Straits, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Chilly Wrong Kearney, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
No Way Hose, The Herald | View the shortlisted work
The Wheel IRA, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
Ground To Heir Missiles, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work

Investigative Journalism

Rosita Boland, The Irish Times, on the Ann Lovett story and aftermath. | View the shortlisted work
Sunday Independent Investigations team ( Maeve Sheehan, Wayne O’ Connor, Mark O’ Regan) , on the investigation into nursing homes. | View the shortlisted work
Aaron Rogan and Ellen Coyne, The Times, Ireland edition, on the changes to policy by Google and other companies online in the abortion referendum. | View the shortlisted work
Michael O’Farrell, The Irish Mail on Sunday, on the abusing brother in St John of God. | View the shortlisted work
Amy Molloy, Independent.ie, revealing slum landlords. | View the shortlisted work
Jack Power, The Irish Times, investigation into Scouting Ireland. | View the shortlisted work

News Analysis

Stephen Kinsella, The Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work
Patsy McGarry, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Eoin Burke Kennedy, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Jenny Friel, Irish Daily Mail | View the shortlisted work
Paul Melia, Irish Independent | View the shortlisted work
Susan Mitchell, The Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work

News Reporter of the Year

Mark Tighe, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work
Paul Healy, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
Patricia Devlin, Sunday World | View the shortlisted work
Conor Lally, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Simon Carswell, Sarah Bardon and Martin Wall, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Stephen Breen, The Irish Sun/Irish Sun on Sunday | View the shortlisted work

Political Story of the Year

Sunday Independent investigations team (Karl Deeter, Philip Ryan and Wayne O’Connor) View the shortlisted work
Fiach Kelly, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Jennifer Bray, The Times, Ireland edition | View the shortlisted work
Ellen Coyne, The Times, Ireland Edition | View the shortlisted work
Simon Carswell and Mark Paul, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Ronan McGreevy, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work

Political Journalist of the Year

Alison O’Connor, Irish Examiner | View the shortlisted work
Fiach Kelly, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Jennifer Bray, The Times, Ireland edition | View the shortlisted work
Ellen Coyne, The Times, Ireland edition | View the shortlisted work
Hugh O’Connell, Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work
Michael Brennan, Sunday Business Post | View the shortlisted work

Scoop of the Year

Michael O’Farrell, The Irish Mail on Sunday | View the shortlisted work
Rosita Boland, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Jennifer O’Brien and Catherine Sanz, The Times, Ireland Edition | View the shortlisted work
Stephen Breen, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Simon Carswell & Mark Paul, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Senan Molony, Irish Daily Mail | View the shortlisted work

Showbiz Journalist of the Year

Niamh Walsh, The Irish Mail on Sunday | View the shortlisted work
Ken Sweeney, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Colin Coyle, The Sunday Times | View the shortlisted work
Barry Egan, Sunday Independent | View the shortlisted work
Kieran Dineen, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Demelza De Burca, Irish Daily Mirror/Sunday Mirror | View the shortlisted work

Showbiz Story of the Year

Keith Falkiner, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
Kevin Doyle, Irish Independent| View the shortlisted work
Jennifer O’Brien and Catherine Sanz, The Times, Ireland edition | View the shortlisted work
Ken Sweeney, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Niamh Horan, Sunday Independent | View the shortlisted work
Brian O’Reilly, Independent.ie | View the shortlisted work

Sports Story of the Year

Daniel McDonnell, Irish Independent | View the shortlisted work
Alan Smith, The Times, Ireland Edition. | View the shortlisted work
Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent | View the shortlisted work
Johnny Waterson, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Cathal Dennehy, Irish Examiner | View the shortlisted work
Joe Brolly, Sunday Independent | View the shortlisted work

Sports Writer (Broadsheet)

Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent | View the shortlisted work
Johnny Watterson, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Malachy Clerkin, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Ewan McKenna, Independent.ie | View the shortlisted work
Daniel McDonnell, Irish Independent | View the shortlisted work
John Fogarty, Irish Examiner | View the shortlisted work

Sports Writer (Popular)

Paul Lennon, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
Karl O’Kane, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
Neil O’Riordan, The Irish Sun | View the shortlisted work
Mark Gallagher, The Irish Mail on Sunday | View the shortlisted work
Dave Coughlan, Irish Daily Star | View the shortlisted work
Shane McGrath, The Irish Mail on Sunday | View the shortlisted work

Young Journalist of the Year

Sally Hayden, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Jack Power, The Irish Times | View the shortlisted work
Peter O’Dwyer, The Times, Ireland edition | View the shortlisted work
Ellen Coyne, The Times, Ireland edition | View the shortlisted work
Amy Molloy, Independent.ie | View the shortlisted work
Saoirse Mc Garrigle, Irish Daily Mirror | View the shortlisted work