Shortlist 2021

Arts Journalism and Criticism

Barry Egan, Sunday Independent – View the shortlisted work
Patrick Freyne, The Irish Times – View the shortlisted work
Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times – View the shortlisted work
Shilpa Ganatra, Irish Times and Irish Independent – View the shortlisted work
John Self, freelance for The Irish Times – View the shortlisted work
Una Mullally, The Irish Times – View the shortlisted work

Business Journalist of the Year

Brian Carey, The Sunday Times View the shortlisted work
Joe Brennan, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Mark Paul, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Aaron Rogan, Business Post View the shortlisted work
Fearghal O’Connor, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work
Ken Foxe, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work

Campaigning Journalism

Business Post View the shortlisted work
Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
The Sunday Times View the shortlisted work
Irish Examiner View the shortlisted work
The Irish Mail On Sunday View the shortlisted work
Sunday Independent  View the shortlisted work

Broadsheet Columnist of the Year

Ruadhán MacCormaic, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Justine McCarthy, The Sunday Times View the shortlisted work
Shane Ross, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work
Una Mullaly, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Colin Murphy, Business Post View the shortlisted work
Gene Kerrigan, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work

Popular Columnist of the Year

Maeve Quigley, Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work
Roy Curtis, Sunday World View the shortlisted work
Lisa Brady, Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work
Damien Lane, The Irish Sun View the shortlisted work
Jenny Friel, Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work
Mark Gallagher – Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work

Crime Journalist of the Year

Michael O’Toole, Irish Daily Star View the shortlisted work
Nicola Tallant, Sunday World View the shortlisted work
Ali Bracken, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work
Ken Foy , The Herald and Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
John Mooney, The Sunday Times View the shortlisted work
John Hand, The Irish Sun View the shortlisted work

Best Digital News Coverage

www.extra.ie
www.thesun.ie
www.irishtimes.com
www.Independent.ie
www.irishmirror.ie
www.irishexaminer.ie

Broadsheet Feature Writer of the Year

Sophie White, Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
Lara Marlowe, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Liz Dunphy, Irish Examiner View the shortlisted work
Maeve Sheehan, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work
Jennifer O’Connell, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Roslyn Dee, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work

Popular Feature Writer of the Year

Maeve Quigley, Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work
Nicola Bardon, The Irish Sun View the shortlisted work
Isabel Conway, The Irish Mail on Sunday View the shortlisted work
Michael Doyle, The Irish Sun View the shortlisted work
John Hande, Irish Daily Mirror View the shortlisted work
Lisa Brady, Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work

Front Page of the Year

Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work
Irish Examiner View the shortlisted work
The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Irish Daily Star View the shortlisted work
Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work

Headline of the Year

The Herald “President Bye Don” View the shortlisted work
Irish Daily Star “Cead Mile Pfizer” View the shortlisted work
Irish Daily Star “To Hell or Fanacht” View the shortlisted work
Irish Farmers Journal “Sour Dough” View the shortlisted work
The Irish Sun “The Needle has Landed” View the shortlisted work
Sunday World “Give up yer auld gins” View the shortlisted work

Foreign Coverage

Richard Pine, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Amanda Coakley, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Beau Donelly, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Sally Hayden, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Denis Staunton, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Marion McKeone, Business Post View the shortlisted work

Investigative Journalism

Craig Hughes, Irish Daily Mail and The Irish Mail on Sunday View the shortlisted work
Mostafa Darwish, Irish Examiner View the shortlisted work
Killian Woods, Business Post View the shortlisted work
Barry J Whyte, Business Post  View the shortlisted work
Cianan Brennan, Irish Examiner View the shortlisted work
Jack Power, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work

Newspaper Magazine of the Year

Irish Country Living, Irish Farmers Journal View the shortlisted work
Life, Sunday Independent View shortlisted work
People & Culture, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work
Irish Tatler, Business Post View the shortlisted work
Home, The Sunday Times View the shortlisted work
Business Post Magazine View the shortlisted work

News Reporter of the Year

Paul Healy, Irish Daily Star View the shortlisted work
Fionnán Sheehan, Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
Shane Phelan, Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
Craig Hughes, Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work
Catherine Fegan, Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
Wayne O’Connor, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work

Political Journalist of the Year

Naomi O’Leary, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Fionnán Sheehan, Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
Aoife Moore, Irish Examiner View the shortlisted work
Michael Brennan, Business Post View the shortlisted work
Craig Hughes, Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work
Philip Ryan, Irish Independent and Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work

Scoop of the Year

Craig Hughes, Irish Daily Mail & The Irish Mail on Sunday View the shortlisted work
Joe Brennan, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Michael Brennan, Business Post View the shortlisted work
John Mooney, The Sunday Times View the shortlisted work
Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan, The Sunday Times View the shortlisted work
Paul Hosford & Aoife Moore, Irish Examiner View the shortlisted work

Showbiz Journalist of the Year

Sandra Mallon, Irish Daily Star View the shortlisted work
Barry Egan, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work
Niamh Donnelly, Business Post View the shortlisted work
Niamh Walsh, The Irish Mail on Sunday View the shortlisted work
Ken Sweeney, The Irish Sun View the shortlisted work
Emily Hourican, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work

Broadsheet Sportswriter of the Year

Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
Malachy Clerkin, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Mark Gallagher, The Irish Mail on Sunday View shortlisted work
Tommy Conlon, Sunday Independent View the shortlisted work
Daniel McDonnell, Irish Independent View the shortlisted work
Keith Duggan, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work

Popular Sportswriter of the Year

Jason Byrne, The Irish Sun View the shortlisted work
David Coughlan, Irish Daily Star View the shortlisted work
Gordon Manning, The Irish Sun View the shortlisted work
Mark McCadden, Irish Daily Star View the shortlisted work
Kieran Cunningham, Irish Daily Star View the shortlisted work
Neil O’Riordan, The Irish Sun View the shortlisted work

Video Journalism

Danny De Vaal, The Irish  Sun
Enda O’ Dowd, The Irish Times
Johnny Bew, Independent.ie
Kathleen Harris, The Irish Times
Mostafa Darwish, Irish Examiner
Mark Corcoran, Irish Daily Mirror

Podcast of the Year

Five Degrees of Change, Business Post
The Irish Times Woman’s Podcast
Nicola Tallant’s Crime World, Sunday World
In Focus, Independent.ie
Clarissa, A Life Stolen, Irish Examiner
Inside Politics, The Irish Times

Young Journalist of the year

Louise Lawless, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work
Lisa O’Donnell, Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work
Sonja Tutty, The Sunday Times View the shortlisted work
Louise Burne, Irish Daily Mail View the shortlisted work
Rosanna Cooney, Business Post View the shortlisted work
Jack Power, The Irish Times View the shortlisted work

Eligible News Brands for Broadsheet/Compact categories

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

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