Fourteen award nominations for Mail reporters and writers
THE Irish Daily Mail and Irish Mail on Sunday have received 14 nominations in this year’s Newsbrand Ireland Journalism Awards.
The newspapers’ writers feature in the shortlist across 11 categories.
Chief Correspondent Catherine Fegan, who writes for both newspapers, received five nominations, including Crime Story of the Year for her coverage of the murder of Jason Corbett.
She was also shortlisted for Business Story of the Year for her coverage of mortgage customers being overcharged by banks.
The Associate Editor of the Irish Daily Mail and the Irish Mail on Sunday, Roslyn Dee, and Philip Nolan were both shortlisted for top columnist, while Valerie Hanley was shortlisted for Business Journalist of the Year.
Irish Mail on Sunday Political Editor John Lee was shortlisted for political story of the year for his coverage of the previously unpublished dossier of claims regarding questionable practices at Templemore Garda training college. He also received a nomination for Political Journalist of the Year.
Jenny Friel and Catherine Fegan were also nominated in the features category. Investigation Editor with The Irish Mail on Sunday Michael O’Farrell was shortlisted for his exposé on the St John of God charity scandal.
The Irish Mail on Sunday’s Mark Gallagher was nominated in the Sports Writer of the Year Category. Eoin Murphy was shortlisted in the Showbiz Journalist of the Year category.
The awards will take place in Dublin’s Mansion House on November 2.
NewsBrands Ireland Chairman Vincent Crowley said: ‘The Journalism Awards celebrate quality, original journalism that make newspapers such an indispensable part of Irish life.
‘This year’s shortlist contains outstanding pieces of writing, which address a wide breadth of issues and involve a tremendous depth of research and storytelling.’