Four­teen award nom­i­na­tions for Mail re­porters and writ­ers

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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.’

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