The Irish Independent and The Sunday Independent have claimed several honors at this year’s Law Society of Ireland Justice Media Awards (JMA).
That annual ceremony recognizes outstanding journalism that contributes to the public’s understanding of justice, the legal system, and legal issues.
Irish independent Legal Affairs Editor Shane Phelan received two honors.
He was awarded a Merit in the Print/Online Journalism (Daily) category for his series ‘The Queens Win’ Right to Be Forgotten’, which examined how members of the family of former billionaire Sean Quinn swayed press coverage. Launched a successful campaign for his past to be ‘forgotten’ by Google.
The JMA judges said: “This focused series tackles an important legal issue for EU citizens, clearly setting criteria for how the law can be used, and detailing how it is abused.” How to be open.”
Mr Phelan collected his second qualification for his work ‘Anatomy of a Fraud:’ How I Stole €1.1m from Charity Bother’ in the Court Reporting – Print and Online category. The article described how Bother’s former chief executive David Moloney stole money from the charity.
The JMA judges said, “This veteran reporter delivers yet another top class story. It was excellent exclusive reporting.”
Irish independent Special correspondent Katherine Fegan also claimed merit in the same category for her work ‘Kevin Luney Takes the Stand in the Abduction Trial’. The judges awarding the award said: “When reporting on similar facts of a case, it can be difficult to stand out. However, it
The reporter did the same. She provided a gallery view account, transporting Pathak to the courtroom. ,
sunday free Deputy Business Editor Fearghal O’Connor earned merit in the International Justice Reporting category for his article ‘Unraveling the Web of Irish Connections Behind the Collapse of the Dolphin Property’.
“It was brilliant investigative reporting with good legal content detailing the pyramid scheme and how the Irish directors abused their positions,” the JMA judges said.
During this, sunday world Investigative editor Nicola Talent and the team behind the hugely successful podcast series The Witness: In His Own Words claimed a qualification in the broadcast journalism (podcast) segment. The judges described it as “the stand-out podcast this year”.
The JMA’s top prize was awarded to Mary Carolan and Simon Carswell for their Irish Times Article ‘Inside District Courts’. This article was selected from 277 entries, winning the overall award in the Print/Online Journalism (Daily) category as well.
The JMA judges said the article “provided unparalleled insight and access to the judiciary. To gain this access, it is clear that trust was established and the reputation of journalists preceded them.”
Peter O’Dwyer, from business postwon the Print/Online Journalism (Sunday) section for its article ‘Pandemic Damage Matters – Pub, Patron and Premier League Thriller’.
The first prize for national radio broadcast journalism was awarded to Frank Grenney for his report ‘Sub-Judice: What Can and Can’t Be Called When a Case Is Live’, which Dermot and Dave Show Today on FM.
A total of 15 awards and 35 merits were presented to deserving recipients during a special ceremony at the Law Society’s headquarters in Dublin today.
The President of the Law Society of Ireland, Michel née Longan, said it was “delighted” to see such a “high capacity and breadth of voices” covering legal issues in Ireland.
“Legal journalism wears many hats. Whether it is highlighting deficiencies in the law, increasing legal literacy or raising the voices of victims, the Law Society is proud to support and champion legal journalism.”