Journalists Of The Year: The Nominees


The first National Newspaper Of ireland Awards. Presented next Thursday.


At lunchtime. .


National Journalist of the Year: Noel Baker, Irish Examiner ; Simon Carswell, The Irish Times; Irish Independent Wikileaks team; Michael O’Farrell, Irish Mail on Sunday ; Jason O’Toole, Irish Daily Mail ; Mary Raftery, The Irish Times.

Regional Journalist of the Year: Colette Browne, Wexford Echo ; Alison Comyn, Drogheda Independent ; Kieran Dineen, Evening Echo ; Maria Pepper, Wexford People .

Feature Writer of the Year: Rosita Boland, The Irish Times ; David Diebold, Evening Herald ; Patrice Harrington, Irish Daily Mail ; Donal MacIntyre, Sunday World ; Justine McCarthy, Sunday Times ; Kathy Sheridan,The Irish Times .

Columnist/Commentator of the Year: Martina Devlin, Irish Independent ; Paul Drury, Irish Daily Mail; Paul Howard, The Irish Times; Declan Lynch, Sunday Independent.

Critic of the Year: Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times ; Peter Crawley, The Irish Times ; Liam Fay, Sunday Times; Patrick Freyne, Evening Herald/Sunday Tribune.

Scoop of the Year: Jim Gallagher, Sunday World ; Rachel Kane, Irish Daily Star ; Senan Molony, Irish Daily Mail; Nicola Tallant, Sunday World.

Young Journalist of the Year : Fiach Kelly, Irish Independent; Niall O’Connor, Evening Herald ; Eithne Shortall, Sunday Times ; Orla Tinsley, The Irish Times .

Political Journalist of the Year : Niamh Connolly, Sunday Business Post ; Shaun Connolly, Irish Examiner ; Miriam Lord, The Irish Times ; Anne Marie Walsh, Irish Independent.

NNI Business and Economics Journalist of the Year: Kathleen Barrington, Sunday Business Post ; Richard Curran, Sunday Business Post; Tom Lyons and Brian Carey, Sunday Times ; Dan White, Evening Herald.

Sports Journalist of the Year : Miguel Delaney, Sunday Tribune ; Neil Francis, Evening Herald ; Kieran Shannon, Irish Examiner/Sunday Tribune ; Eamonn Sweeney, Sunday Independent .

Showbiz Story of the Year: Samuel Hamilton, Irish Daily Mirror; Eugene Masterson, Sunday World ; Gary Meneely, Irish Sun ; Jennifer O’Brien, Irish Sun.