What Do You Mean You ‘Weren’t Invited’?



This afternoon.

Mansion House, Dublin 2

Table setting for this afternoon’s Journalism Awards 2016. Nominees here.

More as they get them.

Pic via Colette Sexton

Previously: It Could Be You



The Jounalism Awards 2016 winners (names and whatnot to folly).

Pic via Newsbrands Ireland

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33 thoughts on “What Do You Mean You ‘Weren’t Invited’?

  1. Boy M5

    Awards ceremonies are painful things. You usually have to attend with your clients and meet loads of people who spent most of your life avoiding….. including your clients.

  2. bsteve knievel

    It would be great to see Alison O’Reilly. In the words of Kevin Keegan. I would love it!

  3. Paddy

    Ah, now I see why Fitzgerald couldn’t get anything done on the Garda issue before tomorrow. Priorities eh?

  4. Boy M5

    A room full of journalists getting locked. Like chimpanzees in a banana plantation.

    “Well done on the award”

    “Thanks darling. We’ll give it you next year”

  5. EightersGonnaEight

    And the nominations for the Irish Journalism Online Community Moderation Quality Award are:

    Irish Independent
    Irish Times

    Come on thejournal.ie!

    Nah, not a chance.

  6. The Lady Vanishes

    All professional awards in this country are bought.

    And the standard of journalism is so low.

    And Irish journalism itself is all about not treading on toes/challenging the establishment.

    I would expect the awards would go to journalists who are ‘good sorts’ who push the envelope a little bit but not necessarily on the things that matter and not very strongly.

    Frankly I am surprised that Broadsheet is even covering these awards. Possibly by featuring them it seeks to show how conservative and backslapping Irish journalism is. But all regular ‘Sheet readers know this by now.

    1. Boy M5

      Same with all business awards too. All about brown nosing and playing the game. Nothing at all to do with merit or ability.

  7. Alexis

    Agreed, having spent the last five years conclusively proving its moral superiority over the mainstream media Broadsheet has earned the right to ignore their mutual backslapping as irrelevant. Don’t undermine your achievements by dignifying these foolish circle-jerks with the importance of a post.

    1. Kieran NYC

      They post Leather Jacket Guy and alt-right conspiracy theories alongside left-wing political onanism.

      What moral superiority?

        1. Kieran NYC

          Much less than I used to. But not prepared to turn the place over to the likes of you and Moyest just yet :)

          1. Sure I'm just Amy Zing

            Never met a man with a more polished **** than myself before, to be fair to ya Kieran

  8. Errol

    Broadsheet, time to leave the self-immolation behind, you owe it to your readers to stop giving credence to these idiots! The winners: Michael Clifford – defender of Frank Mullen, pet of Vincent Browne. Writer of detective fiction in which the hero, like him, bears a passing resemblance to Kevin Costner seen in a fun mirror. Peter Murtagh – part-time Camino walker, Roisin Ingle’s honorary twitter flirter and the man responsible for the Kate Fitzgerald debacle. You’ve shown them up to us so many times as idiots, don’t honour them with a reference on the site unless it’s absolutely necessary.

      1. Errol


        Plenty of controversy AND conspiracy in the Clintons’ past present AND future to keep any proper journalist busy, in fair.

  9. Lilly

    Ah come now BS, you know perfectly well why you weren’t ‘invited’ to this fiasco. You didn’t nominate yourselves and shell out for a table or two. Because you have better things to do, and thank heavens for that. Let them have their worthless awards.

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