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Journal Media reporters win five plaudits at Justice Media Awards

Incisive reporting and investigation by our reporters into tribunals, High Court proceedings, Garda strike action, wills and company law has been rewarded.

Members of the Journal Media team at the Law Society's Justice Media Awards 2017 today.
Members of the Journal Media team at the Law Society's Justice Media Awards 2017 today.
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THEJOURNAL.IE HAS BEEN recognised this afternoon for its excellence in reporting on Ireland’s justice system and legal affairs.

Winning five prizes at the Justice Media Awards, was shown to be contributing to the public’s understanding of the law, the legal system and specific legal issues.

According to the Law Society of Ireland, the awards reward journalism of the highest standards which “informs and educate citizens as to the roles in society of the law, the courts, law enforcement agencies and the legal profession”.

This comes after the publication of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report for 2017 which shows is now the online news publication most used as a main news source by the Irish public.

Cianan Brennan won the overall prize for Digital Court Reporting for this scene-setting report from the High Court case taken by Angela Kerins against the Public Accounts Committee.

Justice Media Award (12) Source: Lensmen

News editor Sinead O’Carroll won the overall prize for Digital Features for this longform essay on the Irish love-hate relationship with the tribunal.

Justice Media Award (28) Source: Lensmen

Three Certificate of Merits were awarded to Journal Media reporters -

  • to Michelle Hennessy for this FactCheck into the legality (or illegality) of gardai going on strike;

Justice Media Award (25) Source: Lensmen

  • to Órla Ryan for this articleand this – on the legal implications and personal fallout of problematic wills;

Justice Media Award (27) Source: Lensmen

  • to Paul O’Donoghue of for this analysis of the little-known ‘scheme of arrangement’ which was intended to save smaller Irish companies struggling with debt.

Justice Media Award (26) Source: Lensmen

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