The nominations have been introduced for this yr’s Native Eire Media Awards, with The Munster Specific shortlisted in two classes.
The distinguished awards, sponsored by the Nationwide Lottery, have a good time excellence in native journalism and the regional information publishing trade.
Munster Specific Information Editor Kieran Foley is shortlisted within the ‘Characteristic Journalist of the Yr’ class which recognises work on subjects exterior of reports and sports activities classes together with human curiosity, way of life, native character profiles, and social curiosity tales.
Kieran is nominated for ‘A station grasp’s story’, revealed in March 2021, which informed the story of Paddy Joe Maher who was the final station grasp at Durrow Practice Station earlier than its closure in 1967. The article included amusing anecdotes and nostalgic tales from Paddy and in addition targeted on calls to refurbish the historic station in gentle of the large success of the Waterford Greenway.
Munster Specific Sports activities Editor Catherine Energy is shortlisted within the ‘Sports activities Journalist of the Yr’ class which recognises work produced as a part of match studies, sports activities profiles and sequence or every other matter of sporting curiosity.
Catherine has been recognised for her protection of the outstanding achievements of Henry de Bromhead at Cheltenham in March 2021 and Aintree 2021. The Waterford man skilled six winners on the 2021 Cheltenham Pageant, profitable the three important races on the competition – one thing which had by no means been achieved earlier than. Henry then went on and skilled the primary two residence within the Grand Nationwide at Aintree simply three weeks later.
Simply 4 journalists from all through the nation have been shortlisted in each classes. The winner in every class would be the journalist who “produces a narrative with an area focus which is related, nicely written and structured and brings good perception to the subject.”
Commenting on the award nominations, President of Native Eire Declan McGuire stated: “We’re delighted to have had greater than 600 entries this yr, which is a report. It displays the massive reputation of the awards and the extreme competitors to get a nomination. We’re grateful to the Nationwide Lottery for his or her continued assist and I need to thank all our judges for his or her time in contemplating so many entries.”
Nationwide Lottery CEO Andrew Algeo stated: “On the Nationwide Lottery, we’re so pleased with our long-standing partnership with the Native Eire Media Awards and we’re particularly trying ahead to this yr’s in-person occasion, which can enable us to have a good time the affect that native media has on the communities that they serve.”
He added: “We’re excited to host our very personal class as soon as once more, the Greatest Neighborhood Story of the yr, which can recognise group spirit and the affect of individuals working collectively to make a distinction to their communities.”
The judging panel for the awards is chaired by entrepreneur and broadcaster Áine Kerr. She is joined by writer and broadcaster Dearbhail McDonald, Emeritus Professor at TUD Michael Foley, Daybreak Wheatley of DCU College of Communications, Managing Director of Kinetic Eire Andrew Sinclair, photographer and former Irish Occasions Image Editor Frank Miller, broadcaster and author Valerie Cox, and journalist and writer PJ Cunningham.
This yr’s awards can be held on the Bloomfield Home Lodge, Mullingar on Thursday October thirteenth. Visitor Grasp of Ceremonies can be movie star sports activities commentator Marty Morrissey.