Recognition of Irish Examiner at recent awards

The Irish Examiner has received several accolades recently, at the Journalism awards, Digital Media Awards & the INMA Global Media Awards. 

At the Newsbrands Ireland Journalism Awards, the Irish Examiner and journalists won six of the awards including Political Editor, Daniel McConnell, winning the coveted Journalist of the Year along with Political Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year. He was recognised for his work on the Katherine Zappone scandal and the Government’s plans to abandon Ireland’s 12.5% corporate tax rate. 

The Irish Examiner also won the award for Campaigning Journalism for news reporter Ann Murphy’s work on a Sex for Rent series. Sex for rent (

Podcast of the Year went to the Irish Examiner’s The Lost American, from social affairs correspondent Noel Baker and journalist Mostafa Darwish. The two-part series tells the story of Thomas Stofiel, an American asylum seeker who died while living in a direct provision centre in Kerry. The Lost American Podcast Part I: Thomas Stofiel and the story stranger than fiction (

Ciara Phelan won the award for Young Journalist of the Year for her work in the Irish Daily Mirror, and she has since joined the Irish Examiner as a Political Correspondent.

At the recent DMAs, the Irish Examiner picked up Silver in the Best Technology Innovation category, recognising the highly effective use of their 1st Party Data product with Bank of Ireland’s Agri campaign; ‘Cookieless Display Beats Paid Search. Bank of Ireland reaches & supports Farmers with the Irish Times and Irish Examiner Group’s new DMP: Permutive’ 

This follows on from success at the INMA Global Media Awards in June, where the Irish Examiner was recognised in the ‘Best Use of Print’ category for ‘Mother and Baby Homes Report Coverage Jan 2021’ and an Honourable Mention in the ’Most Creative Use of Advertising Formats’ category for their EZ Living Interiors Campaign. Finalists here were chosen from 854 entries across 252 news media companies in 46 countries