Shortlist announced for NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2018

15 October 2018. The shortlist has been announced for the 2018 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards, which are sponsored by the National Lottery.

With 26 categories in total, the shortlist covers areas including News Analysis & Reporting, Campaigning Journalism, Politics, Features, Showbiz, Sport, Business, Investigative Journalism, Digital Excellence, and more.

Shortlist can be viewed here

The overall winners are chosen by an independent judging panel, presided over by Chairman of the judging panel, Jerry Kennelly.

The full list of judges can be viewed here

One category winner to be crowned Journalist of the Year

All shortlisted nominees progress to the awards event which takes place in Dublin’s Mansion House on Thursday, 15th of November, where the category winners will be announced. The highlight of the awards ceremony is expected to be the announcement of the Journalist of the Year, which last year went to the Irish Daily Mail’s Catherine Fegan.

Commenting on the awards shortlist, NewsBrands Ireland Chairman Vincent Crowley said: “The standard of this year’s shortlist is once again first class and a testament to the quality and diversity of Irish journalism. Our ongoing  ‘Journalism Matters’ campaign highlights the importance of public interest journalism and the invaluable role it plays in a healthy democracy and so too, the annual Journalism Awards further demonstrate the  journalistic excellence which is consistently produced by our member publishers.

 “I’d like to congratulate all of those shortlisted and wish them well on awards night”, Mr. Crowley added.

Awards sponsored by the National Lottery

This year’s awards are sponsored by the National Lottery for the third year, whose chief executive Dermot Griffin said: We are delighted to once again sponsor these Awards. An independent, inquiring media is vital to any democracy and it is heartening to see such a high standard of entries evident in the Awards shortlist published today.”

The 2018 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards take place on Thursday, 15 November at the Mansion House, Dublin.

For further information or to book a table at the awards, please contact Lisa Buckley on (087) 777 9259 or