‘Irish Times’ writers win business journalism awards

Barry O’Halloran and Marie Boran win UCD Smurfit Business School Journalist Awards

At the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, 10th Annual Business Journalist Awards, in association with Open Eir are Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean, UCD College of Business; Emer Gilvarry, chairwoman, Business Journalist Awards judging panel and chairwoman, Mason Hayes & Curran, Barry O’Halloran of The Irish Times, winner, Business News Story of the Year, and  Carolan Lennon, managing director, Open Eir. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

At the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, 10th Annual Business Journalist Awards, in association with Open Eir are Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean, UCD College of Business; Emer Gilvarry, chairwoman, Business Journalist Awards judging panel and chairwoman, Mason Hayes & Curran, Barry O’Halloran of The Irish Times, winner, Business News Story of the Year, and Carolan Lennon, managing director, Open Eir. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

 

Two Irish Times journalists have been honoured at the annual UCD Smurfit School Business Journalist Awards.

Barry O’Halloran picked up the award for Business News Story of the Year for his report on how private equity group Cerberus operates, while Irish Times contributor Marie Boran was named Technology Reporter of the Year at the event in Dublin for a piece called Track Record, which reports on how, whenever you visit websites or use mobile apps, your behaviour is being monitored for commercial gain. This is the third year in a row that an Irish Times journalist has picked up the technology award.

Among the other recipients were RTÉ’s Will Goodbody, who was named Specialist Business Reporter, and the Irish Independent’s Charlie Weston, who received the Outstanding Achievement award.

There were also awards for the Sunday Business Post, with Barry Whyte picking up the award for best interview, and Stephen Kinsella named as the winner in the business analyst category. UTV Ireland’s Paul Colgan won the Best Feature category, and Fora.ie’s Paul O’Donoghue was named Upcoming Journalist of the Year.