'Irish Times' journalist wins blog award


Irish Times journalist Jim Carroll was among the winners at last night's Irish Blog Awards which were held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway.

Mr Carroll won the best blog from a journalist award for his 'On the Record' blog, which focuses on music.

Three other Irish Times blogs, including Screenwriter by film critic Donald Clarke, Outside In by contributor Bryan Mukandi and Current Account, a collective blog from the newspaper's finance team, were also shortlisted for the prize.

Other winners on the night included Mick Fealty, who was awarded the best political blog prize for Slugger O'Toole and Suzie Byrne, who won the best news/current affairs award for the second year running for her well-regarded blog Maman Poulet.

Niall Byrne won the best music blog for the fourth consecutive year for Nialler 9 while Tommy Collison, a 15-year-old schoolboy from Limerick, was awarded the best youth blog after scooping the best newcomer award in 2009.

The overall winner of the evening was Beaut.ie, which won the best Irish blog 2010 award and also scooped the best beauty/fashion blog prize.

Best blog post award went to Pantibar for 'No more Mr Nice Gay',  an entry which criticised the lack of turnout by members of the LGBT community at a rally in favour of gay marriage in Dublin last month.

Other winners on the night included Red Mum, Culch.ie, Bicyclistic and iGaeilge.