Six Irish Examiner journalists were among the winners this year's Justice Media Awards.
Elaine Loughlin, the's deputy political editor, Aoife Moore, political correspondent, Neil Michael, news reporter, and Eoin English, senior news reporter, all won the Justice Media Award for Human Rights/Social Justice Reporting for their coverage of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission Report.
Judges called the front-page story, which listed the names of those who died at the Bessborough mother and baby home, “iconic”, adding that “this powerful piece will be remembered for years to come”.
Ms Moore also joinedpolitical editor, Daniel McConnell and political correspondent, Paul Hosford, in receiving a merit in the same category, for their work on
The judges said the journalists had "demonstrated the importance of investigative journalism" with this piece.
Editor Tom Fitzpatrick said: "I'm pleased to see the's investigative work being recognised.
Ann Murphy, crime reporter withtook home a merit in the local journalism category, for her work on .
Judges described Ms Murphy’s work as thought-provoking, adding that she had already started considering the questions that are not being asked at a national level.
The overall award winner was Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy for their Second Captains podcast production for BBC Sounds,
This podcast series was selected from 200 entries, received from more than 130 journalists, to win the overall award.
In total, 39 awards and merits were presented across 12 categories, including four prizes in the new category, Best Student Journalism.
President of the Law Society of Ireland, James Cahill, said: “It is critically important to continue to recognise, reward, and support excellence in legal journalism.
"Journalism that promotes a greater public understanding of the law, the legal system, and specific legal issues is of immense value and this year’s awards recognise great examples.”