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Limerick Leader reporter shortlisted for Justice Media Award

THE WORK of Limerick Leader reporter Donal O’Regan has been shortlisted in the Law Society of Ireland Justice Media Awards.

This year’s awards received a record number of 400 entries in 15 categories.

The Justice Media Awards recognize outstanding print, television and online journalism that contributes to the public’s understanding of justice, the justice system and access to justice issues, a spokesperson for the organizers said.

“Each shortlisted entry has been recognized for highlighting these important criteria and will now have a chance to win at a ceremony at the Law Society on Thursday 20 June,” the spokesperson said.

Mr O’Regan’s entry entitled Singing Priest, Sexual Predator, which appears in the Local Journalism category, revealed the harrowing sexual abuse perpetrated on a teenage boy by former Limerick priest Terry Loughran for years.

READ MORE: Singing priest, sexual predator: Ex-Limerick priest admits sexually abusing teenage boy for years

The story ran on page 1 of the Limerick Leader and also on a full page in the newspaper. The coverage included the trial, the victim impact statement, the judge’s comments and a response from the Bishop of Limerick.

Mr O’Regan said: “Our job as journalists is to try to highlight the bravery of the victims, the detailed investigations of gardai, the words of prosecuting and defending lawyers and lawyers, and to show when justice is served served. That’s what I tried to do in this case.”

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