Irish Magazine Awards 2014


Irish Magazine Awards, 2014, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Magazines Ireland

The Irish Magazine Awards took place on Thursday, December 4, at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane Dublin 8. The black tie gala dinner and ceremony was attended by more than 200 guests, who gathered to celebrate the achievements of the Irish magazine industry.

The awards, presented by Mairead Farrell of Today FM, recognise the best of the Irish magazine publishing and showcase the creativity and innovation of all those involved.

Rebecca Markey, Magazines Ireland incoming Chairman at the Irish Magazine Awards, 2014



And now, without further ado, the winners of the 2014 Irish Magazine Awards!


• Annual of the Year- 25 Irish Weddings

• Business to Business Magazine (less than 5,000 circulation) – Licensing World

• Business to Business Magazine (more than 5,000 circulation) – Checkout

• Consumer Magazine of the Year (less than 15,000 circulation) -BASH

• Consumer Magazine of the Year (more than 15,000 circulation) – Image

• Cover of the Year – Consumer Magazines – Food & Wine

• Cover of the Year – Business Magazines – Law Society Gazette

• Customer Magazine of the Year – Arnotts

• Design Team of the Year – Bill O’Sullivan & Team, Image Publications

• Digital Product of the Year –

• Editor of the Year (Consumer Magazines) Catherine Lee, RTE Guide

• Editor of the Year (Business to Business Magazines) Mark Mc Dermott, Law Society Gazette
• Innovation of the Year – House and Home, Make It Awards

• Journalist of the Year – Aingeala Flannery, Image

• Magazine Photographer of the Year – Nicky Emmerson, Image

• Publishing Company of the Year – Image Publications


















The Irish Magazine Awards were judged by a panel headed by Samantha Holman, executive director of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency, who said, “The Irish Magazine Awards reward excellence in Irish publishing and winning or being shortlisted for an award is very prestigious. The awards are a fantastic showcase of the best of Irish publishing and everyone on it is deserving of the recognition they get for their hard work, creativity and competitiveness. I would like to thank the panel of judges for their hard work, time and expertise in judging all the entries.”

Samantha Holman and Grace Aungier at the Irish Magazine Awards, 2014

Grace Aungier, CEO, Magazines Ireland said, “This has been another fantastic year for the awards. I would like to congratulate all of our winners and finalists on the outstanding quality of their submissions and their commitment to the highest quality of magazine publishing.”


The judging panel 
• Samantha Holman, Executive Director, Irish Copyright Licensing Agency (ICLA)

• Tania Banotti, CEO, Institute of Advertising Practitioners (IAPI)

• Paul McDonnell, Commercial Manager, Newspread

• Sinead Mac Aodha, Executive Director, Irish Literature Exchange

• Aidan Power. President, Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI)

• Niall Quinn, President, Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII)

• Laura Slattery, Journalist, Irish Times

• Brendan McCabe, Chairman, ABC Irish Council

• Eimear Faughnan, Senior Associate Director, Kantar Media

A huge congratulations to all of our winners!

Image Publications Celebrate their win at the Irish Magazine Awards 2014

Photos are available from Paul Sherwood, Mobile 087 230 90 96

You can access his Flickr album of the night here –