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Shortlist announced for 2022 Guild of Agricultural Journalists awards

2 December 2022: The Guild of Agricultural Journalists of Ireland today announced the shortlist for the 2022 Guild Awards, sponsored by FBD.

This year’s awards will take place on Friday, 9 December, at the Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare, from 6.30pm.

Colm O’Regan will MC the awards ceremony.

Over 200 entries were received for this year’s awards and were reviewed by an independent judging panel. Congratulations to all of those shortlisted.

To RSVP, please email Elaine Keaveny, the southern secretary –

Best news article

From grain farm to server farm: Amazon buys €20m Dublin site for data centre – Thomas Hubert, The Currency

Glanbia’s founding co-op wants to do it all over again – Thomas Hubert, The Currency

Farming in wartime Ukraine – Barry Murphy, Irish Farmers Journal

Best feature article

Carving out a niche at Blackcastle Farm– Amii McKeever, Irish Farmers Journal

Beef Tribunal: special report – Ciaran Moran, Farming Independent

Farmed out – Ciaran Moran & Margaret Donnelly, Farming Independent

Best visual report

Milking 285 cows through a 50-bail rotary parlour – Michael Geary, Agriland

Viastar loads bulls for export overseas – Breifne O’Brien, Agriland

10 things to know about seaweed – New Decade TV Ltd

Best audio report

The scourge of TB – Elaine Mitchell, BBC Radio Ulster

Countrywide: soil – Damien O’Reilly

The Young Stock Podcast – Irish Farmers Journal team

Best technical article

Hit the button! – Ciaran Moran, Farming Independent

Investigating soil carbon levels on 900ha of land – Siobhán Walsh, Irish Farmers Journal

Cutting through the bull – Amii McKeever, Irish Farmers Journal

Best targeted campaign

The Footprint Farmers programme – Irish Farmers Journal team

Fit to Farm: special report – Farming Independent team

Incredible Edibles – Agri Aware

Best climate change reporting

Are we scaling back at a time when millions could go hungry? Rachel Martin, Farming Examiner

Lowering slaughter age – Adam Woods, Irish Farmers Journal

What’s the potential of geothermal energy for Irish agriculture? Kathleen O’Sullivan, Farming Examiner

Best photo

Up in smoke – Chris McCullough, Scottish Farmer

The mart – Philip Doyle, Irish Farmers Journal

Bringing the girls home – Andy Gibson, Irish Farmers Journal

Rising Star award

William Kellet, Agriland

Rachel Martin, Farming Examiner

Siobhán Walsh, Irish Farmers Journal

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