Dingle student’s story of dancer’s pandemic experience wins journalism prize

Ciara Ní Ghéibheannaigh, from Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, was named student journalist of the year for her ’interesting and unusual story’ in the annual NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass competition

Ciara Ní Ghéibheannaigh, Press Pass Student Journalist of the Year, with her brother David, who was the subject of her winning news article, at the door of their family’s Dingle Pub. Picture: Declan Malone

A piece examining the impact of Covid-19 on an Irish dancing champion from Dingle in Co Kerry has won the top prize in the annual NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass student journalism competition.

NewsBrands, the representative body for national newspapers in Ireland, awarded prizes in six categories including news writing, features, opinion, sports journalism, photojournalism and school newspaper.

Ciara Ní Ghéibheannaigh, a student from Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Dingle, was named the overall student journalist of ...