A DOCUMENTARY produced by Irish Post journalist Robert Mulhern and RTÉ’s Ronan Kelly has been shortlisted for a PPI Irish Radio award.
The Garda Who Limped tells the story of garda whistleblower John Wilson and was the first magazine style analysis of the penalty points scandal which rocked the force and eventually led to the resignations of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and then Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.
The story of John Wilson and revelations detailing widespread malpractices in the penalty points system was first reported in The Irish Post days before the documentary was aired on RTÉ’s Doc on One platform. You can listen to the documentary in full below.
Robert Mulhern had been tracking the penalty points scandal for The Irish Post from mid-2013 and currently works with the newspaper as a freelance reporter.
The annual PPI Irish Radio awards marks the very best in Irish radio broadcasting and has been staged for the past 14 years. The winners of this year's awards will be announced on October 3 at an event at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny.
This year, for the first time, entries were received from all radio stations broadcasting in the Republic of Ireland and from most stations broadcasting in the North. Awards are made in all areas of radio programming, for radio personalities and for production across all areas of radio including music, news, sport, speech, entertainment and of course comedy.
A total of 81 judges have spent seven weeks reviewing entries.