Left: RTÉ's Katie Hannon, Maggie O'Kane and Longford native Shaunagh Connaire at last weekend's awards ceremony in Dublin.
Longford journalist and filmmaker Shaunagh Connaire has narrowly missed out on claiming a top honour at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.
The Longford town Emmy-nominated journalist had been in the running for the Irish charity's Journalism Excellence Award alongside RTÉ's Katie Hannon and former Guardian newspaper journalist Maggie O'Kane.
As it transpired, it was the latter who prevailed Dublin's Clayton Hotel last weekend.
The Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards Ball honours humanitarian achievements while raising much needed funds for vulnerable children and families in Ireland and overseas.
As an Emmy-nominated journalist and filmmaker, Shaunagh Connaire has a large portfolio of investigative journalism under her belt which has led to real and tangible change.
From the Ebola zone in Sierra Leone to the refugee crisis in the Middle East, Shaunagh has given a voice to the voiceless.
In the past two years, Shaunagh has reported on the lives of Syrian refugees in the Middle East and Europe and her investigation into the plight of sick refugee children ultimately helped lead to a Syrian family being resettled, thanks to her lobbying during and after “Dying to come to Britain” aired on Channel 4 Unreported World on 7 April 2017.
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