Newstalk Wins 6 IMRO Awards

The station had 17 nominations

IMRO Radio Awards 2017, IMRO Awards

IMRO Radio Awards 2017

Newstalk has won six awards at the IMRO Radio Awards 2017.

Off the Ball's Ger Gilroy won the Sports Broadcaster award, while Sarah McInerney received the News Broadcaster award.

The Sports Programme award went to Off the Ball Weekday, and the Current Affairs Programme award was presented to Newstalk Drive for their feature 'President Trump'.

The Pat Kenny Show's 'A History of the Scandal in the Catholic Church' won the Short Feature prize, while Futureproof's 'Living with Locked-in Syndrome' came away with the Specialist Speech Programme award.

Newstalk had been nominated for a total of 17 awards at the gala ceremony at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.

90 judges deliberated over a record number of 677 entries in the hotly-contested awards.

IMRO Radio Awards Committee Chair, Sean Murtagh paid tribute to the work of Irish radio professionals, saying: "Once again the radio community across the country can celebrate and be proud of their work, this evening we salute the incredible work of those behind the scenes as well as in front of the mic in stations."