The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan has congratulated the Co Limerick-born journalist Malachy Browne on being awarded a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.
Malachy, who works as part of an investigations team for the New York Times were awarded the prize for their work on a series of stories about Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime including a report of a Russian bombing campaign in Syria.
Mayor Michael Sheahan said: “A huge well done from me and the people of Limerick and especially Broadford in West Limerick on being awarded the Pulitzer Prize. This Prize is one of the highest accolades a journalist can receive.”
“In an era of the ‘always on’ news cycle and opinion based as news, it is vitally important that the facts of a story are known and reported on.
Malachy has strived to do this at all times. He has worked to uncovered some of the most important stories of our times, and highlight the devastating impacts these actions have on ordinary people.”
“We currently live in a world where the facts aren’t always the central tenet for a story, but Malachy and his team have proved otherwise. They are crucial. That is why journalists such as Malachy are so important to our society. They play an important role in bringing those in a position of power to account.”
“Malachy’s award-winning work is journalism at its most powerful. Congratulations!”