recognised as ‘Best Technology Website’

13 Oct 2008

Ireland’s technology news service was recognised on Saturday night as ‘Best Technology Website’ at the inaugural Moviestar Irish Web Awards.

At a fun-packed ceremony at the SAS Radisson Hotel in Dublin’s city centre, 2FM DJ Rick O’Shea did his best to manage an excited crowd of over 300 people – including a red bewigged, head-banging team from – as the strictly non-blacktie event unfolded.

As one of only two people in a penguin outfit, Damien Mulley’s organisational abilities were evident at what can only be described as the fastest-paced awards ceremony Ireland has to offer, even if you include speeches.

But every rose has its thorn; the event was running ahead of schedule until the laptop powering the slides went kaput. Mulley yesterday assured the blogosphere that it was not caused a Windows error but he himself knocking out the power.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Grand Prix Award –

Best Online Publication – The Irish Times

Best Radio Website – Phantom FM

Best Podcaster – Playlist Mix

Best Videocaster – RTÉ

Best Sports Website –

Best Music Website – State Magazine

Best Entertainment Website –

Best Technology Website –

Best New Web Application/Service – Poll Daddy

Most Innovative Website – Pixenate

Best Discussion Forum –

Best Government Website – Aras Kids

Best Council Website –

Best Third-Level Website – Access NUI Maynooth

Best Education Website – FIS Book Club

Best eCommerce/Services Website – Spicendipity

An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fear –

Best Practice –

Most Beautiful Website in Ireland – Twitterfone

Most Useful Website in Ireland – The Irish Times

Most Accessible Website – Kanchi

By John Kennedy

Pictured: Ireland’s technology news service,

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years