The new IAM Business Journalist Award for excellence in Irish business journalism was awarded to Brian Sheehan, editor of Industrial Relations News (IRN). IRN is a highly respected weekly magazine that is read by academics, practitioners and policy makers and which has made a very significant contribution to the field of Industrial Relations since its inception in 1979. As IRN Editor, Brian Sheehan has developed it to the point where it provides highly informed coverage of industrial relations, human resource management and employment law in Ireland. His journalistic standards have been exemplary, as shown by the quality and depth of his magazine’s unrivalled coverage of work and employment in Ireland. As he exemplifies the professional and personal qualities which the Irish Academy of Management endorses he was the inaugural recipient of the Irish Academy of Management’s award for Irish Business Journalism.