30 APRIL 2004
WINNER OF RADHARC AWARD 2004 ANNOUNCED
PAT COX MEP PRESENTS TELEVISION AWARD IN DUBLIN
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE RADHARC TRUST BY THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
The Winner of the Radharc Award 2004 is “Fr Shay Cullen – Taking a Stand” produced
by Annette Kinne of Andec Communications. Filmed on location in the Philippines,
Germany, the UK and Ireland, the documentary profiles the Dublin-born Columban
Missionary, an internationally recognised children’s rights campaigner with an
impressive track record.
On the eve of ‘EU Enlargement Day’, the President of the European Parliament,
Mr Pat Cox MEP, presented the Radharc Award 2004 at a ceremony in Jury’s Hotel,
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 this afternoon, Friday 30 April 2004. The ceremony was
preceded by a reception and lunch.
The Radharc Jury, chaired by Professor John Horgan of DCU, also ‘Highly Commended’
Congo: Heart of Africa (produced by Jerry O’Callaghan of Any News Inc) and
‘Commended’ Cardinal Secrets (produced by Mary Raftery of RTE). Over 40 entries
were received for this year’s competition.
The Radharc Award was established in 2002 for ‘a television documentary programme
of outstanding quality that addresses national or international topics of social
justice, morality or faith’. The inaugural Award was presented in 2002 by President
Mary McAleese for the Prime Time programme ‘Complex Problems: St Teresa’s Gardens’
produced by Eddie Doyle of RTE.
The Radharc Award honours the memory of the late Fr Joe Dunn, co-founder of
Radharc which produced over 400 television documentaries on social and religious
issues at home and abroad between 1962 and 1996, and throughout those 34 years
became part of the fabric of RTE Television.
30 April 2004
Claire Reynolds (087) 209 7770
through whom photographs of the Award Ceremony are also available.