Maresa Fagan

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Maresa started out in journalism at the Irish Medical Times in 1999 before moving on to work in the regional press where she produced award-winning investigations and reports with the Roscommon Herald. In 2016 she was awarded a merit certificate by the Law Society of Ireland in the Justice Media Awards for an in-depth feature on the need to strengthen the monitoring of sex offenders in the Republic of Ireland. In 2014 Maresa also took home the Regional Print Media Award in the GSK Healthcare Media Awards for a series of articles on emergency health services in County Roscommon and in 2013 she was shortlisted for Regional Journalist of the Year in the National Newspapers of Ireland Awards.

Republic's Minister for Children rules out publication of report on young offenders' detention centre

A decision by the Republic of Ireland’s Children’s Minister not to publish a report that followed disorder at a young offenders’ detention centre two years ago has been described by the report’s au...