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DateTuesday, April 14, 2009


The Shortlist for the Irish Internet Associations Net Visionaries have been announced. Notably, PuddleDuck's Aedhan Ryan, and Krishna De (pictured) from BizGrowth have been shortlisted twice, Aedhan for Best Business Blogger and Best Online Trader, Krishna for Best Business Podcaster and Best use of Social Media,


Krishna De, CEO of Biz Growth News - Along with Puddleducks Aedhan Ryan, she has been shortlisted twice in the 2009 Net Visionary Awards

Additionally has been shortlisted no fewer than three times - Ciaran Crean for the Innovation Award, Mark Leech in Internet Marketer and Michael Crean for the Web Developer Excellence. will bring you the winners of the categories PLUS the Overall Net Visionary 2009 on the 21st May, so to get the news as it happens, subscribe to our newsletter (green box, top right), or join us at our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter @IrishDevdotcom.



Until then, best of luck to all the shortlisted contenders from



Closing date for voting is 1st May, so take a look at the nominees below and then trundle along to the IIA website to cast your votes.




Best Business Blogger


Aedan Ryan:


Damien Mulley: Mulley Communications


Kieran Murphy: Murphy's Ice Cream


Maryrose Lyons: Brightspark Consulting


Peter Donegan: Peter Donegan Landscaping



Best Business Podcaster


Gina McCrudden: RaboDirect


Krishna De: BizGrowthNews


Mike Kelly:


Peadar O Flatharta: TG4


Ralph Averbuch: ElectricNews.Net for Enterprise Ireland



Best Online Financial Service

Anna McCarthy: Halifax


Brendan O'Hora: National Irish Bank


Chiara Murphy: Hibernian Aviva


Tony Doyle:


Warren Healy:



Best Online Trader

Aedan Ryan:


Eamonn Grant: Flowers Made Easy : Limited


John Smith: Superquinn


Rodney Baldwin:





Best Use of Social Media

Campbell Scott:


Iarfhlaith Kelly: Webstrong for


Krishna De: Biz Growth News


Mike Brennan:


Vincent Donnelly:





Best eGovernment Award


Enda Casey: Motor Tax


Paraic O Conghaile: TG4


Sean Murphy: Xwerx Media Ltd. for


Sean O'Malley: Failte Ireland for


Simon Buckley: Driving Test




Innovation Award


Ciaran Crean:


Eoghan McCabe: Contrast


Jacquie Branagan: Births Deaths Marriages Ltd


JJ Kett & Paul Sweeney: VoiceSage


Ted Laverty:



James Kennedy, has been shortlisted in the Internet Entrepreneur AwardInternet Entrepreneur Award


Andrew Molony: GreenJobs Ltd.


Jacquie Branagan: Births Deaths Marriages Ltd


James Kennedy:


Steve Cassidy: Enterprise Online


Warren Healy:





Internet Marketer

Eoin Ó Súilleabháin : Bord Gais Energy for


Ger Karlsson:


Lee Tedstone: Nvolve Limited


Mark Leech:


Tom O'Connor:




Journalist of the Year


Adrian Weckler: Sunday Business Post


Emmet Ryan: Freelance


John Collins: Irish Times


Niall Kitson: Mediateam


Paddy Logue:



Mobile Internet Innovation

Chris Handley: Vodafone Ireland


Gary Twohig: Samsung


Mark Flanagan: Txt Express


Ross Brennan: Cicero Networks


Trey Harvin: dotMobi



Online Tourism Award

Bob Nixon: Georgina Campbell's


Eoghan O'Mara Walsh: Heritage Island - Ireland's Visitor Attractions


Fergal Walsh & Keith O'Brien:


John Toland:


Stewart Stephens: Gulliver InfoRes




Social Contribution


Bernie Goldbach: Tipperary Institute


Kevin de Barra: Comhdhail Naisiunta na Gaeilge


Martin McKay: Texthelp Systems assistive technologies


Ruairí McKiernan:


Sinead Price: Focus Ireland



Web Designer Excellence

Daniel Quinn:


Maurice Murphy: The Design Suite


Nicholas Merrigan: Newmedia


Sabrina Dent: Sabrina Dent Web Design


Tony O'Donohoe: Lightbox




Web Developer Excellence


Fiachra Kelly: Webtrade


Fiona Leen:


Iarfhlaith Kelly: WebStrong for


Michael Crean:


Shane O'Grady:




Visit the IIA Website to Vote





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