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Carolyn Ryan Receives Award From Prime Minister Blair

Carolyn & Prime Minister Blair

Photo: Courtesy of Sheila Keegan

Carolyn Siobhan Ryan, the granddaughter of Elizabeth Tinneny of Killahurk, Carrigallen, County Leitrim, Ireland and the daughter of Sheila Keegan, was awarded the regional (London) winner of a journalistic competition.  The award was presented to Carolyn by Prime Minister Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street on 10th February 2004.

After a run by the Press Gallery (the forum at Westminster for all political journalists), both Carolyn and her mother were invited for to participate in an exciting day along with the other regional winners and parents.  It started with a Q&A session with the political editors of the BBC, ITV and Sky and they met political journalists and MPs.  They toured the House of Commons and the House of Lords, then had another Q&A session with Charles Clarke, Minister for Education before touring 10 Downing Street and meeting Tony Blair.  Then it was off for tea with Michael Martin, the Speaker of the House of Commons.  In the words of Carolyn's Mom -- "It was a really good, memorable day."


Updated September 13, 2021
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