The Going is Soft , as racegoers shelter from a downpour at Galway Races
By Eamon Ward
Brothers Willie and Lee Heggarty, Charleville Co Cork with their Shetland pony at Ballinasloe horse fair, Co Galway.
By Marc O’Sullivan
Kids having fun on an inflatable slide at St.Patrick's Hospital fun day
By Niall Carson
Thousands watch Katie Taylor win Olympic Gold on big screens in her home town of Bray Co Wicklow
By Maura Hickey
78 year old Kieran Foley after his a swim during December. Kieran swims all year round.
By Morgan Treacy
A dog makes an interesting discovery, or is it, at the 2012 Tattersalls International Horse Trials
By Mark Condren
Three-year-old Abbey Fortune and Grace O'Donnell from St Joseph's nursery Dublin singing at the live animal crib at the Mansion House
By Steve Humphreys
Cody Lacumbre (11) from Fossey Mountain Springs Western Riding Ranch in Timahoe, Co. Laois at the Horse Show at the RDS.
By Margaret McLaughlin
Jumping off the cliffs to the sea at Portstewart in Co-Derry
By William Cherry
British Bulldog Alfie takes a young boy's burger out of his hands during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee street party at Tigers Bay, Belfast.
Young boys climb one of the largest bonfire on the Loyalist Shankill Road in readiness for the start the annual 'Twelfth of July' celebrations.
By Joe Dunne
People queue for food parcels before Christmas outside the Capuchin Day Centre on Dublin's Bow Street.
By Henry Wills
After 35 years of service to their community Anne and Billy Rodgers, emotionally embrace as they close their local post office in Knockmore, Co.Mayo.
By Eric Luke
Spectators with differing opinions watching the Best Dressed Lady competition at Galway races
Michael Tynan, Birr, Co Offaly awaiting a buyer as the day draws to an end at Spancilhill Horse Fair, Co Clare.
Megan Sweeney getting help with her earings before her first Holy Communion. She was being filmed for the TV series "A Travellers Life for Me".
By Barry Cronin
'Benson' a cross-eyed, cross breed - a mix between a Doberman and a Rottweiler interrupts a news assignment in Kingscourt, County Cavan.
By Alan Betson
Sr. Gwen of the Holy Spirit from the Carmelite Monastery Delgany, at the Discalced Carmelites exhibition stand during the 50th International Eucharistic Congress