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Features
2008

1ST PLACE WINNER
Features 2008

DON'T LET GO DADDY

by Brian Lawless

A young girl clings to her father’s finger as she watches the guests arrive for her aunt’s wedding.

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2ND PLACE
SCARS OF THE PAST

By Julien Behal

Sahr Ngekia, seven-years-old, in Kanikay Boys Shelter, a GOAL sponsored project in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with scars on his arms from where he was tied up by his grandfather for three days, for losing one dollar.

3RD PLACE
OUT FOR THE COUNT

By Paul Nicholls

Bare knuckle fight is held at a secret location; where only a small number of people are allowed attend.

Shortlisted
IT'S A FAR CRY FROM THE HOSPITALITY TENT

By Ray Ryan

Kevin Clare sees the funny side of things, as Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. has his photograph taken with some jockeys at the Galway Races. It was the first year that there was no Fianna Fáil hospitality tent, under the orders of the new Taoiseach

Shortlisted
SHELTERED EXISTENCE

By Jerry Kennelly

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Twenty-year-old Selamawit Jovani, eighteen-year-old Selamawit Shimeles and twenty-year-old Ayelu Abera in the plastic shelter which they share in the centre of Addis Ababa, near an open sewer, without power or water. Candles are their only source of heat and light

Shortlisted
THE FIELD

By Mark McCall

Promoting the use of bio-ethanol fuels in Ireland

Shortlisted
ALLANA'S STAR

By Don Moloney

The light on the stairwell at City Hall, Limerick, points to the Crescent Moon with Venus nearby.

SHORTLISTED
AN EYE FOR AN EYE

By Bryan O’Brien

Mervyn Nixon, who specialises in the creation and fitting of prosthetic eyes.

SHORTLISTED
AT THE END OF THE LINE

By Michael McSweeney

A young boy looks through a queue for food in Concern’s Kalinga IDP Refugee Camp, near Masisi, DRC, Congo, where people displaced by internal militia fighting in the country are being housed.

Shortlisted
WALKING ON

By Lorraine O’Sullivan

Niamh Lamb and her husband Adrian, celebrate on their wedding day.

SHORTLISTED
HELPING HAND

By Kenneth O’Halloran

The Irish humanitarian agency GOAL works with communities in Abyei, a social and economic bridge between North and South Sudan, to develop safe water systems. Here, a GOAL volunteer hands out soap at a health clinic.

SHORTLISTED
FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH

By Joe O’Shaughnessy

"From the horse’s mouth, in the stables during the Connemara Pony Show, in Clifden"

SHORTLISTED
HEAD OVER HEELS

By Joe O’Shaughnessy

Young thrill-seekers take the plunge at the Blackrock Diving Tower, in Galway.

SHORTLISTED
THE OLDEST SWINGER IN TOWN

By Joe O’Shaughnessy

"President of Tommy Larkin’s Hurling Club, 81 year-old Eamonn Harte, shows he can swing with the best of them during an All-Ireland Intermediate Final training session "

SHORTLISTED
THE SILENT HUNTER

By Fran Veale

A male Arctic owl in mid-flight at Dublin Zoo. Arctic owls, now an endangered species, have been bred successfully in the zoo since the late 1800s.

SHORTLISTED
WHERE IS HE?

By Don MacMonagle

Children wait for the arrival of King Puck, at Puck Fair, Killorglin