PPAI

Features
2009

1ST PLACE WINNER
Features 2009

PRESIDENTIAL EXCLAMATION!

by Marc O’Sullivan

President Mary McAleese makes a speech at the opening of a newly refurbished office

2ND PLACE
A CALL TO PRAYER

By Mark Condren

A Muslim at prayer in the Anwar e-Madina mosque on Talbot Street, Dublin.

3RD PLACE
THE VIEW ONTO RIVER STREET

By Julien Behal

The view from the Murray house onto River Street in Ballinasloe in Co.Galway after severe flooding from the nearby River Suck.

Shortlisted
DRUMCREE

By Cathal McNaughton

Orangemen march outside Drumcree Parish Church in Portadown. Their yearly parade at one point was attended by 50,000 supporters.

Shortlisted
KNOCKFIERNA FESTIVAL

By Don Moloney

Crowds gathering at the Rambling House, Knockfierna, Co Limerick for the start of Ireland's only Non-Drinking Festival.

Shortlisted
ISLAND VOTE

By Peter Morrison

Electoral Officer Hugh O' Donnell, right and Garda Officer Brendan McCann wait for islanders on Inishfree, DOnegal to vote in the Lisbon treaty referendum

SHORTLISTED
YOU AND WHO'S ARMY?

By Niall Carson

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington leans on Gardai at the Shell plant at Glengad beach in Co Mayo, Ireland.

SHORTLISTED
DEATH IN A GOLD MINE

By Michael McSweeney

An eerie silence greets visitors to an artisanal goldmine in SW Burkina Faso, West Africa after a tunnel collapse killing a miner. a shanty town of 50,000 people has grown up around the mine over a three month period.

SHORTLISTED
TIDAL WAVE

By Mark Condren

A man goes for a swim during the Bray Summerfest airshow

SHORTLISTED
SNOW PATROL

By Mark Condren

A soldier on manoeuvres in the Curragh, Co Kildare

SHORTLISTED
LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT

By Valerie O’Sullivan

Monastic Life at Glencairn Abbey is about work and prayer for Sr Michelle Miller, left and Sr Sarah Branigan, who are part of a community of nuns at the enclosed Cistercian Glencairn Abbey, County Waterford.

SHORTLISTED
GHOST ESTATE

By Kim Haughton

Empty houses on an empty street in Dublin where the developer went bust. Only two houses have been sold on this street as the housing collapse deepened.

SHORTLISTED
CAVE DWELLING

By Kim Haughton

Two families from Swat outside the cave in Haripur where they were staying until it was safe to return home. 1.7 million people were displaced following heavy fighting between the Taliban and Government forces in Northern Pakistan.

SHORTLISTED
TAKING COVER

By Jonathan Porter

Rainy day at the Auld Lamas horse fair in Ballycastle Co. Antrim.