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2008

1ST PLACE WINNER
News 2008

WAYNE O’DONOGHUE RELEASED

by Steve Humphreys

The first glimpse of Wayne O’Donoghue, who had been imprisoned for manslaughter, as he is driven in the back of his father’s car after his release from the Midlands Prison a few moments earlier.

2ND PLACE
KILLER STARE

By Gary Ashe

Kelly-Ann McArdle’s father, Ted Corcoran, and her brother Ted watch as Dermot McArdle leaves court. Mr. McArdle was later convicted of the manslaughter of Kelly-Ann

3RD PLACE
NO GREATER LOSS

By Steve Humphreys

Dave and Marie Merriman, the parents of teenager Owen Merriman, are reflected in the hearse window as their son’s remains are brought for burial to his Funeral Mass, in Ballyfermot. Owen Merriman, was killed instantly in a collision on the Naas Dual Carriageway. An off-duty Garda was also seriously injured in the collision.

Shortlisted
THE SCOURGE OF THE SWASTIKA ARRIVES IN IRELAND

By Ray Ryan

Pensioner Herb Meyer surveys the damage to his window that was dubbed with swastikas during a racist attack on his home

Shortlisted
LAST VIEW OF FREEDOM

By Richard Mills

Perrie Wharrie arriving under Garda escort at Cork Courthouse where he received a thirty-year sentence for his involvement in the West Cork drugs bust

SHORTLISTED
RIVER RESCUE

By Niall Carson

An unknown man is rescued after falling into the River Liffey, in Dublin city centre. Hundreds of Saturday shoppers watched as the dramatic events unfolded.

SHORTLISTED
LOOKING ON THE BRIGHTSIDE

By Steve Humphreys

Elderly protesters share a light moment, during a very serious protest outside Dáil Eireann, over proposed changes to the Medical Card Scheme.

Shortlisted
TEARS FOR A FRIEND

By Steve Humphreys

A young pupil from St. Oliver Plunkett’s School, Finglas, is comforted by his teacher as he breaks down in tears while forming a guard of honour for his seven-year-old friend, Dean Ward, as his remains pass by the school, en-route to Glasnevin Cemetery. Dean was struck down by a Garda car while crossing the road.

SHORTLISTED
NO PAY, NO GAIN!

By Steve Humphreys

Director General of IBEC, Turlough O’Sullivan, speaking to media as he arrives for pay talks with the Government, at Government Buildings.

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BETTER TO BURN THAN TO FADE AWAY

By Kyran O’Brien

Friends of a murdered gang member perform a ‘burn out’ in his honour, at his funeral in Dublin.

SHORTLISTED
WELCOME HOME

By Jonathan Porter

A young girl watches from the warmth of her mother’s coat, as her father receives a medal for his service with The Royal Irish in Afghanistan, at Hillsborough Castle, Co. Down.

SHORTLISTED
BYE MUM

By Gary Ashe

A badly injured young girl on a stretcher watches her mother’s coffin leave the church, after she was killed in a car crash, which the girl survived

SHORTLISTED
FIRE DAMAGE

By Gareth Chaney

Jean Hilliard at her house on Bolbrook Grove, Tallaght, Dublin 24, after it sustained serious damage during a fire.

SHORTLISTED
DIVIDED BY LOVE AND FEAR

By Finbarr O’Rourke

PJ Howard, who did everything possible to free his partner, Sharon Collins, walks behind his son Niall, after Ms Collins received a six-year sentence for conspiring to kill them.

SHORTLISTED
PLANE MAD

By Damien Eagers

Environmental protester, Rob Mac, from the organisation Plane Mad, interrupts Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer, Ryanair, at the Ryanair AGM

SHORTLISTED
A FAMILY WIPED OUT

By Colin Keegan

The remains of Diarmuid, Lorraine, Mark and Julie Flood are carried to the cemetery at the rear of St. Clement’s Church, Clamhan, Co. Wexford, after their funeral Mass. The family died in an apparent murder-suicide.

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A COMFORTING MOMENT

By Bill Smyth

Alan Bickerstaff, who is bed ridden, being comforted by his wife Elizabeth (Lila). Two men beat Elizabeth at her Taughmonagh home, in South Belfast.