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2012

1ST PLACE WINNER
News 2012

PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME

by Julien Behal

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive to address the crowd in College Green, Dublin, during their visit to Ireland.

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THE QUEEN AT CROKER

By Cathal McNaughton

Queen Elizabeth steps out into Ireland's Croke Park stadium, scene of a massacre by British troops.

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GOODBYE KISS

By Jonathan Porter

John McArevey kisses the coffin of his wife, of one week, Michaela who was murdered on their honeymoon in Mauritius

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UNITED IN GRIEF

By Niall Carson

The coffin of PSNI officer Ronan Kerr makes it's way through the town of Beragh for burial after he was killed in a car bomb.

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BUY ONE GET ONE FREE.

By Declan Doherty

Due to the Irish property crash, the buyer of the house on the left got the one on the right free.

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SMITHFIELD HORSE FAIR SHOOTING SCENE

By SMITHFIELD HORSE FAIR SHOOTING SCENE

People and horses flee as shots ring out during the largest Smithfield Horse Fair of the year in Dublin.

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BUILT IN BELFAST

By Peter Morrison

A loyalist rioter throws a petrol bomb towards the Nationalist Short Strand area of East Belfast during rioting.

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NOTHING COMPARES TOWEL YOU

By Paul Nicholls

Sinead came out wearing a Towel. This was Just after she announced her marrige split of 4th husband Barry Herridge after 16 day of marrige .

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REMEMBERING THE FALLEN HEROS

By Naoise Culhane

The Queen and the President united at the Garden of Remembrance

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BROKEN HARTES

By Niall Carson

Michaela McAreavey's father Mickey Harte and widower John follow her coffin as it is carried to St Malachy's church in Ballygawley, Co Tyrone

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FINAL LIFT OFF

By Michael Chester

Six people who died after a small commuter plane, a Manx2 Avia flight with 10 passengers crashed at Cork Airport

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ONE IS VERY AMUSED

By Valerie O’Sullivan

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, enjoying meeting Fish Monger,Pat O'Connell, at The English Market in Cork, on her historical state visit to Ireland.

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FREE AFTER TWENTY NINE YEARS..

By Kyran O’Brien

One of the First Photos of Irelands longest serving Prisoner Malcom Mac Arthur making his way back to Shelton Abbey Prison On Day Release.

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OBAMA

By Keith Arkins

President Barack Obama lifts a pint of Guinness in Hayes Pub during a visit to his ancestral home of MoneyGall in Ireland.

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THE DIRECTOR'S CHAIR

By Jonathan Porter

Former Billionaire Sean Quinn's chair in his office at the Quinn Group headquarters in Derrylin Co. Fermanagh.

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NORRIS QUITS

By Julien Behal

Senator David Norris outside his home in Dublin after he announced that he pulled out of the Presidential race

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A TEAR FOR THE BRAVE

By Garry O’Neill

A tear falls onto the glove of a mourner at the funeral of off duty Garda Ciaran Jones who died when swept into the Liffey

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IS FEIDIR LINN

By Eric Luke

President Barack Obama, with the First Lady Michelle Obama, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Fionnuala Kenny, at College Green, Dublin

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BILLIONS BINNED

By Eamonn Farrell

The most infamous sign in Irish history, Anglo Irish Bank, is removed from its former HQ in Dublin and taken away by CEO, Mike Aynsley.

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THE LONG AWAITED VISIT

By Damien Eagers

Queen Elizabeth II, and provost of Trinity College, Dr John Hegarty, view documents in Trinity's Long Hall .

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HOMAGE TO AN IRISH ICON

By Brian Lawless

Thousands of mourners filed past the remains of former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald as he lay in state in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, Dublin.

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CAPTIVATING THE NATION

By Brenda Fitzsimons

President Barack Obama speaking at College Green to over 60,000 people during his one day visit to Ireland.

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HOMAGE TO AN IRISH ICON

By Brenda Fitzsimons

Thousands of mourners filed past the remains of former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald as he lay in state in the Oak Room of the Mansion House, Dublin.