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2015

1ST PLACE WINNER
News 2015

UNDER-FIRE DEPUTY

by Crispin Rodwell

Tánaiste Joan Burton TD takes refuge in a Garda vehicle, after having her car surrounded by anti water-charge protesters. She was trapped for over two hours.

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GOODBYE DEAR NEIGHBOUR

By Julien Behal

Margaret Kenny, a neighbour of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, is overcome with emotion as he lies in state at the Mansion House, Dublin

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UNDER PRESSURE

By David Sleator

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan leaving Leinster House after attending a sitting of the Public Accounts Committee investigating the penalty points affair

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VIVA PAPA

By Niall Carson

Pope Francis waves to the faithful in St Peter’s Square, Rome, after the historic canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII

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THE PLOUGHMAN

By Mark Condren

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD tries his hand with a horse and plough at the National Ploughing Championships in County Laois

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THE LAST STAND!

By Steve Humphreys

Anti-austerity protestors are forcibly moved on by Gardaí away from Dáil Eireann

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FAREWELL!

By Steve Humphreys

Marie-Therese Farrell at the funeral of her husband Today Tonight and Prime Time broadcaster Brian Farrell at the Church of the Holy Cross, Dundrum

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REFLECTING ON TUAM

By Laura Hutton

JP Rodgers reflects at the unmarked mass grave of nearly 800 infants who died in the former Bon Secours run mother-and-baby home in Tuam

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NEW HEIGHTS FOR FLAG PROTEST

By Justin Kernoghan

Young men placing Union flags on top of a massive 11th night bonfire, which towers above the buildings in Belfast

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

By Julien Behal

Vitali Klitschko, former heavyweight boxer, surrounded by TV cameras in Dublin, during the European People’s Party Annual Congress, which was dominated by the war situation in Ukraine

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STATE EXAMINATION

By Gerry Mooney

Former CEO and Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, Seán Fitzpatrick, departs from court during his trial for providing unlawful financial assistance to bank customers to buy shares in the bank

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PEOPLE POWER

By Gary Ashe

Aer Lingus employees protest during strike action over rosters

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COMMANDER IN CHIEF

By Frank McGrath

President Michael D Higgins pictured after posing for a photograph, during his visit to Camp Coolmoney, Glen of Imaal, where the 47th Infantry Group were undergoing a mission exercise

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BEFORE HIS TIME

By Finbarr O’Rourke

The funeral of teenager Jonny Byrne takes place in Carlow. Jonny died when a ‘neknomination’ prank went tragically wrong

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JUST OUTSIDE OUR GATE

By Dara MacDónaill

Children look on as the Garda forensic team examine the scene at Croftwood Gardens, Cherry Orchard, Dublin, where a six-year-old was shot

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GOODBYE, DAD

By Clodagh Kilcoyne

Daughters of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds follow his coffin into the church at his funeral in Dublin

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A LOAD OF BALL COCKS

By Brenda Fitzsimons

Water charges protest in Dublin, where thousands gathered to protest against the privatisation of water and its charges.

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INSPECTING THE GUARD

By Alan Betson

President Michael D Higgins inspecting the Guard of Honour, in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, during his State Visit

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NOT FORGOTTEN

By Alan Betson

Items placed on the railings of the Dáil by protestors who marched to protest about the Tuam babies and deaths of babies in institutions

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LAST GOODBYE

By Alan Betson

The daughters of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds Miriam, Emer, Andrea, Cathy and Leonie, with other family members during his funeral

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EVICTED

By Alan Betson

Martin (73) and Violet (61) Coyne leaving the Four Courts, following a contempt hearing after they were evicted from the home they rented for 15 years