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2016

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News 2016

GOODBYE

by Mark Condren

A young relative looks on at the funeral of those who lost their lives in the Carrickmines fire at a traveller halting site.

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TIGER RAID

By Colin Keegan

Armed Gardai approach a cash in transit van during a 'tiger raid' at a cargo terminal at Dublin Airport.

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OFFICER DOWN

By Jonathan Porter

A PSNI Inspector is given assistance by colleagues in riot gear after his ear is badly damaged during trouble at the Ardoyne shops in Belfast following an Orange Order Parade.

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CARREYS GRIEF

By Niall Carson

Jim Carrey joins mourners behind the coffin of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White during her funeral at Cappawhite, Co Tipperary

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PARENTS WORST NIGHTMARE

By Mark Condren

John Buckley, father of murdered Irish Nurse Karen Buckley gives his wife Marian a comforting kiss at a candlelight vigil on Georges square Glasgow. Also included is Karens brother Kieran.

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SEALED WITH A KISS

By Mark Condren

Emma Day gives her partner Lt Kevin Fitzgerald a kiss after he was awarded with his Military Pilots Wings at a Ceremony in the Air Corps Headquarters.

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NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE

By Mark Condren

Gillian Treacy after leaving Portlaois circuit after a man was convicted of killing her son by drink driving

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FALLEN MEMBER

By Mark Condren

The remains of the Garda Tony Golden at his State Funeral in Blackrock Coounty Louth. Garda Golden was shot dead in nearby Omeath while responding to a domestic disturbance.

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MEMORIES OF MOUNTBATTEN.

By Steve Humphreys

H.R.H.The Prince of Wales and H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall visit Mullaghmore Pier in Sligo where Lord Mountbatten was killed by the IRA.

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THE END RESULT

By Tom Honan

Leo Varadkar TD and Simon Coveney hug after the result of the Marriage Referendum at Dublin Castle.

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AERIAL VIEW OF HALTING SITE FIRE

By Tom Honan

A view of fire crews on the Halting Site on Glenamuck Road in Carrickmines Co Dublin.

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OUT OF CONTROL

By Justin Kernoghan

An Eleventh Night bonfire in full blaze and out of control on Chobham Street in East Belfast. Residents were moved out for their own safety.

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ALWAYS MY CHAMPION

By Justin Kernoghan

Boxer Eamonn Magee's younger brother (tightly holding his brother's championship boxing belt) watches as family and friend help to carry Eamonn Magee's coffin.

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I'VE DONE MY TIME

By Fergal Phillips

Convicted killer Eamonn Lillis released from Wheatfield Prison after serving five years for killing his wife Celine Cawley.11/4/2015

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GEOLOGY ON THE MOVE

By Eamonn Farrell

19/5/2015. Prince Charles on a walking tour of The Burren, County Clare, listens to Brigid Barry from Burren Beo, explain the unique geology of the area.

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OUR SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS LEGAL

By Domnick Walsh

Congratulations to one of the first same-sex marriages in Ireland . Rena Blake and Lisa Fingleton Kerry were married in Killarney Co Kerry after same-sex marriage became Legal .

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SIT-DOWN/STAND-OFF

By Dave Meehan

Gardai clash with anti-water charge demonstrators outside Dail Eireann, some of whom sit down in protest

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LOST IN THEIR THOUGHTS

By Dara MacD├│naill

Gardai sit and reflect at the State Funeral of murdered colleague, Garda Anthony (Tony) Golden, at St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Blackrock, Co. Louth.

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GARDA OF HONOUR

By Arthur Carron

Funeral of Garda Tony Golden, who was shot dead in Omeath last weekend, at St Oliver Plunketts church in Blackrock, Co Louth.

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CELEBRATION OF LIGHT

By Andres Poveda

Ella Hudson leads Erica McCloskey, Kila Dunne and Aoife Byrne during the Console Celebration of Light, remembering those lost to suicide, in St Patrick's College Maynooth.

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FINALLY

By Alan Betson

22/10/2015 Ann Louise Gilligan and her partner Senator Katherine Zappone celebrate the final passage of the Marriage Bill 2015 through the Houses of the Oireachtas.