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GIRL IN THE BLACK CAP

by Tom Honan

Riana Achari (8) from Gorey, Co. Wexford, pictured at “Extinction Rebellion Funeral for Humanity” on O’Connell Street, Dublin

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FOR EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE

By Sam Boal

Gay Byrne’s widow Kathleen Watkins waves to the crowds as the funeral cortege passes President Michael D. Higgins and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, outside St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin, following his funeral mass. The beloved broadcaster passed away aged 85

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A NOD AND A WINK

By Tom Honan

FAI CEO John Delaney and Emma English pictured at the Republic of Ireland v Georgia Euro 2020 Qualifier game

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BAD HABITS

By Daragh McSweeney

Sr. Irene Gibson, a Carmelite nun of the Holy Face of Jesus Order, carrying a Child of Prague religious statue as she leaves Skibbereen District Court with Sr. Anne Marie of the Holy Family Carmelite Hermitage, Leap, Co. Cork. Sr Gibson was found guilty of a breach of the planning laws after she constructed an unauthorised compound for her and a newly ordained sister to live in

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CONOR MCGREGOR

By Steve Humphreys

Conor McGregor leaving the Criminal Courts of Justice flanked by his own security, after he was charged with assaulting a man in a pub. He subsequently pleaded guilty and was convicted

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STANDING TALL

By Alan Betson

One of the world’s largest tall ships, the Libertad, arriving in Dublin Port for a five-day visit to the capital, carrying 289 crew. Owned by the Argentinian Navy, the Libertad arrived with the ship’s band playing traditional Argentinian music before making her way to Sir John Rogerson Quay

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BROUGHT TO BOOK

By Niall Carson

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with Head of Global Policy and Communications Nick Clegg, leaving the Merrion Hotel, Dublin, following a meeting with politicians to discuss regulation of social media and harmful content

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LISA SMITH RETURNS TO IRELAND

By Eamonn Farrell

Alleged Islamic State member Lisa Smith, with a pink blanket over her head, leaves a Turkish Airlines aircraft on arrival at Dublin Airport

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REMEMBERING ANA

By Crispin Rodwell

Patric and Geraldine Kriegel at the unveiling of a bench and plaque in memory of their adopted daughter Ana (14) who was murdered by two teenage boys

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SELFIE TIME!

By Harry Murphy

Katie Taylor takes a selfie with a fan at Dublin Airport following her undisputed female world lightweight championship bout victory against Delfine Persoon at Madison Square Garden, New York

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DISAPPEARED

By Justin Kernoghan

Diggers working at Bragan Bog, Co. Monaghan, as a new search begins near a shrine to Columba McVeigh, who disappeared and is believed to have been secretly murdered and buried by the IRA in 1975

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OUR SUPERHERO

By Daragh McSweeney

Parents Jack and Eimear Doyle pictured at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Kildorrery, Co. Cork, with daughters Amy and Saoirse, at the funeral mass for their son Fionn Doyle who died following a battle with leukemia

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WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY

By Steve Humphreys

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy signs the book of condolence for Gay Byrne, at the Mansion House, Dublin

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BLOOD ON OUR CHILDREN PROTEST

By Gareth Chaney

Stephen Cunningham, a member of Extinction Rebellion Ireland, pictured during a Blood on our Children protest, which symbolises the inaction of the government on climate change at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin

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MISSING PERSON

By Daragh McSweeney

Killian Devlin pictured on the Garryvoe shore overlooking Ballycotton lighthouse during the search for his mother, 67-year-old Frankie Devlin, who was missing from the Garryvoe area, East Cork

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FAREWELL MY FRIEND

By Paul Nicholls

Family and friends say farewell to murder victim Assam Raguragui at Clonskeagh Mosque, Dublin

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AIR MILES

By Daragh McSweeney

A shopper’s car is removed by crane from Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Cork, following an accidental fire which severely damaged the multi-storey car park

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A LONG WALK

By Alan Betson

A couple walk on the horizon at the end of a long winding road near the Sally Gap, as a light cover of snow blanketed the area, high up in the Dublin Mountains

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MAKING HISTORY

By Mark Condren

A mourner holds a mass booklet at the funeral of writer, poet and historian Ulick O’Connor in Rathgar, Dublin