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FIRST FRONTLINE FATALITY

by Michael O’Neill

Dr. Syed Waqqar Ali’s wife and family members grieve at his graveside. Dr. Waqqar died after contracting Covid-19 after spending three months in ICU at the Mater Hospital where he also worked.

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IN YOUR FACE!

By Sam Boal

Anti-mask protesters fight counter demonstrators outside the Custom House ahead of an anti-mask rally in Dublin.

3RD PLACE
NO COMMENT

By Paul Nicholls

Murder suspect Robert Broughan leaves Naas District

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COUNTRY HOUSE FIRE

By Keith Heneghan

Firemen battle a blaze at the historic Bridgemount House, Ballinafad, Co. Mayo.

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ROYAL REACTION

By Sam Barnes

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, reacts after making an attempt to hit a sliothar with a hurley during an engagement at Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club, Galway, during day three of her visit to Ireland.

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NURSING HOME HEROES

By Justin Kernoghan

A nursing home carer comforts a lonely elderly resident as they socially distance from family and friends during the coronavirus lockdown.

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STOREY FUNERAL FALLOUT

By Justin Kernoghan

The attendance of Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at the funeral of IRA veteran Bobby Storey led to the biggest crisis in NI politics since devolution was restored in January. Thousands lined the streets during a pandemic lockdown.

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POPE MOBILE

By Arthur Carron

Fr. Malachy, a parish priest in Co. Louth, travelling in the Pope Mobile used by Pope John Paul II, visiting the people of his parish to give blessings on Holy Thursday because they could not visit church due to the Covid-19 crisis. Pictured receiving his blessing is Malcolm Thornton.

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DEFACED

By Gareth Chaney

The Luke Kelly statue on Guild Street, Dublin, being cleaned by Ross Sheridan on behalf of Dublin City Council after it was defaced.

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GRAFTON STREET SCENE

By Fran Veale

An employee from Lifestyle Sports chases a man down Grafton Street, Dublin.

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MOMENT OF PRAYER

By Brendan Moran

‘Eid-ul-Adha’, the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, marking the end of Hajj, is celebrated in Croke Park to allow for social distancing, attended by Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders.

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SOCIALLY DISTANCED ROSARY

By Clodagh Kilcoyne

People practice social distancing as they pray a rosary on Ballyloughane Beach during the Covid-19 pandemic in Galway.

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BLUE BLOOD

By Mark Condren

Colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan watch a live stream of his funeral mass in Charlestown, Co. Mayo. Detective Horkan (49) was shot dead in Castlerea in Co. Roscommon.

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GRIEVING PARENTS

By Justin Kernoghan

Family and friends comfort the distraught parents of Eoin Hamill.Talented up-and-coming young boxer Eoin Hamill (13) died when he was hit by a car in West Belfast.

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UNTITLED

By Jerry Kennelly

Firemen fight a gorse fire at Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry, in April 2020.