PPAI

People
2008

1ST PLACE WINNER
People 2008

LAST PRAYERS

by Don Moloney

Caoimhe and Niamh O’Gorman from Ennis Road, Limerick, say prayers for the last time in the Franciscan Church on Henry Street, Limerick, now closed

2ND PLACE
IRON WILLS

By Valerie O’Sullivan

" The legendary Mike Murphy, Dromid, winner of Ra´s Tailteann 1958, invited world champion rower Paul Griffin to his house before Paul headed to Beijing to compete in the 2008 Olympic Games. Mike’s philosophy as a cyclist, acrobat, rower, weight lifter and sporting philosopher was simple; drink cows blood, eat raw meat and vegetables and run at least thirty miles a day 2nd"

3RD PLACE
ETHIOPIA'S HUNGER

By Kim Haughton

Fatima Sultan with malnourished Fetia Khalid, thirteen months-old, weighing 4.5kg, at the Dosha Clinic which is run by Concern in Shashego Woreda, Southern Ethiopia. Failure of the first rains in parts of Ethiopia, led to food shortages in many areas in 2008.

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NEW TORAH FOR DUBLIN JEWISH CONGREGATION

By Bryan O’Brien

101 year-old Louis Wine, the oldest member of Dublin’s Jewish community at the unveiling of a New Torah at the Terenure Synagogue, in April.

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TAKING A DIP

By Mark Condren

Local children swim in a lake in the Zinder region of Niger.

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT

By Steve Humphreys

Annette Kinne and her three and a half year-old son Alexander Kinne- Coyle, from Co. Wicklow, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, Mowat-Wilson Syndrome. Alexander is the only person in Ireland with the disorder, which he was diagnosed with at fifteen months. They are at the launch of a Rehabcare report in Trinity College.

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SITTING PRETTY

By Steve Humphreys

Four-year-old Katerina and two-year-old Alana Healy, sitting on George IV's Throne,in Dublin Castle, waiting for President Mary McAleese to attend an exhibition honouring the memory of their late Mother, Miriam Mone, one of Ireland’s most distinguished fashion designers, one year after the forty one year-old’s death.

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DANCING QUEENS

By Kenneth O’Halloran

Gold medal winners in the Irish Dancesport Federation’s Leinster Dancesport Trophies Competition, at Roadstone Group Sports Club, Kingswood, Dublin.

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A MOTHER'S PLEA

By Julien Behal

Aynate Desta with her one-year-old baby, in the Aedo Clinic, Ethiopia, waiting to be screened for suitability for a food programme, as tens of thousands of Ethiopians again face starvation as a result of another massive food shortage, in July of last year.

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LAZING ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

By John D Kelly

A family relax on a typical summer’s day at the Ahenny Vintage Rally in Co. Kilkenny.

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MASTERS OF THEIR ART

By Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway hurling greats, brothers Jimmy and Sean Duggan, show they still have their skills at NUI Galway, where they were conferred with Honorary M.A. Degrees.

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HEAVENS ABOVE

By Joe O’Shaughnessy

Bishops attending the Church of Ireland General Synod, in Galway City.

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ME AULD FELLA

By Fergal Phillips

Ronnie Drew and his son Phelim.

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EXAM EMOTION

By Dara MacDónaill

"Megan Campbell after receiving her Junior Certificate results at St. Mary’s Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin, Dublin "