PPAI

Picture Story
2007

1ST PLACE WINNER
Picture Story 2007

FIRST DAY IN SCHOOL FOR AN ISLAND GIRL

by Denis Minihane

Five-year old Anna Humphreys on her first day at Lisheen National School, West Cork. She is the first child in 31 years from Heir Island to start primary school on the mainland since the island's own school closed in July 1976.

2ND PLACE
CARIBBEAN DREAM

By Morgan Treacy

A look at the highs and lows of the Irish cricket team during their historic World Cup Campaign.

3RD PLACE
66 year old Limerick man Tommy Dillon smashed the world record deadlifting 215kgs at the IPO singlelift deadlift championship 2009.

By Seán Curtin

Everyday scenes of contemporary Limerick

SHORTLISTED
FOREVER A FREE SPIRIT

By Valerie O’Sullivan

Michael Reardon a world-renowned climber and free spirit from California was taken by a rogue Atlantic wave off Valentia Island in July 2007 and his body was never found.

SHORTLISTED
NO HOME HERE

By Julien Behal

Romanian Gypsies camped on a roundabout on the busy M50 motorway. Following a swoop at dawn by Garda immigration officers, they were deported back to Northern Romania.

SHORTLISTED
WELCOME TO HOTEL BALLYMUN

By Frank Miller

Hotel Ballymun, which opened as an artwork in Thomas Clarke Tower, before its demolition.