DUP leader Dr. Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness about to take up office as First and Deputy First Ministers at Stormont.
By Gary Ashe
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams hugs a man on Dublin's Moore Street during election campaign.
By Colin Keegan
Dr. Ian Paisley with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at Oldbridge House, the site of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.
By Yvonne Vaughan
Joe Carey is raised high in the air by his supporters after he is deemed elected and took the last seat in Clare in the 2007 General Elections.
By Don Moloney
Enda Kenny contemplates the answers to difficult questions as he canvasses for votes in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.
By Bryan O’Brien
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern leaves Áras an Uachtaráin after seeking the dissolution of the Dáil.
By Julien Behal
Labour Leader Pat Rabbitte is surprised by a birthday cake for his 58th birthday while canvassing in Mary Mother of Hope School during the General Election.
By Hazy Marzouk
An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern getting a lift from a supporter in Ballinasloe during his latest election campaign.
By Gerry Mooney
Olivia Mitchell explodes with delight following her election win in Dublin South.
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern extends his hand to greet his old adversary Dr. Ian Paisley on his official visit to Farmleigh House.
By Frank Miller
Bertie Ahern emerges from Dáil Eireann after being elected Taoiseach for a third term.
By Dara MacDónaill
Elected. Fine Gael's Richard Bruton is lifted shoulder high after topping the poll in Dublin North Central election court.
By Brenda Fitzsimons
Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea T.D. at the 82nd Cadet Class Commissioning Ceremony at the Military College, Curragh, Co. Kildare.