PPAI

Politics
2008

1ST PLACE WINNER
Politics 2008

NO LOOKING BACK

by Julien Behal

Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Dr. Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness sit on a platform at the opening of the new Victoria Square Shopping Centre, on the evening Dr. Paisley announced he was stepping down as First Minister.

2ND PLACE
GOODBYE TO ALL THAT

By Christopher Doyle

Former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern T.D., makes his way across the front cobblestone paths of Government Buildings, shortly after announcing his intention to step down as leader of the country and the Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party.

3RD PLACE
LAST ENGAGEMENT

By Jonathan Porter

Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Dr. Ian Paisley, accompanied by Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, speaking at his last official engagement as First Minister.

SHORTLISTED
MEDALLION MAN

By Bryan O’Brien

A devoted supporter carries a photo of Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. around his neck, when the new Taoiseach celebrated his appointment at the Tullamore Rally in May.

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WAVING GOODBYE TO IT ALL

By Steve Humphreys

Former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern T.D., waves goodbye to it all, after leaving his office at Government Buildings, on the day he announced his resignation as Taoiseach.

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DECLAN

By Steve Humphreys

Libertas Chairman, Declan Ganley, speaking to the media at Buswell’s Hotel, outlining plans for the last ten days of their Anti-Lisbon Treaty Campaign.

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CHANGING OF THE GUARD

By Frank Miller

Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. at his first major function and former First Minister of Northern Ireland Dr. Ian Paisley at one of his last major functions during the USNI Invest Northern Ireland conference in Parliament Buildings, Belfast

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HUMBLE HOMECOMING

By Frank McGrath

Newly-appointed Taoiseach, Brian Cowen T.D., in Clara, Co. Offaly, for his homecoming tour.

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HUMBLE HOMECOMING

By Fergal Phillips

Newly-appointed Taoiseach, Brian Cowen T.D., in Clara, Co. Offaly, for his homecoming tour.

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LISBON EXIT

By Emma Jervis

Nenagh counting station where the counting was underway for the Lisbon Treaty Referendum, which resulted in a no vote.

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ALONE

By Eric Luke

Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. at The National Ploughing Championships, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny

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DR. IAN

By Denis Minihane

A smiling Dr. Ian Paisley, the former First Minister of Northern Ireland, during his visit to Cobh for the Cobh and Harbour Chamber 50th anniversary dinner.