PPAI

Politics
2009

1ST PLACE WINNER
Politics 2009

UNITED IN CONDEMNATION

by Darren Kidd

Ministers of the British and Irish Governments, Dermot Ahern, Micheal Martin, Shaun Woodward and Paul Goggins stand together at Hillsborough Castle to condemn the murders of two British Army soldiers at Massereene Barracks in Antrim.

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HAND GESTURE

By Darren Kinsella

Minster for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin clasps her hands as she is questioned by the media at the opening of a new Social Welfare office in Ballymun.

3RD PLACE
1916 COMMEMORATION CEREMONY

By Kenneth O’Halloran

Flagbearer with comrades at the Fianna Fail annual Arbour Hill 1916 Commemoration Ceremony

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ABOUT FACE...LABOUR PARTY LEADER EAMON GILMORE

By Matt Kavanagh

About face... The Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore launching the Labour Party Local Elections Manifesto with a poster display in Molesworth Street, Dublin.

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WHATEVER YOU SAY, SAY CHEESE:

By Mark Condren

Brians Cowen and Lenihan at the Fianna Fail think-in cabinet photo-shoot

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A WORD IN YOUR EAR...DICK ROCHE AND DECLAN GANLEY

By Tom Burke

A WORD IN YOUR EAR'.....Dick Roche,TD the Minister for European Affairs and Declan Ganley,the Libertas leader on RTE radio at the counting of votes in the Lisbon Treaty Referendum for the Dublin City Area at the RDS on Sat.

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RUBBING NOSES

By Jason Clarke

An Taoiseach Mr. Brian Cowen TD and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern pictured at a redevelopment programme in Dublin.

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POLITICAL WAVE

By Gary Ashe

Newly elected TD George Lee's first day at Dail Eireann.

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BRIAN LENIHAN

By Frank McGrath

Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan braces himself before the start of a press Conference in Government Buildings after the 2010 Budget was announced on the the of December last.

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MAKING A POINT

By Declan Monaghan

Declan Ganly of Libertas outlines his European strategy to members of the Ennis Business Community on a visit to Clare during his No To Lisbon campaign.

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THE PARTY'S OVER

By David Conachy

Progressive Democrat founder Des O'Malley looks on thoughtfully as his successors as party leader, Michael McDowell and Mary Harney, greet each other at the PD's farewell meeting held in the University College Dublin which marked the end of the Progressive Political Party in Ireland.

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REACHING OUT

By David Conachy

An Taoiseach Brian Cowan at the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in Tullamore Co. Offaly