PPAI

Politics
2011

1ST PLACE WINNER
Politics 2011

TREVOR SARGENT RESIGNS (AGAIN)

by Niall Carson

Trevor Sargent is given a standing ovation after his resignation as a government Minister during the Party Convention at the Tower Hotel in Waterford, Ireland.

2ND PLACE
RESPECT TO A HERO

By Gary Ashe

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley lays his hand on Daniel O Connell's tomb in Glasnevin cemetery

3RD PLACE
RETREAT

By James Horan

Gardai hold back Sinn Féin protesters and TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh who broke through the security cordon at the gates of Government buildings calling for the immediate resignation of the Taoiseach following Ireland's bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

Shortlisted
HEADS OF GOVERNMENT

By William Higgins

Heads of Government .... Taoiseach Brian Lenihan pictured at the launch of Infrastructure Investment Priorites 2010-2016, in Dublin

Shortlisted
EENEY, MEENEY, MINEY, MOE

By William Higgins

Eeney, meeney, miney, moe..... Fine Gael party leader Enda Kenny checks the number of chairs for a photocall when he announced his new front bench line up in Dublin.

Shortlisted
ENDA

By James Horan

Fine Gael party leader Enda Kenny pictured in his office in Dail Eireann weeks after surviving a move to remove him as party leader by members of his frontbench.

SHORTLISTED
GUNNING FOR THE ARAS

By Mark Condren

Senator and presidential candidate David Norris fires the starting pistol for the Goal Calcutta run

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SEAT OF POWER

By Mark Condren

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern in his office in St Lukes, Drumcondra

SHORTLISTED
SACKED.

By Steve Humphreys

Fine Gael's Richard Bruton leaves Dail Eireann with some belongings after being sacked as deputy party leader and the party's finance spokesman by party leader Enda Kenny.

SHORTLISTED
HOLY HANDBOOK

By Gary Ashe

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley holds his bible during prayers at Glasnevin cemetery, Dublin

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MACGIOLLA MOURNERS

By Gareth Chaney

Mourners at the remains of Tomas MacGiolla at the secular ceremony of former Workers Party president Tomas MacGiolla at Ballyfermot Civic Centre, Dublin

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SEIN FEIN ARD FHEIS

By Damien Eagers

Sein fein President, Gerry Adams at the Sein Fein Ard Fheis 2010 at the RDS in Dublin