PPAI

Politics
2012

1ST PLACE WINNER
Politics 2012

THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY

by Tom Honan

Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina after he was declared President elect in Dublin Castle.

2ND PLACE
BRAND NEW TAOISEACH

By Bryan O’Brien

Just elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny is congratulated as he leaves Leinster House for Aras an Uachtarain to receive his seal of Office from the President.

3RD PLACE
MCILROY'S GOLFING LESSON WITH ROBINSON AND MCGUINNESS

By Kelvin Boyes

Rory McIlroy shares a golf lesson with Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness on the lawn of Stormont Castle after returning from winning the US Open.

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POLITICAL WILDERNESS

By Brian Farrell

Roscommon/South Leitrim TD Frank Feighan was first out on the campaign trail and is pictured postering on Kilronan Mountain Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon.

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ISLAND POLL.

By Declan Doherty

A garda escorts the ballot box to a wet and windy Gola Island, the first to vote in the 2011 general election.

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WHAT’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE THINKING?

By WHAT’S THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE THINKING?

Martin McGuinness keeps an eye on Sean Gallagher as the Presidential Election Results are announced at Dublin Castle.

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ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN

By Matt Kavanagh

President Michael D. Higgins inspects his first guard of honour following his inauguration as President of ireland.

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BATTLE WON

By Sasko Lazarov

26/2/2011 Minister Brian Lenihan is the last in the count centre as giving interview in Gaelic after winning the only Fianna Fail seat in Dublin constituencies

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HAIL THE CHIEF

By Tony Maxwell

PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS TO GRIPS WITH HIS IRISH ROOTS DURING HIS VISIIT TO IRELAND

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STATE OF THE NATION

By Julien Behal

Marcia Kinsella living alone on the Widow's Pension in Dublin, watches Taoiseach Enda Kenny's State of the Nation address about the austerity Budget.

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BEAR HUG

By Julien Behal

Broadcaster Pat Kenny laughs as Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams hugs Enda Kenny of Fine Gael during the first election televised debate

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RUNNING THE GAUNTLET

By Gareth Chaney

Fine Gael TD Michael Ring runs past a Group photo for Fianna Fail politicans at Leinster House, Dublin

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DOORSTEP CANVAS

By Eric Luke

Eamon Ryan, the Green Party candidate in Dublin South, canvassing at Dundrum, Co. Dublin.

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TRUE GRIT

By Don MacMonagle

Independent candidate Michael Healy-Rae with his 80 years old father Jackie canvassing the traditional way on horseback in the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney.

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BEELZEBUB BRIAN

By Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD at the press conference where he announced his resignation as leader of the Fianna Fail Party.