1ST PLACE WINNER
THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADYby Tom Honan
Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina after he was declared President elect in Dublin Castle.
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.
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.
Roscommon/South Leitrim TD Frank Feighan was first out on the campaign trail and is pictured postering on Kilronan Mountain Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon.
By ISLAND POLL.
A garda escorts the ballot box to a wet and windy Gola Island, the first to vote in the 2011 general election.
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.
President Michael D. Higgins inspects his first guard of honour following his inauguration as President of ireland.
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
By Tony Maxwell
PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS TO GRIPS WITH HIS IRISH ROOTS DURING HIS VISIIT TO IRELAND
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.
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
Fine Gael TD Michael Ring runs past a Group photo for Fianna Fail politicans at Leinster House, Dublin
By Eric Luke
Eamon Ryan, the Green Party candidate in Dublin South, canvassing at Dundrum, Co. Dublin.
Independent candidate Michael Healy-Rae with his 80 years old father Jackie canvassing the traditional way on horseback in the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD at the press conference where he announced his resignation as leader of the Fianna Fail Party.