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Politics
2016

1ST PLACE WINNER
Politics 2016

INSPECTING THE DAMAGE.

by Steve Humphreys

Gertie Dunning from Carrickobrien in Athlone invites Taoiseach Enda Kenny into her flooded home following the recent flood damage to the area.

2ND PLACE
WHEN GERRY MET CHARLIE

By Brian Lawless

The Prince of Wales shakes hands with Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway during a 4 day visit to the island of Ireland.

3RD PLACE
POLITICAL COLOURS

By Brian Lawless

The Sinn Fein logo is projected onto Martin McGuinness, unbeknownst to him, at the launch of their National Programme of Events surrounding the 1916 Commemorations

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REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY

By Niall Carson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh,

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BERTIE AT THE BACK DOOR

By Nick Bradshaw

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern leaving the Banking Enquiry via the back door to Leinster House

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POLITICAL PORTRAITURE

By Nick Bradshaw

Conor Casby's three works 'Denis O'Brien; Enda Kenny and Joan Burton on display prior to ehhibition

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THE RISING

By Mark Condren

Tour guides from the 1916 freedom tour passing Government buildings. 2016 marks the centenary of The Easter Rising.

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LAGARDE NOONAN1

By Sasko Lazarov

Christine Lagarde Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan

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BACK IN THE HOUSE

By Tom Honan

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen arrives at Leinster House for the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry

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STORMY WATER

By Tom Burke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny,TD

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HOWZAT FOR YOU !!!

By Henry Wills

Minister Michael Ring tests his cricket skills after announcing sports grants at Ballyhaunis Cricket Club.

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TWO HEADS ON THE CANVASS

By Gerry Mooney

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin and party candidate Bobby Aylward pictured canvassing with local man George Darcy in Bagnaelstown ahead of a local by-election

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BACK IN THE LIMELIGHT

By Gerry Mooney

Former Fine Gael minister Lucinda Creighton pictured at the launch of her new Renua political party in Trinity College

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HOWLIN' WITH LAUGHTER

By Eric Luke

Minister Brendan Howlin quips with Finance Minister Michael Noonan, on Budget Day at Government Buildings

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FAIRYTALE REFERENDUM

By Eamonn Farrell

A mural by artist Joe Caslin, in support of a Yes Vote in the Equality Referendum, features two gay women on the side of a castle, outside Craughwell village

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LAW REFLECTIONS

By Dara MacD├│naill

Former Justice Minister Alan Shatter TD, sits using his phone while Gardai surround his car, after it was blocked by protesters from entering the gates of the Dail, Dublin.

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HAPPY UNION

By Dara MacD├│naill

Fine Gael Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Labour Tanaiste Joan Burton, embrace with other TD's at Dublin Castle, during the results of the Referendum on Marriage Equality.

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VISION OF THE FUTURE

By Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton viewing the virtual reality of a heart though a 3 d video experience at the Plan for Jobs 2015 at the Icon Building.

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HUNG PARLIAMENT

By Brendan Murphy

A schoolgirl tries to make heads or tails of a British general election poster turned upside down by the wind on Malone Rd Belfast.

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WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY

By Brenda Fitzsimons

Lucinda Creighton leader of Renua party photographed arriving for their first 'Think-In' held at Woodquay, Dublin

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THE PIECE PROCESS

By Brenda Fitzsimons

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams gets molded for a wax work to complete the 'Good Friday Agreement' installation at the Dublin Wax museum.