PPAI

Politics
2018

1ST PLACE WINNER
Politics 2018

HOLDING THE PARTY LINE

by Gerry Mooney

Fine Gael TD's Josepha Madigan, Kate O'Connell, Maria Bailey and Hildegarde Naughton return to Government buildings, following an International Women's Day event

2ND PLACE
VICTORY

By Mark Condren

Leo Varadkar TD celebrates, after being elected as the new Fine Gael leader

3RD PLACE
THE LONG GOODBYE FROM FRANCES FITZGERALD

By Cyril Byrne

Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD seen through a window on the eve of her resignation from office, in the national interest, following mounting pressure from colleagues and opposition members

Shortlisted
UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

By Caroline Quinn

Minister Simon Coveney TD answering questions from media about his Fine Gael leadership bid, during a visit to a homeless facility in Ennis, Co Clare

SHORTLISTED
A TOUCHING FAREWELL

By Niall Carson

Former US President Bill Clinton touches the coffin during the funeral of Northern Ireland's former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at St Columba's Church, Derry

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BOWING OUT - GERRY ADAMS

By Nick Bradshaw

BOWING OUT - GERRY ADAMS

SHORTLISTED
DOING THE 'SHUFFLE'!

By Steve Humphreys

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD in jovial spirits as he unveils his new Junior Ministers at Government Buildings

Shortlisted
MARTIN MCGUINNESS

By Liam McBurney

Candlelit vigil in west Belfast, following the death of Martin McGuinness

SHORTLISTED
DALKEY DETANTE

By Tony Gavin

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy TD and Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change, at the Vico bathing place before their swim out to Dalkey Island

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RULE OF THUMB

By Justin Farrelly

Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD and Councillor for Glencullen/Sandyford Kevin Daly during the campaign to re-open Stepaside Garda station

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HARD BORDER

By Jonathan Porter

An anti-Brexit protester outside Newry, Co Down, re-enacts an Irish hard border crossing from the 1940's and 1950's

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AN TAOISEACH IN TWILIGHT

By Gerry Mooney

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD looks out from One World Trade Centre, New York. It would be his final day in the US as Taoiseach, he resigned shortly after his return

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LEO SUPPORTERS

By Fergal Phillips

Fine Gael representatives and branch members at day 3 of the Fine Gael leadership election hustings in Ballinasloe, Co Galway

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A FINAL GESTURE

By Eamonn Farrell

Just a few weeks before his death, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, jokes with Cardinal Sean Brady at a funeral. Gerry Adams is in the centre

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HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL

By Andres Poveda

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD with pupils from St Vincent de Paul Infant School, launching Safefood's educational resource about the media, advertising and fake news