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Politics
2021

1ST PLACE WINNER
Politics 2021

THE CAT THAT GOT THE CREAM

by Gary Ashe

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald T.D. entering Leinster House after a successful general election campaign.

2ND PLACE
CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?

By Brian Lawless

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Taoiseach Micheál Martin at Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland, during discussions on the British-Irish relationship in the context of Brexit.

3RD PLACE
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BROLLY

By Lorraine Teevan

Niamh Kelly, principal of Gaelscoil Bhreifne, Cavan, keeps the music flowing despite the wild weather as President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina arrived at the school.

Lorraine Teevan

SHORTLISTED
GET TO THE POINT, PASCAL

By Niall Carson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at a press conference at the Institute of Technology Carlow.

SHORTLISTED
BEST FOOT FORWARD

By Dara MacDónaill

Former Sinn Féin party president Gerry Adams canvassing in Dundalk, Co. Louth, with Councillor Ruairi Ó Murchu, Sinn Féin election candidate.

SHORTLISTED
HE’S BEHIND YOU

By Niall Carson

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar (left) speaks to the media during a tour of the K-Leisure facility in Naas, Co. Kildare.

SHORTLISTED
HEDGING THEIR BETS

By Julien Behal

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnston emerge from a hedgerow during a ‘walk and talk’ in the gardens of Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

SHORTLISTED
TRUMP’S LAST DANCE

By Tom Honan

Donald Trump’s wax figure seems to dance with Jedward’s figures as it is repositioned at The National Wax Museum.

SHORTLISTED
ORANGE AND GREEN POLITICS

By Niall Carson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US President Donald Trump greet each other in the White House with a Namaste gesture, because of Covid-19 restrictions, during the Taoiseach’s visit to the US.

SHORTLISTED
‘TIS YOU DID IT!

By Michael Mac Sweeney

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin meets 94-yearold Kathleen Findlay, grand-aunt of Fianna Fáil candidate James O’Connor (background), while canvassing in Youghal, Co.Cork.