PPAI

Portrait
2014

1ST PLACE WINNER
Portrait 2014

REFLECTIONS

by Julien Behal

Ifrah Ahmed, a Somali campaigner against female circumcision, pictured at an event sponsored by Irish Aid, in Dublin

2ND PLACE
OUT OF THE DARKNESS

By Julien Behal

Praveen Halappanavar, outside Galway County Hall, after the jury at the inquest into his wife’s death returned a unanimous verdict of death by medical misadventure

3RD PLACE
A YOUNG MOTHER

By Leon Farrell

A 16-year-old mother waits to be seen to by the charity GOAL, who help to take young mothers off the streets in Ethiopia

Shortlisted
SHINING LIGHT

By Brian Arthur

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest person ever to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, receives the Tipperary International Peace Award

Shortlisted
PAULIE

By Brian Gavin

Munster, Ireland and British and Irish Lion Paul O’Connell during an interview at UL Arena, Limerick

SHORTLISTED
DIGITAL STUDENTS

By Naoise Culhane

First year students from St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin, pose for a class photo with their digital schoolbooks on the first day of term

SHORTLISTED
SÉAMUS

By Michael McSweeney

The late poet Séamus Heaney at the signing of the ‘Great Book of Ireland’ in University College Cork

SHORTLISTED
SELFIE

By Seán Curtin

Ellamae McCarthy, a pupil at Our Lady’s Abbey National School, Adare, Co. Limerick, after winning an art competition

SHORTLISTED
WORLD CHAMPION - ROBERT HEFFERNAN

By Stephen McCarthy

World 50k walk champion Robert Heffernan during a portrait session

SHORTLISTED
PAST LESSONS

By Julien Behal

Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave visiting his father’s old classroom at CBS James’ Street, 40 years to the day he became Taoiseach, during a Gathering 2013 event

SHORTLISTED
PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST

By David Conachy

John Hurt, who appeared in the production of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’, at the Gate Theatre, Dublin

SHORTLISTED
TERESA FREEMAN - LAST TO LEAVE

By Brian Lawless

One of the last residents on the top floor of the Joseph Plunkett Tower in Ballymun, Teresa Freeman before the demolition of the tower.