PPAI

Reportage
2014

1ST PLACE WINNER
Reportage 2014

JOSEF PAVELKA

by Eamon Ward

Josef’s story gained attention through his appearance before a District Court Judge where it was discovered that he and his friend Piotr Baram were living in public toilets in Ennis, Co. Clare. They had come to Ireland for work during the boom, but the economic downturn coupled with chronic alcoholism left them homeless. They were not entitled to Social Welfare but relied on the kindness of strangers. After a brief time in emergency accommodation in Galway they returned to Ennis where, within a month, Josef died alone in a laneway. His friend Piotr is still homeless in Ennis.

2ND PLACE
YOLANDA

By Julien Behal

People from Tacloban, Philippines, a few days after Typhoon Yolanda devastated the area killing thousands

3RD PLACE
INSIDE HOME EVICTION

By Michael McSweeney

Martin and Claire O’Sullivan in the kitchen of their home in Kanturk, Co. Cork, where they were being threatened with eviction. Supporters protest outside the house as Claire receives a message saying that bailiffs were outside and about to seize their home.

SHORTLISTED
THROWING SHAPES

By Niall Carson

Competitors take part in the NABBA Mr and Miss Ireland 2013 Pro-Am Bodybuilding Championships at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin

SHORTLISTED
THE ELECTION OF POPE FRANCIS

By Steve Humphreys

After he was elected as the 266th Roman Catholic Pontiff, following the Papal conclave of Cardinals who had gathered at the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis greets well-wishers during his first appearance to the world.

SHORTLISTED
A FAMILY’S FUNERAL

By Tom Honan

Dr. Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar at the funeral and burial of his family in Dublin. His wife and three children were killed after a suspected arson attack on their home.

SHORTLISTED
STUDYING THE FORM

By John D Kelly

Punters in the betting ring during the National Coursing Festival in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

SHORTLISTED
THE REED CUTTER

By Eamon Ward

Brendan Stewart is one of the few remaining reed cutters still harvesting along the Bunratty reed beds on the Shannon Estuary. This backbreaking work involves the reed being harvested after the first frosts, which strip all the leaves off the reed leaving a golden stem five to seven feet in height. A roof thatched using water reed can last up to 40 years in Ireland. In recent years imported reed from Eastern Europe has taken its toll on the numbers keeping the tradition here alive.

SHORTLISTED
LIFE FROM THE SEA

By Eamon Ward

Four generations of the Talty family making their life on the family farm on the Atlantic Coast at Caherrush, Co. Clare. With Great-Grandfather Michael Talty’s vast experience of the seaweed industry they produce a range of handharvested, air and sun-dried sea vegetables from the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Having started with traditional Irish Dillisk and Carrageen, they have expanded the range with several other vegetables such as Nori, Atlantic Wakame, Kombu among others. They have found a following, not just in Ireland, and now export as far-a-field as the Asian market.

SHORTLISTED
INSIDE THE LION'S TOUR TO AUSTRALIA

By Dan Sheridan

A selection of images of the British and Irish Lions team during their winning tour to Australia 2013