PPAI

Reportage
2016

1ST PLACE WINNER
Reportage 2016

WEATHERING THE STORM

by Clodagh Kilcoyne

Several hundred determined people made the Christian pilgrimage of climbing Croagh Patrick in Mayo despite it being cancelled due to treacherous weather and poor visibility in July.

2ND PLACE
THE RUGBY MATCH

By Billy Stickland

Connacht rugby club at a match at the SportsGround in Galway

3RD PLACE
24 HOURS IN ULSTER

By William Cherry

24 hours in Northern Ireland during 'The Twelfth' which is the most important date in the Orange Order calendar and marks the anniversary of King William's Battle of the Boyne victory. Bonfires are set on fire the night before Orangemen and women parade across the Province. Police prevent the Belfast parade passing the Catholic Ardoyne which is a known flashpoint and are then caught between Loyalist and Nationalist demonstrators. This year a young woman was run over and seriously injured when a driver drove his car through Nationalist protesters, but most of the parades passed off peacefully.

Shortlisted
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

By David Maher

Republic of Ireland play Northern Ireland in a friendly International game ยง closed doors at the aviva stadium

SHORTLISTED
13 SECONDS

By Ramsey Cardy

Conor McGregor beats Jose Aldo in 13 seconds after 11 months of build-up.

SHORTLISTED
KAREN

By Gary Ashe

Cork student Karen Buckley went missing after a night out in Glasgow.A few days later her body was found dumped in a barrel on a farm near the city.Alexander Pacteau was arrested and later pleaded guilty to Karen's murder.Karen's parents John and Marian Buckley initially appealed for her safe return,but after her body was found they visited a memorial in Glasgow city centre where there was a public show of grief and solidarity with the family.

SHORTLISTED
GOODBYES

By Clodagh Kilcoyne

American sculptor, David Best watches his intricately handcrafted 72 foot tall wooden 'Temple' art installation of memories ceremonially burnt to the ground on a hill overlooking Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

SHORTLISTED
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.