Declan Monaghan

RIP - 12th August 2021

The PPAI is saddened to hear of the death of our colleague Declan Monaghan after a long battle with cancer.


Pictures of Declan from the 2019 Awards Night in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

Pics: Paul Sherwood - Declan receiving his trophy for 2nd place in Reportage.


Declan with fellow award winner Naoise Culhane


Declan with fellow award winner Hany Marzouk


Comments from PPAI members

Steve Humphreys - Sorry to hear this news. RIP Declan.

Gerard McCarthy - RIP Declan

Damien Eagers - Rip Declan, that's sad news to hear today.

Crispin Rodwell - What very very sad news! RIP Declan. Friend, colleague and PPAI award winner.

Robbie Reynolds - That’s terrible news…

Paul Sherwood - Awful to hear that - RIP Declan

Lorraine O'Sullivan - Awful news, he was only a youngster

Paul Nicholls - RIP Declan

Clodagh Kilcoyne - So sorry to hear that. May he rest in peace and condolences to his family

Eamon Ward - Very sorry to hear that RIP Declan

James Crombie - So sorry to hear, RIP Declan

Lorraine Teevan - Such sad news, a very young man, a talented photographer. A huge loss to his family. May he rest easy.

Ian Epstein - May he rest in peace.

John Kelley - Just back home now after Dec's funeral. It was made very clear in the speeches how much being a press photographer meant to Declan and how very proud he was to be a member of this group and win a PPAI Picture Essay Award a few years back. He was a great photographer and had a unique style, clean, crisp and uncluttered. He was drawn to the plight of the less privileged in society and was a very harsh critic of his own work, often binning shots because of a tiny flaw in composition or the inclusion of some small distraction in what were often great shots. RIP to my former great colleague at the Champion, and someone who was an even greater friend...

Sam Boal - Looking through his portfolio he mastered angles and getting a picture that many wouldn't see or know how to create, im sorry he died so young and from those people who knew him best he's one you will remember for ever for his great press work, the association will miss his entries but through his work will always remeber him, condolences to all his family and friends

Colin Keegan - RIP Declan.