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Alan Betson

Email: alan@alanbetson.com
Phone: 087 2556015

SELECTED WORKS

1ST PLACE - Reportage - 2015
LIFFEY SWIM

Swimmers competing in the 95th Dublin City Liffey Swim 2014 – 361 swimmers registered to take part, over the 2.2 km course

2ND PLACE - Arts and Entertainment - 2018
VASE

Master florist Lamber de Bie inspecting a special floral installation at VASE, an international display of contemporary vessels at Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin

2ND PLACE - Sports Feature - 2006
HORSE WHISPERER

Groom, Cillian Murphy, shares a moment with Madges Lane Eric, in the stables at the RDS, during the Dublin Horse Show.

3RD PLACE - News - 2011
GOING NOWHERE

Victor Lopez, from Texas, who was due to fly out of Dublin Airport to Vienna, and had his flight cancelled due to the Air Traffic Controllers 4 hour stoppage .

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2017
JIM

Jim Sheridan Director at the Irish Film Board IFB publication of IFB supported 2016 Slate of Productions in Dublin.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2017
WINTER SOLSTICE FULL MOON

A naked visitor on top of Newgrange mid morning after the Winter Solstice at Newgrange

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2017
PRECIOUS LIFE

Anne Marie and David Fleming from Gorey with their daughter Verity who was born 15 weeks early in the Neonatal intensive care unit at the National Maternity Hospital Holles St.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2016
FINALLY

22/10/2015 Ann Louise Gilligan and her partner Senator Katherine Zappone celebrate the final passage of the Marriage Bill 2015 through the Houses of the Oireachtas.

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2016
AERIAL BALLET

04/09/2015 Tatiana Ozhiganova performing her aerial routine during rehersals for the Moscow State Circus as part of its first ever european tour at the RDS.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2015
BY-ELECTION WIN

Paul Murphy, anti-austerity campaigner, celebrates winning the Dublin south west by-election at the Tallaght count centre

SHORTLISTED - News - 2015
INSPECTING THE GUARD

President Michael D Higgins inspecting the Guard of Honour, in the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, during his State Visit

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2014
FLOUR SHOWER EXPERIMENT

BT Young Scientist exhibitors from Loreto High School Beaufort, Rathfarnham, and members of the Science Museum, London, perform an experiment

SHORTLISTED - News - 2014
EVICTION

Nadia Hattaoui resisting attempts by the sheriff to evict herself and her mother, Bridget, who is bed bound with cancer

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2013
GOD CALLING

Sr. Gwen of the Holy Spirit from the Carmelite Monastery Delgany, at the Discalced Carmelites exhibition stand during the 50th International Eucharistic Congress

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2013
LIZARD MAN

The Lizard Man swinging a beer keg with his ear lobes during the Laya Healthcare Street Performance World Championships in Merrion Square

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2006
UP PERISCOPES

Ryder Cup spectators watch the action on the 15th green during the first day of play, at the K Club.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2006
STUDYING THE FORM
Shortlisted - Daily Life & People - 2015
UP CLOSE AND PERSSSSONAL

Kyran Sheehan, from Celbridge, at the Herpetological Society of Ireland stand, at the Pets in the City family event in Smithfield Square

Shortlisted - Sports Feature - 2015
FATHER AND SON

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin, with his son Henry, celebrating victory over Tipperary in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final 2014 replay

Shortlisted - News - 2015
NOT FORGOTTEN

Items placed on the railings of the Dáil by protestors who marched to protest about the Tuam babies and deaths of babies in institutions

Shortlisted - Nature & The Environment - 2015
RAINDROP

Alistair McClymont with a raindrop hovering in mid air, as part of Strange Weather: Forecasts from the Future exhibition at the Science Gallery

Shortlisted - News - 2015
LAST GOODBYE

The daughters of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds Miriam, Emer, Andrea, Cathy and Leonie, with other family members during his funeral

Shortlisted - Politics - 2015
WATERLOO

Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment at the launch of the party’s local election campaign in Dublin

Shortlisted - News - 2015
EVICTED

Martin (73) and Violet (61) Coyne leaving the Four Courts, following a contempt hearing after they were evicted from the home they rented for 15 years

Daily Life & People - 2006
UNTITLED

Spectators by the 15th green on the first day of golf's Ryder Cup, between Europe and the USA, at The K Club, Co Kildare, in September 2006

Sports Feature
UNTITLED

The referee Aodán Mac Suibhne tries to separate Kilkenny's John Hoyne and Cork's Ronan Curran during the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park in September 2004

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Visitors shelter from a downpour during the first in a series of open days at Farmleigh House, in Dublin's Phoenix Park, in July 2004

Sports Feature
UNTITLED

Eamon Whelan, hits the water after diving from the 5m platform during high diving practice at the National Aquatic Centre in August 2004.

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Children from St . Joseph's Nursery, Maryland at the opening of the Live Crib at the Mansion House at Christmas 2002, where Agricultural and veterinary Students from UCD collected donations for the Mansion House Fuel Fund which is distributed to families in need.

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

A bather in full flight at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Co Dublin for the annual Christmas Day Swim in 1998.

News
UNTITLED

Dr Ian Paisley, leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, during peace-agreement talks at Stormont in 1998

Sports Action
UNTITLED

Eric Delafore, Belgium and Mark Kennedy, Ireland clash during their match in Brussels in August 1997.

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Mary Murphy, accompanied by her father, Noel Murphy, casts her General Election vote at St Mark's School, Tallaght, Co Dublin, immediately before her marriage to Pat McDonald in June 1997

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

Patrick Cullinane from Co Clare on his 48th climb of Croagh Patrick in Coo Mayo in July 1997.

Daily Life & People
UNTITLED

The Healy family from Co Galway resting on the summit of Croagh Patrick in July 1997.

News
UNTITLED

Anthony Butler leaves Dublin's Four Courts in May 1997 to start a life sentence after his conviction for the murder of Sandra Tobin in her home at Closegate, Waterford, the previous year