Tánaiste Joan Burton TD takes refuge in a Garda vehicle, after having her car surrounded by anti water-charge protesters. She was trapped for over two hours.
The coffin of a baby boy is carried by a relative. A family of seven died in a house fire in Omagh.
Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch fearing a murder bid wearing a wig and baseball cap leaves his murdered brother Eddie's funeral on Sean McDermott Street.
Rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll and daughter Sadie leave the National Maternity Hospital, after his first visit following the birth of his son Billy
Punters at the Cheltenham Festival
ST PATRICK'S FESTIVAL
A father breaks down as the bodies of two of his sons are removed from their home. An elder brother killed the boys before committing suicide.
A girl from the pastoralist Afar tribe in Ethiopia.
Children playing in Gaza City
Irish taoiseach (prime minister) Enda Kenny gets involved in a selfie during a visit to Facebook's new European HQ in Dublin.
Forensic investigator at the scene of a gangland murder in west Dublin.
Soldiers come under sustained attack from a crowd of Loyalists in Belfast after an Orange Order march was prevented from marching through a Catholic area.
Sex-workers protest proposed legislation outside Ireland's parliament building.
A sled-dog team crosses pack ice during the 1063 mile Yukon Quest race in Alaska.
A young Bolivian drug-addict and sex-worker dances in the street.
Irish out-half Johnny Sexton is lifted off his feet during a Six Nations match in Cardiff.
A man sits on his bed awaiting the his eviction by bailiffs due to mortgage arrears. Neighbours joined him to blockade the house.
A woman celebrates after her chosen horse wins at Cheltenham.
The funeral of one of the victims of the Berkeley balcony-fall tragedy
A tall-ship arrives in a rain-swept Dublin Bay to take part in the Tall Ships festival.
A man walks along a ridge in the Atacama Desert in Chile, the driest place on Earth.
Samba dancers join revellers from the nightclub Spirit in a procession from Temple Bar to the Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, venue to launch its fourth-birthday celebrations in May 2006
A woman screams when favoured jockey Ruby Walsh falls off his mount during the Cheltenham Festival.
British Army land rovers burn during loyalist rioting in west Belfast following the rerouting of an Orange Order march in September 2005
Orangemen face police and soldiers through barbed wire at Drumcree Church on the fourth day of a stand-off over the government's refusal to allow a parade through the Catholic Garvaghy Road, Portadown, in July 1998