Rescued brood in a canal dock
Dublin honours Magdalene Laundry survivors. Women from around the world gathered for the historic two-day event at a reception hosted by President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina at Dublin's Mansion House
Starlings gather to roost at Ballywilliam, Co Wexford
A seagull grabs its lunch from a bin in St Stephen's Green
U2 during their performance of "The Joshua Tree", at Croke Park, Dublin
A group outside Kevin Street Garda Station in support of Sergeant Maurice McCabe and other whistleblowers
Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD seen through a window on the eve of her resignation from office, in the national interest, following mounting pressure from colleagues and opposition members
A Mistle thrush feeding on a Rowen Tree. The bird has been described as a Storm Cock.
Harry and Tommy, from Ballycallan, Co Kilkenny, pictured outside aras an Uachtarain, for the garden party hosted by President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina
Enda Walsh (left), director of Arlington, with actors Hugh O'Connor, Charlie Murphy, Oonagh Doherty and Emma Martin, on the Abbey stage, in Dublin
David Drumm former Anglo banker leaving he Central Criminal Court in Dublin following his extradition from the US.
A frog peeps out of the pond to signal the arrival of Spring
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton viewing the virtual reality of a heart though a 3 d video experience at the Plan for Jobs 2015 at the Icon Building.
Katie Walsh winner of the Irish Grand National on Thunder and Roses at Fairyhouse with her father Ted.
Lucinda Creighton reacts to a call during the Reforming Alliance Group conference at the RDS
A fledgling robin calling for food
Photographers record the scene of the missing Monet which was vadalised at the National Gallery of Ireland
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin T.D. and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. crack a joke
Ministerial wave as Brian Lenihan, arrives at the Treasury Building
Bloomsday lunch at Fitzgeralds public house near Joyce's Tower at Sandycove, Co Dublin.
Ireland v England at Croke Park
Captain Geoff Curran in the stable with Kilkishen (the Legend) at the Army Equestrian School, Mc Kee Barracks, in preparation for the Olympics
Meadhbh McGann from Laytown offers encouragement to riders and horses at Laytown Strand races, Co Meath, in September 2006
Members of the Russian Theatre group Derevo perform during the opening of the Dublin Fringe Festival at George's Dock in September 2007
Participants pay close attention as distances from the jack get measured during a bowls match between Shankill, Dublin, and Shankill, Belfast, in April 2000
A fan carries five red roses and a picture of George Best during the funeral at Stormont, Belfast, in December 2005
The veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne stands beside his portrait, painted by John Kindness, at the National Gallery, Dublin, in December 2000