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SELECTED WORKS

2ND PLACE - Individual Study - 2009
STEPPING INTO THE BREECH

Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin pictured at the Irish Catholic Bishops Winter Conference in Maynooth, where he challenged other bishops to resign over the child abuse issue.

2ND PLACE - Nature & The Environment - 2012
BOG FIRE

Coilte firefighters look on as a helicopter water bombs a bog fire in County Mayo as large tracts of land went up in flames.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2017
PARADE GROUND REVIEW

CeeJay McArdle (3 ) who has a serious blood condition and dreams of being a garda was made an honorary member for the day at the Garda Passing Out Parade

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2018
A FINAL GESTURE

Just a few weeks before his death, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness, jokes with Cardinal Sean Brady at a funeral. Gerry Adams is in the centre

SHORTLISTED - News - 2016
GEOLOGY ON THE MOVE

19/5/2015. Prince Charles on a walking tour of The Burren, County Clare, listens to Brigid Barry from Burren Beo, explain the unique geology of the area.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2017
A FEW LAST MINUTES TOGETHER

Donegal Drownings. Louise James touches her sons coffin as she carries it from the church in Buncrana. She lost five members of her family in one terrible accident.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2012
BILLIONS BINNED

The most infamous sign in Irish history, Anglo Irish Bank, is removed from its former HQ in Dublin and taken away by CEO, Mike Aynsley.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2016
FAIRYTALE REFERENDUM

A mural by artist Joe Caslin, in support of a Yes Vote in the Equality Referendum, features two gay women on the side of a castle, outside Craughwell village

News and Politics - 2007
UNTITLED

The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern hugs a supporter in Carlow town during his nationwide General Election tour in May 2007

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2011
THE LONELINESS OF A CARING BISHOP

Bishop Willie Walsh as he arrived at the Catholic Bishops Conference EGM during accusations that several bishops did not report clerical abuse of children.

News
GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT

L TO R. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams with Chief Negotiator Martin Mc Guinness take time out in Stormont Castle at lunch-time after putting their final approval to the Good Friday (Belfast) Peace Agreement. 10/4/1998.

Sports - 2006
UNTITLED

The whipper-In with the Kildare Hunt Club, Ray Fisher, rides through a quary searching for the hounds during a fox hunt outside Athgarvan, County Kildare in December 2006.

News
ABORTION DEBATE

Confrontation between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice supporters during one of the many marches which took place during the debate over the abortion issue. 25/4/1997.

People
CELIA LARKIN CHINA VISIT

Taoiseach Bertie Aherns partner Celia Larkin with the dramatic Shanghai skyline in the background, during her first official visit abroad as his partner. 17/9/1998

News and Politics
UNTITLED

Fianna Fail leader and Taoiseach Charles Haughey at a Press Conference responding to Mr Sean Doherty's allegations regarding phone tapping which eventually led to Mr. Haugheys resignation a month later in January 1992.

Features
JOHN AND MICHAEL GAVIN BROTHERS OLD ELDERLY PEOPLE HILL FARMERS

John Gavin (right) with his brother Michael, crossing the bridge into the "Lost Valley of Doolough" in Co Mayo. Both were small hill farmers scraping out a living from poor land and were led by a mining company (Glencar Explorations and its partner Andaman Explorations) to believe that there may have been gold on their land. John Gavin spoke of mining experts panning the tiny river on his land and carrying away bags of spoil from beneath the water. " They were very interested in that rock there and said it was showing good" pointing to an outcrop of stone beside the stream. "Maybe thay have it in their minds to make millionaires of us all". After this there was international media interest in the brothers possible good fortune. Unfortunately both men died without seeing any benefit from the find as the mining was not proceeded with. 1992.

News
GULF WAR

Turkish soldiers begin the task of moving Kurdish famlies from the lower reaches of the Iskiveran refugee camp high in the mountains on the Turkey-Iraq border, to US protected safe havens in Northern Iraq. Over 400,000 Kurdish refugees were living just below the snowline after Saddam Husseins forces chased them from northern Iraq towars the end of the Gulf War. Every morning the freezing night produced a fresh crop of dead bodies of children and old people. 18/4/199

News
BALLYMUN TOWERS COMPLEX AREA HOUSING ESTATES

Polling Day in the high rise Ballymun Estate in North Dublin City. 26/6/1986

News
THE TWELFTH

A Loyalist Flute Band in Portadown during an Orange Parade to celebrate the Twelfth. Afterwards some of the most serious rioting ever seen in Portadown took place. 12/7/1985

News
THE GREAT SURVIVOR

Fianna Fail Leader Charles Haughey leaves the Dail escorted by ushers after surviving a leadership vote of no confidence in him by 40 votes to 33. 7/2/1983

Features
LIFE IN THE EIGHTIES

A young girl walks up a filty stairwell in the high rise Ballymun Estate in Dublin. Lifts were out of order most days and eventually a programme of regeneration was introduced with several tower blocks being demolished. 1982.