Oops… nothing can go wrong, or can it? A photo session with children at Dublin Castle
The Going is Soft , as racegoers shelter from a downpour at Galway Races
Members of the Latvian choir ‘eLVe’ during a break in rehearsals, at Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin
Fog descends rapidly, at the end of a sunny day , on Dollymount strand , Dublin.
Ooh la la .....French president François Hollande embraces Sabina Higgins with President Michael D Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain.
Minister Brendan Howlin quips with Finance Minister Michael Noonan, on Budget Day at Government Buildings
Cork players celebrate winning the Senior Camogie Final at Croke Park.
Spectators with differing opinions watching the Best Dressed Lady competition at Galway races
An emotional Jack Charlton acknowledges applause from football supporters, at the Ireland V England match in Dublin.
Éamon Ó Cuív who resigned from deputy leadership of Fianna Fáil has a earpiece fitted for a interview on the plinthe at Leinster House
Dancers wait to perform at the World Irish Dance Championships, at CityWest , Dublin
Eamon Ryan, the Green Party candidate in Dublin South, canvassing at Dundrum, Co. Dublin.
President Barack Obama, with the First Lady Michelle Obama, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Fionnuala Kenny, at College Green, Dublin
Tyrone’s Joseph McMahon puts Kerry’s Tommy Walsh under pressure during the All-Ireland Senior Football Final at Croke Park
Delo McArdle (left), North Strand, and Beth Nunan, from Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
Brigid and Pat Doherty in their cold and damp home at Lynch's Lane, Clondalkin.
Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. at The National Ploughing Championships, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny
The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern with Mrs Maureen Haughey, her sons Conor (left) and Ciarán (right) and Conor's son Cathal at the funeral of Charles Haughey in Sutton in June 2006
The Maggie B, which claimed the lives of two crewmen, is finally lifted to the surface, off Dunmore East.
Ireland's Girvan Dempsey dives for the line to score a try during the 16-7 defeat of Argentina at Lansdowne Road, Dublin, in November 2002
Rugby supporters cheer on Ireland in November 2006 during the last of their international matches at Lansdowne road, against the Pacific Islanders, before the stadium, one of the oldest rugby grounds in the world, was closed for redevelopment.
The writer Francis Stuart, laid out at his home in Fanore, Co Clare, after his death at the age of 97 in February 2000
Limerick hurling fans on the terrace at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, during their team's victory over Waterford in the Munster Championship semi-final in June 2001
An evicted woman stands among the goods and chattels left outside her flat by the City Sheriff in Dublin's North Inner City in 1998
Listerning to poetry and song at The Wran Day celebrations raising funds for Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, at Sandymount, Co. Dublin in 1999.
Parents and neighbours on standby as two sisters prepare for their double wedding in Dalkey, Co. Dublin in 1996.
The body of Mother Teresa arrives for burial at the mother house of the Missionaries of Charity, Calcutta, in September 1997