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SELECTED WORKS

1ST PLACE - News - 2014
THE FINAL GOODBYE

Caroline Donohoe, whose husband Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe was shot dead in January 2013, is flanked by Gardaí as she follows her husband’s coffin

1ST PLACE - Portrait - 2014
REFLECTIONS

Ifrah Ahmed, a Somali campaigner against female circumcision, pictured at an event sponsored by Irish Aid, in Dublin

1ST PLACE - Politics - 2014
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN…?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. peers through an artificial fire at the opening of new facilities at Glen Dimplex

1ST PLACE - News - 2012
PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive to address the crowd in College Green, Dublin, during their visit to Ireland.

1ST PLACE - Individual Study - 2009
THE INDIAN

Legendary bare knuckle boxer and hard man 82 yr old James 'Indian'McCook pictured in his pigeon coop in his back yard outside the village of Armoy,North Antrim in Northern Ireland.

1ST PLACE - Arts and Entertainment - 2011
LEPRECHAUN MUSEUM - DUBLIN

Jade Costello, aged 5, from Dublin tries to climb on a giant armchair as she enjoys a sneak preview of Ireland's first Leprechaun Museum in central Dublin

2ND PLACE - News - 2015
GOODBYE DEAR NEIGHBOUR

Margaret Kenny, a neighbour of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, is overcome with emotion as he lies in state at the Mansion House, Dublin

1ST PLACE - Politics - 2008
NO LOOKING BACK

Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Dr. Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness sit on a platform at the opening of the new Victoria Square Shopping Centre, on the evening Dr. Paisley announced he was stepping down as First Minister.

2ND PLACE - Portrait - 2014
OUT OF THE DARKNESS

Praveen Halappanavar, outside Galway County Hall, after the jury at the inquest into his wife’s death returned a unanimous verdict of death by medical misadventure

2ND PLACE - Reportage - 2014
YOLANDA

People from Tacloban, Philippines, a few days after Typhoon Yolanda devastated the area killing thousands

2ND PLACE - Features - 2008
SCARS OF THE PAST

Sahr Ngekia, seven-years-old, in Kanikay Boys Shelter, a GOAL sponsored project in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with scars on his arms from where he was tied up by his grandfather for three days, for losing one dollar.

2ND PLACE - Reportage - 2012
SHANTYTOWN LIFE

Daily Life and its struggles for the poor tenants of the shantytowns around Cape Town, South Africa Series of Pictures taken on a assigment to the Shanty Towns around Cape Town to explore whether life has changed for the poor shack dwellers since the World Cup 2010 and after twenty years of the ANC in power.

3RD PLACE - Arts and Entertainment - 2015
FANCY A CUP...?

An actor playing William Dargan (1799-1867), who provided the original impetus to establish the Irish National Gallery, is offered a cup of tea during the 150th anniversary festivities

3RD PLACE - Features - 2009
THE VIEW ONTO RIVER STREET

The view from the Murray house onto River Street in Ballinasloe in Co.Galway after severe flooding from the nearby River Suck.

3RD PLACE - People - 2006
HE MAY BE A SHAMBLES - BUT HE'S MY BABY.

Babyshambles lead singer Pete Doherty and model Kate Moss, his fiancee, arrive into Dublin, for a gig.

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2018
BALLERINA

Dancers from Galway's Youth Ballet West during rehearsals at their studio in the city

SHORTLISTED - News - 2017
REMEMBERING BEAU

US Vice President Joe Biden holds his grandson Hunter in his arms during his visit to Mayo only months after his son Beau and Hunter's father died from cancer.

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2017
FLAMES NOT FLOWERS

Emma Geherty from Flames Not Flowers who performed at the state ceremonial event on the 8th of March International Women's Day 2016 commemorating the women of the Easter Rising.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2015
IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Vitali Klitschko, former heavyweight boxer, surrounded by TV cameras in Dublin, during the European People’s Party Annual Congress, which was dominated by the war situation in Ukraine

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2015
SPLASHDOWN

David Walsh grimaces, as he races through the Wren’s Nest Weir on the River Liffey, during the annual Liffey Descent canoe race

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2015
SPARKS FLY

Launch of the ESB Spark of Genius Award for the 2014 Web Summit with Quaid Cleland and Paddy Cosgrave (right), founder and CEO of Web Summit

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2015
REFLECTION

Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show 2014 – Orla Cassidy is reflected in her horse Artic Lodge’s eye, as she brushes him in the stables ahead of competing

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2014
PAST LESSONS

Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave visiting his father’s old classroom at CBS James’ Street, 40 years to the day he became Taoiseach, during a Gathering 2013 event

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2014
AERIAL DUO

Members of Fossett’s Circus perform a routine during a show celebrating its 125th anniversary

SHORTLISTED - Reportage - 2013
SOUTH SUDAN'S CRISIS

Series of images taken in Doro Refugee camp near the war torn border area of Mabaan, South Sudan with Goal Ireland.The refugees in the camp of 40,000 faced huge problems in procurement of food and water after fleeing from repeated Sudanese army airstrikes in the Blue Nile state on their towns and villages. They have been caught up in the growing tensions between Khartoum and Juba over the border between the two countries, after South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2013
GOLD WIN

Boxer Katie Taylor celebrates in the Excel Arena after winning Gold in the London Olympics

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2012
LEADER FALL

Jockey James Barry falling off the leader 'Excellent as Usual' during a Handicap Hurdle during the Galway Festival

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2012
EASTER 1916

Katie Diamond holds an Easter Lilly, symbol of the 1916 Rebellion against British Rule in Ireland during the annual 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2012
STATE OF THE NATION

Marcia Kinsella living alone on the Widow's Pension in Dublin, watches Taoiseach Enda Kenny's State of the Nation address about the austerity Budget.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2012
ELVIS IMPERSONATORS

Contestants in the All Ireland Elvis Festival at Fairways Hotel, Dundalk Co.Louth strike a pose in the setting sun

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2012
BEAR HUG

Broadcaster Pat Kenny laughs as Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams hugs Enda Kenny of Fine Gael during the first election televised debate

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2012
HOME TO VOTE

Returning home Former Islander Bridgie O'Malley is welcomed home to vote on Inishbiggle a small inhabited island during the General Election 2011

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2012
SPIRITUAL VISON

Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, checks his glasses before addressing devotees on his first trip to Ireland in 20 years .

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2012
WAITING TO PERFORM

Dancers waiting for their cue to perform during a show highlighting Indian Culture in Dublin during Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights.

SHORTLISTED - Portrait - 2012
WAITING FOR OBAMA

Julia Hayes holds a US flag in her bedroom in Moneygall, Co Offaly ahead of the President Barack Obama's arrival later in the month.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2012
NORRIS QUITS

Senator David Norris outside his home in Dublin after he announced that he pulled out of the Presidential race

SHORTLISTED - News - 2011
CONVICTED

Eamonn Lillis leaves the Central Criminal Court, Dublin, after he was convicted of manslaughter but acquitted of murdering his business partner wife Celine Cawley.

SHORTLISTED - Individual Study - 2009
THE ROYAL MARK

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II signs the visitors' book, during a visit to Lisneal College, in Derry, at the start of three-day tour of Northern Ireland.

SHORTLISTED - People - 2008
A MOTHER'S PLEA

Aynate Desta with her one-year-old baby, in the Aedo Clinic, Ethiopia, waiting to be screened for suitability for a food programme, as tens of thousands of Ethiopians again face starvation as a result of another massive food shortage, in July of last year.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2008
LEAN ON ME

Two team mates from the Sierra Leone Amputee National Football Team celebrate after scoring a goal, during a practice match on the beach in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2008
GARDEN OF EDEN

Some of the people who held roses and took part in a Spencer Tunick installation at dawn in the grounds of Bunratty Castle.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2007
RABBITTE FOOD!

Labour Leader Pat Rabbitte is surprised by a birthday cake for his 58th birthday while canvassing in Mary Mother of Hope School during the General Election.

SHORTLISTED - People - 2007
PINT SIZED

Irish rugby fans, a father and his young child, quench their thirst with very different beverages in Bordeaux, France during the World Cup.

SHORTLISTED - Picture Story - 2007
NO HOME HERE

Romanian Gypsies camped on a roundabout on the busy M50 motorway. Following a swoop at dawn by Garda immigration officers, they were deported back to Northern Romania.

News and Politics - 2007
UNTITLED

The Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea stands for the National Anthem during the commissioning of cadets at the Curragh Military Camp, Co Kildare, in January 2007

Arts and Culture - 2007
UNTITLED

The eco artist Gerard Dowling in his Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, dwelling in August 2007 with a work made from traffic cones salvaged from the river Liffey

Daily Life - 2007
UNTITLED

A gypsy woman camped illegally on the M50 roundabout in Ballymun, Dublin, with about 200 other Roma, shortly before their deportation after an early-morning Garda raid in July 2007

Arts and Culture - 2007
UNTITLED

A dancer performs in the Outre variety show, part of the Fringe Theatre Festival, in the Spiegeltent at Dublin Docklands in September 2007

Daily Life
UNTITLED

Two children, one wearing an old Russian army uniform in Vesnova orphanage, Belarus, in 2004.

Daily Life
UNTITLED

Adi Roche, director of the Chernobyl Children's Project, crosses a radioactive bridge over the river Dnieper, with the Chernobyl reactor in the background, in 2004

Daily Life
UNTITLED

A traveller couple at their home on a halting site in west dublin in 2004.

Daily Life
UNTITLED

The Christmas Day swim at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin Bay, in 2003

Sports
UNTITLED

A kilted piper watches the annual Dublin City Marathon in October 2002