Fr. Paddy McCafferty resumes hearing confessions while observing social distancing though the locked gates of Corpus Christi Church in Ballymurphy, West Belfast.
A surfer braves terrifying waves caused by Atlantic swells in Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at a press conference at the Institute of Technology Carlow.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar (left) speaks to the media during a tour of the K-Leisure facility in Naas, Co. Kildare.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US President Donald Trump greet each other in the White House with a Namaste gesture, because of Covid-19 restrictions, during the Taoiseach’s visit to the US.
Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, with Head of Global Policy and Communications Nick Clegg, leaving the Merrion Hotel, Dublin, following a meeting with politicians to discuss regulation of social media and harmful content
A cormorant in Dublin’s Grand Canal during a spell of mild weather
Scenes from a year of violence in Northern Ireland which saw a resurgence of bonfires in nationalist areas and the death of journalist Lyra McKee
A woman kneels in front of a mural of Savita Halappanavar in Dublin as votes were counted in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution
Irish President Michael D. Higgins on the campaign trail at Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Artist Aidan Corcoran also known as "The Roadkill Re-Animator" looks at a sculpture made from a cat carcass, which forms part of his work at the Dark Nouveau exhibition at the Old Medical Centre in Kildare
The coffin of PSNI officer Ronan Kerr makes it's way through the town of Beragh for burial after he was killed in a car bomb.
Trevor Sargent is given a standing ovation after his resignation as a government Minister during the Party Convention at the Tower Hotel in Waterford, Ireland.
Traffic driving along flooded roads in Banagher Co Offaly as the Shannon burst its banks
Russian dance troupe, Derovo, kick off the Dublin Fringe Festival with a water themed performance at George's Dock.
A seagull lands in a pond at dusk in the Phoenix Park, Dublin
Festival goers on the opening night of the Metropolis Festival at the RDS in Dublin.
A hare gives two greyhounds the slip, at the Irish Coursing Championships, at Clonmel Racecourse, Co. Tipperary.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD pretends to answer the phone in Michael O’Leary’s office, at the opening of the new Ryanair head office in Swords, Co Dublin
My highlights of the 2010 racing season
Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness share a quiet word in the Culturlann Centre on the Falls Road in Belfast.
A braying deer in Dublin's Phoenix Park, as the rutting season begins
Fallow deer clash antlers during rutting season in Phoenix Park Dublin.
People shelter from the rain as they await the beginning of a service at the Ulster Memorial Tower Thiepval marking the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme
DUP leader Dr. Ian Paisley pictured during a pre-election interview in his Ballymena constituency.
Runners and riders cross the line in the The Old House Bumper during John Durkan Memorial Chase Day at Punchestown Raceocurse.
Former US President Bill Clinton touches the coffin during the funeral of Northern Ireland's former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at St Columba's Church, Derry
Presiding Officer Carmel McBride and Sergeant Paul McGee carry a ballot box after voting concluded on the island of Inishbofin.
A young girl looks at wreaths as the funeral of the Queen of the Travellers Violet Crumlish takes place in Lurgan Co Armagh.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny during Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh,
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon admires an original copy of the Irish Proclamation of Independence Library at Trinity College Dublin.
The intricately handcrafted wooden temple on a hill overlooking Derry designed by American sculptor David Best, that was later burned to the ground.
Jim Carrey joins mourners behind the coffin of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White during her funeral at Cappawhite, Co Tipperary
Pope Francis waves to the faithful in St Peter’s Square, Rome, after the historic canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII
Red Bull diver Gary Hunt performs a leap from the mast of the Jeanie Johnston famine ship past the Samuel Beckett Bridge, on the River Liffey
A group of crested macaques, more used to tropical rainforests in Indonesia, huddle for warmth in Dublin Zoo
A squirrel forages for food in Phoenix Park, Dublin
A member of the Garda Water Unit searching the area around Arklow Pier after a car plunged into the sea
Competitors take part in the NABBA Mr and Miss Ireland 2013 Pro-Am Bodybuilding Championships at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Thousands watch Katie Taylor win Olympic Gold on big screens in her home town of Bray Co Wicklow
Fallow deer clash antlers, during the rutting season in the Phoenix Park, Dublin
Michaela McAreavey's father Mickey Harte and widower John follow her coffin as it is carried to St Malachy's church in Ballygawley, Co Tyrone
Protesters clash with police in Ardoyne following a 12th of July Orange Order parade in North Belfast.
Billy Collins from Wexford town rides his Sulky past a field of Wind Turbines in Kilmore Co Wexford.
Recycled Apple iMac computers are used as plant pots in a Dublin city centre office block.
Kevin Flannigan from the group Survivors of Child Abuse, protests at not being allowed into the launch of the long awaited Child Abuse Commission report at the Conrad Hotel Dublin.
Russell Brand holds a pair of knickers thrown at him by fans at the premiere of Get Him to the Greek at the Savoy Cinema, Dublin.
Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington leans on Gardai at the Shell plant at Glengad beach in Co Mayo, Ireland.
An unknown man is rescued after falling into the River Liffey, in Dublin city centre. Hundreds of Saturday shoppers watched as the dramatic events unfolded.
Republic of Ireland manager Steve Staunton reacts to the referee's assistant during the UEFA European Championship qualifying match with Slovakia at Croke Park.
Members of the Dublin Phoenix Bicycle Polo team practice at the Phoenix Park in Dublin.
Family members at the scene where 26-year-old Paul Kelly died.
Snow Patrol plays the main stage at the Oxegen Music Festival, Punchestown Racecourse, Kildare.
Ireland's Ronan O'Gara collides with France's Serge Betsen during the RBS 6 Nations match at Croke Park, Dublin.
Tarawatch protester Sean O Braonain during a demonstration against the M3 motorway plans outside the Dáil.
Republic of Ireland's Damien Duff celebrates with teammate Kevin Doyle after he scored against Slovakia during the UEFA European Championship qualifying match at Croke Park.
Some of the 13,000 Santas who gathered at the Guildhall in Derry city to break the world record for the amount of Father Christmases in one place, in aid of charity.
Four year old Jane Hurlihy, from Glasnevin, and Amy Thake, from Ballet Ireland, help launch Dublin City Council's guide of events for the Christmas season.
A view of the runners and riders taking part in the opening Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin
A Protestant youth watches the traditional 11th night bonfire on the Shankill Road in Belfast.
Republicans clash with Gardai in a bid to block a parade during the love Ulster March
Muddy fashionistas at the Oxegen Music Festival at Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare.
Five children play on Dublin's only blue flag beach, Dollymount Strand.
Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, walks away after a press conference in Dublin, to announce his resignation as Taoiseach in April 2008.