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Niall Carson

Email: niall.photo@gmail.com
Website: http://www.paimages.co.uk/

SELECTED WORKS

Shortlisted - News - 2012
UNITED IN GRIEF

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.

1ST PLACE - Politics - 2011
TREVOR SARGENT RESIGNS (AGAIN)

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.

2ND PLACE - Nature & The Environment - 2016
PLOUGHING THROUGH

Traffic driving along flooded roads in Banagher Co Offaly as the Shannon burst its banks

1ST PLACE - Arts and Entertainment - 2007
LADY IN THE LAKE

Russian dance troupe, Derovo, kick off the Dublin Fringe Festival with a water themed performance at George's Dock.

2ND PLACE - Nature & The Environment - 2014
THE SEAGULL HAS LANDED

A seagull lands in a pond at dusk in the Phoenix Park, Dublin

2ND PLACE - Arts and Entertainment - 2016
LIGHT HEADED

Festival goers on the opening night of the Metropolis Festival at the RDS in Dublin.

2ND PLACE - Sports Action - 2006
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

A hare gives two greyhounds the slip, at the Irish Coursing Championships, at Clonmel Racecourse, Co. Tipperary.

2ND PLACE - Politics - 2015
PUT THE WHOLE LOT ON TROIKA

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

3RD PLACE - Sports Portfolio - 2011
THRILLS AND SPILLS

My highlights of the 2010 racing season

2ND PLACE - People - 2007
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness share a quiet word in the Culturlann Centre on the Falls Road in Belfast.

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2018
STAG FRIGHT

A braying deer in Dublin's Phoenix Park, as the rutting season begins

3RD PLACE - Nature & The Environment - 2017
LOCKING HORNS

Fallow deer clash antlers during rutting season in Phoenix Park Dublin.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2017
BOXING CLEVER

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

3RD PLACE - Individual Study - 2007
ULSTER SAYS YES

DUP leader Dr. Ian Paisley pictured during a pre-election interview in his Ballymena constituency.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2017
RIDING INTO THE SUNSET

Runners and riders cross the line in the The Old House Bumper during John Durkan Memorial Chase Day at Punchestown Raceocurse.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2018
A TOUCHING FAREWELL

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

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2017
ISLAND VOTING

Presiding Officer Carmel McBride and Sergeant Paul McGee carry a ballot box after voting concluded on the island of Inishbofin.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2017
IWREATH

A young girl looks at wreaths as the funeral of the Queen of the Travellers Violet Crumlish takes place in Lurgan Co Armagh.

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2016
REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY

Taoiseach Enda Kenny during Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh,

SHORTLISTED - Politics - 2017
INDEPENDENT WOMAN

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon admires an original copy of the Irish Proclamation of Independence Library at Trinity College Dublin.

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2016
TEMPLE OF LIGHT

The intricately handcrafted wooden temple on a hill overlooking Derry designed by American sculptor David Best, that was later burned to the ground.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2016
CARREYS GRIEF

Jim Carrey joins mourners behind the coffin of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White during her funeral at Cappawhite, Co Tipperary

SHORTLISTED - News - 2015
VIVA PAPA

Pope Francis waves to the faithful in St Peter’s Square, Rome, after the historic canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII

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SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2015
ANGLE OF DESCENT

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

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2014
FAMILY MEETING

A group of crested macaques, more used to tropical rainforests in Indonesia, huddle for warmth in Dublin Zoo

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2015
ON THE FENCE

A squirrel forages for food in Phoenix Park, Dublin

SHORTLISTED - News - 2014
INTO THE ABYSS

A member of the Garda Water Unit searching the area around Arklow Pier after a car plunged into the sea

SHORTLISTED - Reportage - 2014
THROWING SHAPES

Competitors take part in the NABBA Mr and Miss Ireland 2013 Pro-Am Bodybuilding Championships at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2013
GO KATIE

Thousands watch Katie Taylor win Olympic Gold on big screens in her home town of Bray Co Wicklow

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2014
EYE TO EYE

Fallow deer clash antlers, during the rutting season in the Phoenix Park, Dublin

SHORTLISTED - News - 2012
BROKEN HARTES

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

SHORTLISTED - News - 2013
INTO THE FIRE

Protesters clash with police in Ardoyne following a 12th of July Orange Order parade in North Belfast.

SHORTLISTED - Daily Life & People - 2011
WINDS OF CHANGE

Billy Collins from Wexford town rides his Sulky past a field of Wind Turbines in Kilmore Co Wexford.

SHORTLISTED - Nature & The Environment - 2012
GREEN TECHNOLOGY

Recycled Apple iMac computers are used as plant pots in a Dublin city centre office block.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2009
BREAKING POINT

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.

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2011
A THONG FROM THE THRONG

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.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2009
YOU AND WHO'S ARMY?

Shell to Sea activist Maura Harrington leans on Gardai at the Shell plant at Glengad beach in Co Mayo, Ireland.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2008
RIVER RESCUE

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.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2007
NOOOOOO

Republic of Ireland manager Steve Staunton reacts to the referee's assistant during the UEFA European Championship qualifying match with Slovakia at Croke Park.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2007
WHO NEEDS HORSES?

Members of the Dublin Phoenix Bicycle Polo team practice at the Phoenix Park in Dublin.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2007
MURDER VICTIM

Family members at the scene where 26-year-old Paul Kelly died.

SHORTLISTED - Arts and Entertainment - 2007
BACK HOME

Snow Patrol plays the main stage at the Oxegen Music Festival, Punchestown Racecourse, Kildare.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Action - 2007
FOOT IN MOUTH

Ireland's Ronan O'Gara collides with France's Serge Betsen during the RBS 6 Nations match at Croke Park, Dublin.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2007
ECO WARRIOR

Tarawatch protester Sean O Braonain during a demonstration against the M3 motorway plans outside the Dáil.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2007
GOAL HEROES

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.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2007
SANTAS' SIEGE OF DERRY

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.

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2007
FAIRY BUBBLES

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.

SHORTLISTED - Sports Feature - 2007
FINAL FURLONG

A view of the runners and riders taking part in the opening Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin

SHORTLISTED - Features - 2007
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

A Protestant youth watches the traditional 11th night bonfire on the Shankill Road in Belfast.

SHORTLISTED - News - 2006
BATON CHARGE

Republicans clash with Gardai in a bid to block a parade during the love Ulster March

SHORTLISTED - People - 2007
SLICK IN THE MUD

Muddy fashionistas at the Oxegen Music Festival at Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare.

SHORTLISTED - People - 2006
LIFE'S A BEACH

Five children play on Dublin's only blue flag beach, Dollymount Strand.

News and Politics - 2008
UNTITLED

Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, walks away after a press conference in Dublin, to announce his resignation as Taoiseach in April 2008.