2014 - A Year in Pictures
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2014 - A Year in Pictures

A look back at the last 12 months in pictures...

Several of The Irish Post's photographers pick their favourite shots.

It was a year of storms as high winds and large waves hit the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

 

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Ireland’s Paul O’Connell lifts the trophy after victory over France on March 15.

 

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Peter Fawcett’s picture of the year: I love this picture of Beryl and Seán Cassidy taken at this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Leeds.

 

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President of Ireland Michael D Higgins made the first state visit by a president of the Republic since independence from Britain.

 

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Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll gestures to fans in the last match of his career the Aviva Stadium, May 31.

 

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Rory McIlroy celebrates Europe’s Ryder Cup victory on September 28.

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Thousands took to the streets to protest against the introduction of water charges.

 

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Chris Egan’s picture of the year: My picture of the year was the Céiliúradh at the Royal Albert Hall and the stars coming together for a unique version of The Auld Triangle. A great celebration

 

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John Lawton’s picture of the year: It was this image of my youngest daughter Hannah and her rowing partner Lauren Moreton who became the youngest females to row the Atlantic Ocean. As a parent I had many sleepless nights during their time at sea but this shows their happy faces on returning home.

 

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Crosses are placed in the garden of remembrance in Princess Street, Edinburgh on Armistice Day. Ambassador Dan Mulhall laid a wreath on behalf of the Irish Government at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday – the first time since the 1940s.