Capturing the moment with our political caption competition
Winning writers of best lines to describe what these politicians are up to
Picture 1: Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore (left) and Taoiseach Enda Kenny switch on the Leinster House Christmas tree lights. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Picture 2: Former Labour TD Colm Keaveney on the plinth at the Dáil with Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin after his announcement that he was joining Mr Martin’s party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times
Picture 3: British prime minister David Cameron, Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt and US president Barack Obama mid-selfie during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was in some ways overshadowed by a controversy over the quality of sign language performed during the ceremony.
In December we ran a competition with images of politicians in action, looking for the best/funniest captions to describe what they are up to.
Here are the winning entries:
Picture 1: "This Christmas tree is like our coalition, lots of ornaments and only a few bright lights." - by JohnDevitt
Picture 2 - "So, my plan is this. We put on sad faces, the public see we share their pain, we get elected, brilliant isn't it. I expect Colm to be the best sad face in the party, I have asked him to practice, constantly." - by TomCallanan
Picture 3 - "This Wikipedia sign language app is total rubbish, it's nothing like what that lad's doing over there..." - by Des Cox
1st Prize: Two VIP tickets to the Leinster v Ospreys match at the RDS on Friday January 17th with overnight stay for two people at the five-star Conrad hotel, official hotel to Leinster Rugby, and a bottle of the award-winning Wolf Blass Yellow Label.
2nd Prize: A case of Wolf Blass Yellow Label wine plus some great Leinster rugby merchandise.
3rd Prize: A copy of George Hook’s new book This is Rugby, signed by both the author and Irish rugby legend Jack Kyle, plus a bottle of the award-winning Wolf Blass Yellow Label.
Winners are asked to make contact with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A process of identification will apply.