A young migrant, who drowned in a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, lies on the shore in the Turkish coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey, September 2, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Nilufer Demir
The Year in Pictures

For me the photograph of 2015 is the heartbreaking image, above, of a little refugee boy, Aylan Kurdi, neatly dressed, drowned on a tourist beach in (...)

Arts and human rights conference NUI Galway photography competition 2015. Winning submission by Maurice Gunning. Photographs from the series and book, ‘Family: Photographs and Stories from Five Romanian Families’.

States have a duty to ensure “diverging voices” are heard within every community, UN special rapporteur for cultural rights Farida Shaheed has said. S(...)

Surviving immigrants lie on the deck of Italian coastguard ship Bruno Gregoretti in Senglea, in Valletta’s Grand Harbour on Monday,  April 20th, 2015. Some  700 migrants were feared dead after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean. Photograph:  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

Last September, photographer Frank Miller and I spent a week in Sicily reporting for The Irish Times on the story of Mediterranean boat migration. We (...)

The Skelligs

Could it be that the men and women of the Air Corps have the best views in Ireland? An album they have posted to their Facebook page for the benefit o(...)

 Taken in 1975, this is the first of 40 years worth of portraits of the Brown sisters, taken by Nicholas Nixon. They were photographed in this order every year over four decades. From left: Heather (then 23), Mimi (15), Bebe (25), and Laurie   (21)

A remarkable set of prints go to auction in Sotheby’s New York on April 1st when a complete set of The Brown Sisters goes on sale. In August 19(...)

Lights down. Blood on the moon. The screen blows up like a hooker’s Christmas tree during a September power surge. Here’s Rodriguez and Miller hopped (...)

Irish Times Joint Picture Editor David Sleator.

The sudden death has occurred of award-winning photographer and Irish Times Joint Picture Editor David Sleator. Aged 53, he had been a member of staff(...)

 Douglas Gageby, former editor of The Irish Times, with John Hume in 1992.   Photograph: Joe St Leger

Fifty years ago, The Irish Times published a strong challenge to the nationalist consensus (...)

ALL the pictures in this slot are, frankly, worth a thousand words. But sometimes we come across an image that is so eloquent that there isn’t a lo(...)

Mesmerizing Eyes: Pawel Pentlinowski’s photograph came sixth in the portrait category last year

After last year’s hugely successful inaugural competition, when more than 10,000 photographs were entered, the Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the(...)