Long day’s journey, with people walking the Luas line near Milltown in February, as the Luas drivers strike continued. A pay increase of 18 per cent ended the dispute after 12 days of disruption, photograph by Cyril Byrne
Unmasked: a Garda removes a scarf from the face of a member of Republican Sinn Féin outside the GPO as it held its 1916 centenary commemoration in April, photograph by Aidan Crawley
A Garda security operation at the funeral of dissident republican Vincent Ryan at Fingal Cemetery in Dublin in March. Ryan, whose brother Alan was killed in a feud with drugs gangs in 2012, was shot on McKee Road in Finglas, north Dublin, at the end of February, photograph by Niall Carson/PA Wire
The funeral of Eddie Hutch Snr at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin in February. It is believed that Hutch, who was shot in his home on Dublin’s North Strand, was killed in retaliation for the shooting of David Byrne, photograph by Cyril Byrne
Gardaí remove the body of David Byrne from the Regency Hotel in February. Byrne was shot dead while attending a boxing weigh-in at the hotel. The murder is suspected to be part of the Hutch-Kinahan gangland feud, photograph by Cyril Byrne.
Harry Gilbert, father of Tara Gilbert, who died with her children at the halting site on Glenamuck Road, pays his respects with his daughter Amanda on the anniversary of the fire, which caused the deaths of 10 members of the Gilbert, Connors and Lynch families, photograph by Cyril Byrne
OCI President Pat Hickey is escorted from the Hospital Samaritano, Sao Paulo, Brazil, in August. Hickey was arrested at the Rio Olympics on charges of ticket touting and conspiracy. He was released on bail, his passport was returned to him and he travelled back to Ireland, arriving in December, photograph by Dan Sheridan/Inpho
Members of the Garda diving unit beside the 10th lock, at the Fonthill Road entrance of the Grand Canal, Dublin, in January. Their investigations followed the discovery of body parts in a suitcase further along the canal in Sallins, Co Kildare. The body proved to be that of Kenneth O’Brien. Paul Wells was later arrested and charged with the murder, photograph by Gareth Chaney Collins
David Drumm leaves the Criminal Courts of Justice in March, after being released on bail. Drumm faces 33 charges relating to transactions at the former Anglo Irish Bank, photograph by Sam Boal / RollingNews.ie
The funeral of Alan Hawe (41), his wife Clodagh (39) and their sons Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) at St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan, Co Cavan in October. Alan Hawe killed his family before killing himself, photograph by Dara Mac Dónaill
Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times
Election posters outside government buildings in Dublin as the 2016 General Election campaign got underway in February. Following the election, it took 63 days to agree the formation of a Fine Gael-led minority government, photograph by Niall Carson/PA Wire
Divine assistance: Éamon Ó Cuív’s General Election poster hangs on a pole outside the grounds of Furbo Church in Connemara, photograph by Joe O’Shaughnessy
Minister for Health Simon Harris visits the ARC Cancer Support Centre, Eccles Street, Dublin. Pictured in the anti stress relaxation class is Margaret Keogh. ARC works to improve the quality of life and well-being of people with cancer, their families and friends, through psychological support, complementary therapy and counselling services (arccancersupport.ie) photograph by Nick Bradshaw.
Nancy Sharkey, presiding officer and Garda Siobhán Campbell carry the ballot box for Gola Island, off Donegal, to the polling station on the island to commence the voting in the 2016 General Election, photograph by Alan Betson
Taoiseach Enda Kenny encounters his wife, Fionnuala O’Kelly, by chance in Ballyhaunis Co Mayo during an election canvassing stop, photograph by Alan Betson
On the doorstep: Fianna Fáil candidate Mary Hanafin meets Frank McGee while canvassing in Dublin, photograph by Nick Bradshaw.
A diplomatic incident in the making? No, it’s French president François Hollande with Sabina Coyne, as President Michael D Higgins looks on, at Áras an Uachtaráin in July, photograph by Eric Luke
The Fine Gael deputy leader, Dr James Reilly, is just about to lose his seat in the Dublin Fingal constituency during the General Election count in February. His running mate Alan Farrell, pictured on the right, had already been elected that afternoon, photograph by Nick Bradshaw
US vice-president Joe Biden meets a cut-out of himself, while greeting local people at Garden Street, where his relatives lived, in Ballina, Co Mayo in June, photograph by Eric Luke
President Higgins explores an artwork by Caoimhe O’Dwyer at the NCAD Graduate Show in Dublin in June, photograph by Brenda Fitzsimons
John Perry, Fine Gael TD for Sligo-North Leitrim, in his constituency office in January, photograph by Brenda Fitzsimons
Kate O’Connell of Fine Gael is embraced by her husband, Morgan O’Connell, on being elected in Dublin Bay South, in the General Election, photograph by Eric Luke