Images of the Week Selected by Deputy Picture Editor Alan Betson Fri 8 Mar 2019 Elyse Horan and Finola Connor celebrate their wedding and International Women's Day in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times People take part in an International Women's Day protest in Dublin city centre, calling for an end to the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and violence against women. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire Students from 10 counties delivered TED-Ed Club presentations at Dublin Castle as part of the Houses of the Oireachtas programme commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Dáil. Photograph: Maxwell Photography Ruth Clarke with her grandchildren, four-year-old twins Sean and Emma O'Sullivan who were hailed for saving her life. Ms Clarke fell unconscious while taking care of the twins, who then used her phone to call for assistance from their grandfather. They then unlocked the front door to let him in. The twins' school, Naíonra Gaelscoil Clonakilty, Co Cork, awarded them 'Bravery Medals' for their actions. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision Members of the Musicians Union of Ireland join a protest at RTÉ on Friday, organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, calling for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, which is to be held in Israel this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times Pupils of St Laurence's National School in Greystones, Co Wicklow, (from top) Aidan Henry, Benen Dallahan, Sean Kelly, Tom Lawlor and James Collins dressed up as Harry Potter, as their school transformed into the fictional school of witchcraft and wizardry, Hogwarts, to celebrate World Book Day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times Finalists in Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2019 Milosh Hughes, 18 from Malahide, Sean Tracey, 14 from Wicklow, and Cal O'Driscoll, 16 from Dublin 7, at the Dublin regional heats of the Fresh Film Festival at the Irish Film Institute. Picture: Conor Owens/ilovelimerick Fourth-class student Victoria Cichowicz of Sacred Heart in Clondalkin, Dublin, lays on a bed of 3,081 nails in an exhibition about surface area and pressure at the ESB Science Blast in the RDS. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times Padraig Divilly receives ashes from Fr Paddy Mooney as his dogs Penny and Misty look on at the Ash Wednesday drive-through service at St Patrick's Church in Glenamaddy, Co Galway. Photograph: Andy Newman Deirdre O'Kane (second from left) and Jason Byrne (centre) at the announcement that they will be Grand Marshals for this year's National St Patrick's Festival Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times Jack & Jill CEO Carmel Doyle (left) with Joan Johnston and her 19-month-old son Leo (centre), and Irish designer Paul Costelloe (right) launch Incognito, a secret art sale in aid of the charity. Expected to be the largest fair of its kind in Ireland this year, 2,600 postcard-size original artworks will be on sale. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross at the launch of the Global Greening line-up for St Patrick's Day 2019. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times Niamh Breathnach (left), former minister for education, Catherine Day (centre), former secretary general of the European Commission and past pupil of Mount Anville, and Caroline Costello (right), Appeal Court Judge, speaking to Mount Anville Secondary School students in Dublin before addressing the entire school on International Women's Day. The theme for the day was 'Balance for Better', and the brief given to the speakers by the school's prefects was 'Women empower women'