Photographs of 2018: People

Irish Times picks of the year: From the pope’s visit to young protesters

A deacon in the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church walks across the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin through a group of protesters. Photograph: Ray Lohan

A deacon in the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church walks across the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin through a group of protesters. Photograph: Ray Lohan

 

A priest walks across the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin (above) through a group of protesters from We Are Church Ireland – a group that seeks the ordination of women priests – members of the LGBTQI community, and survivors of clerical sex abuse in Dublin in August, ahead of the visit of Pope Francis.



Candles sit in bowls of water (below) as Women’s Aid calls for a review of domestic killings in November. The Femicide Watch 2018 report revealed that nine in 10 women murdered in Ireland are killed by a man they know. In the photograph, multiple candles in a single bowl represent families who were killed.

Photograph: Paul Sharp
Photograph: Paul Sharp


Cezy Focsa with Gracie McIntyre in February. The girls have a rare inherited degenerative disease called Morquio syndrome. They spent the day outside the Dáil trying to meet Minister for Health Simon Harris TD, to urge him to continue funding the life-changing drug Vimizim, which is manufactured in Cork.

Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons


On the beach in Skerries, Co Dublin, some of the thousands of people throughout Ireland, and worldwide, who took part in the annual Darkness into Light walks and runs to raise awareness of suicide, self-harm and mental health.

Darkness into Light in Skerries, Co Dublin, on May 12th, 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill


Dorian and Julian Browne, nephews of Garech Browne – art collector, patron of the arts and Guinness heir – scatter their late uncle’s ashes at Luggala in Co Wicklow in August.

Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Photograph: Cyril Byrne


Jenny Attridge from Bantry, in Co Cork, arrives for a gala dinner at the Mansion House, which was part of Dublin Honours Magdalenes, a two-day event in June.

Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Photograph: Cyril Byrne