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# Spotlight
Work of three Irish photojournalists chosen for World Press Photo Awards displayed
The exhibition opens today.

THREE YOUNG PHOTOJOURNALISTS have been chosen to represent Ireland in the Young Journalist Spotlight section of the World Press Photo Awards.

Sam Boal from Photocall Ireland, Patricia O’Callaghan from RTÉ and Aisling O’Rourke from Clare FM are the three journalists chosen.

A selection of their work is being displayed at the CHQ Building. The exhibition opens today and will run until November 15.

Sam Boal has been working with Photocall Ireland for three years.


He began his career as a junior photojournalist with the agency and has worked his way up to becoming the senior press photographer.

Here’s a selection of some of his photos on display:

Work of three Irish photojournalists chosen for World Press Photo Awards displayed
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  • Sam Boal

    Republican Sinn Fein Easter Parade. Pictured (Left) Lilly O'Neil (4) from Portadown marching with the Parade of Eireann band joins masked men from Republican Sinn Fein in the colour party march towards the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin as part of Republican Sinn Feins Easter Parade
  • Sam Boal

    Forensic garda officers remove a body of a suspected man who was found at the North Wall Quay.
  • Sam Boal

    Fans watch lead singer Damon Albarn of BLUR perform.
  • Sam Boal

    Joan Burton hugs the Former Leader Eamon Gilmore after being elected new leader of the Labour Party.
  • Sam Boal

    Performer Wang Dan performs a high curtin act as Fossetts Circus celebrates its 125th Birthday.
  • Sam Boal

    Margaretta D'Arcy looks out of the window of Buswells Hotel after her press conference when she was released from prison after serving a sentence for refusing to sign a bond to uphold the law and keep away from unauthorised zones at Shannon airport.
  • Sam Boal

    People file past and pay their respects to (Center) Albert Reynolds lying in repose in the Oak Room of the Mansion House in Dublin.
  • Sam Boal

    Tyler Doherty (8) from Lucan remembers his grandmother Collette Doherty who was killed in the Dublin Bombings in 1971, along with her unborn child. He attended the Monaghan Bombings 40th Anniversary with his mother Wendy.

Read: 18 brilliant winning images from the World Press Photo contest>

Read: World Press Photo exhibition coming to Dublin for first time in over 20 years>

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