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Press Photographer of the Year Awards 2015: Holy Gust blows away the judges

By Amanda Ferguson

God moves in mysterious ways, but he must also have a wicked sense of humour. A photograph called The Holy Gust capturing the moment the wind caught the robes of a laughing Archbishop Eamon Martin has come second in the Press Photographer of the Year Awards 2015.

Margaret McLaughlin from Londonderry was runner-up the Daily Life & People category for the playful image, and third in the Nature and The Environment category for Fresh Fish.

Out of more than 2,200 photographs, the top 100 were exhibited at a weekend event in Dublin organised by the Press Photographers Association of Ireland.

Ramsey Cardy from Belfast came first in the Sports Action category for Distorted Vision, in which Everth Briceno lands a right hook on Kal Yafai during their IBF Inter-Continental super-flyweight bout. He also came second in the Sports Feature category for Ready to Battle, an image of Belfast boxer Carl Frampton ahead of his world title win in September.

Niall Carson from Belfast came second in Politics for Put The Whole Lot On Troika, featuring Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Crispin Rodwell from Belfast came first in News for an image of Tanaiste Joan Burton entitled Under Fire Deputy.

Shortlisted was Justin Kernoghan's New Heights For Flag Protest, showing an intrepid loyalist at the teetering top of an impossibly tall bonfire.

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