Awards

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Director and producer Steve McQueen, right, celebrates after accepting the Oscar for best picture for his film 12 Years a Slave, with actress Lupita Nyong’o, left, at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. 

Model Jessie Gallagher wears a 'Creative Fantasy' hairpiece designed by last year's IHF Hairdresser of the Year at the launch of the 2014 Irish Hairdressing Championships at the National History museum in Dublin, in preparation for these important and prestigious awards which are known as the Oscars of the Irish hairdressing industry, a sector which employs almost 15,000 people.

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Model Jessie Gallagher wears a ‘Creative Fantasy’ hairpiece designed by last year’s IHF Hairdresser of the Year at the launch of the Irish Hairdressing Championships at the National History Museum in Dublin

Clean Coasts Photography Awards 2013...Embargoed to 1900 Friday November 15. Undated handout photo issued by An Taisce, of 'Astrid' taken by Jakub Walutek, winner of the Costal Heritage category of the Clean Coasts Photography Awards 2013. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday November 15, 2013. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Photography. Photo credit should read: Jakub Walutek/An Taisce/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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A handout photo issued by the National Trust of Ireland, shows “Astrid” taken by Jakub Walutek, the winner of the coastal heritage category of Ireland’s clean coasts photography awards 2013. The photo shows the tall ship Astrid, which sank off the coast of Kinsale in Cork in July.