Below is a small selection of my work to illustrate my experience & aesthetic.
Bog Fire - Coilte firefighters look on as a helicopter water bombs a bog fire in County Mayo as large tracts of land went up in flames.Read More
Stepping Into The Breech - Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin pictured at the Irish Catholic Bishops Winter Conference in Maynooth, where he challenged other bishops to resign over the child abuse issue.Read More
Parade Ground Review - CeeJay McArdle (3 ) who has a serious blood condition and dreams of being a garda was made an honorary member for the day at the Garda Passing Out ParadeRead More
A Few Last Minutes Together - Donegal Drownings. Louise James touches her sons coffin as she carries it from the church in Buncrana. She lost five members of her family in one terrible accident.Read More
Fairytale Referendum - A mural by artist Joe Caslin, in support of a Yes Vote in the Equality Referendum, features two gay women on the side of a castle, outside Craughwell villageRead More
BILLIONS BINNED - The most infamous sign in Irish history, Anglo Irish Bank, is removed from its former HQ in Dublin and taken away by CEO, Mike Aynsley.Read More
- The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern hugs a supporter in Carlow town during his nationwide General Election tour in May 2007Read More
- The whipper-In with the Kildare Hunt Club, Ray Fisher, rides through a quary searching for the hounds during a fox hunt outside Athgarvan, County Kildare in December 2006. Eamonn Farrell PHOTOCALL IRELANDRead More
Good Friday Agreement - L TO R. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams with Chief Negotiator Martin Mc Guinness take time out in Stormont Castle at lunch-time after putting their final approval to the Good Friday (Belfast) Peace Agreement. 10/4/1998. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland.Read More
CELIA LARKIN CHINA VISIT - Taoiseach Bertie Aherns partner Celia Larkin with the dramatic Shanghai skyline in the background, during her first official visit abroad as his partner. 17/9/1998 Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandRead More
Abortion Debate - Confrontation between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice supporters during one of the many marches which took place during the debate over the abortion issue. 25/4/1997. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandRead More
JOHN AND MICHAEL GAVIN BROTHERS OLD ELDERLY PEOPLE HILL FARMERS - John Gavin (right) with his brother Michael, crossing the bridge into the "Lost Valley of Doolough" in Co Mayo. Both were small hill farmers scraping out a living from poor land and were led by a mining company (Glencar Explorations and its partner Andaman Explorations) to believe that there may have been gold on their land. John Gavin spoke of mining experts panning the tiny river on his land and carrying away bags of spoil from beneath the water. " They were very interested in that rock there and said it was showing good" pointing to an outcrop of stone beside the stream. "Maybe thay have it in their minds to make millionaires of us all". After this there was international media interest in the brothers possible good fortune. Unfortunately both men died without seeing any benefit from the find as the mining was not proceeded with. 1992.Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland!Read More
- Fianna Fail leader and Taoiseach Charles Haughey at a Press Conference responding to Mr Sean Doherty's allegations regarding phone tapping which eventually led to Mr. Haugheys resignation a month later in January 1992. Eamonn Farrell PHOTOCALL IRELANDRead More
Gulf War - Turkish soldiers begin the task of moving Kurdish famlies from the lower reaches of the Iskiveran refugee camp high in the mountains on the Turkey-Iraq border, to US protected safe havens in Northern Iraq. Over 400,000 Kurdish refugees were living just below the snowline after Saddam Husseins forces chased them from northern Iraq towars the end of the Gulf War. Every morning the freezing night produced a fresh crop of dead bodies of children and old people. 18/4/1991 Photo: Eamonn Farrell/ Photocall IrelandRead More
The Twelfth - A Loyalist Flute Band in Portadown during an Orange Parade to celebrate the Twelfth. Afterwards some of the most serious rioting ever seen in Portadown took place. 12/7/1985 Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland.Read More
The Great Survivor - Fianna Fail Leader Charles Haughey leaves the Dail escorted by ushers after surviving a leadership vote of no confidence in him by 40 votes to 33. 7/2/1983 Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandRead More
Life In The Eighties - A young girl walks up a filty stairwell in the high rise Ballymun Estate in Dublin. Lifts were out of order most days and eventually a programme of regeneration was introduced with several tower blocks being demolished. 1982. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland.Read More
Eamonn Farrell is a former photo-editor of the Sunday Tribune and is founder and editor of Photocall Ireland. He has covered all the major social issues in Ireland from 1980, including the H-Block Riots, Peace Process, Divorce, Contraception and Abortion Campaigns. He has travelled on assignment to China, Russia, the USA and covered the flight of the Kurds from Iraq during the Gulf War.His photos have appeared in all the Irish national newspapers and magazines, as well as Today Tonight, Prime Time, and the TV documentaries on Charles Haughey and Bertie Ahern. Internationally his photos have appeared in Newsweek, Time, the New York Times, The Observer, The Times, The Independent, and the Economist and Der Speigal magazines etc.
He now heads a talented team of photo-journalists in Photocall Ireland, which supplies the national and international media with high quality news and feature images from Ireland.