Random shots of Co Wexford town of Enniscorthy . . .
This weekend saw the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Series qualifiers in Blanchardstown and Belfast.
They were part of Red Bull’s search to find athletes from across the country to participate in a world series in the winter extreme sporting event of ice cross downhill.
It is a four man full-contact, high-speed, downhill ice skating race along a 440 metre track, with steep turns and vertical drops, reaching speeds of up to 60 km/h in a timed battle, where the first to the bottom wins.
Over 140 competitors will take part in the race on a assault course that has been specifically designed for Ireland.
The track will be positioned in front of Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast and enjoyed by 40,000 spectators over two days in February.
These are a few random shots from this weekend’s two qualifiers.
These shots capture a few moments when Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny returned to Dublin’s city centre after receiving his seal of office from the President Mary McAleese at Aras an Uachtarain. Nice moment as he enters the gates, a teenage boy steps forward and shakes his hand.
. . . and a few other people this morning at Scoil Mhuire Primary School, Shankill, Co Dublin.
On the announcement that Brian Cowen has won the confidence motion . . . a Dail press conference.