ABOUT THE AWARDS

The Press Photographer of the Year Awards were established to bring the talented & memorable work of Ireland's press photographers to a wider audience. Entries are submitted by members of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland and the images should have been taken during the previous twelve months.

The Awards have gone from strength to strength and judging the entries can take several days. With over 2,000 entries to consider, all of a very high standard, difficult decisions have to be made. The Judging panel picks first, second and third places in each of nine picture categories, as well as the overall winner.

To view this years winners select from the categories below.


1ST PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2008

1st Place Winner
News 2008, Steve Humphreys

WAYNE O’DONOGHUE RELEASED by Steve Humphreys

" The first glimpse of Wayne O’Donoghue, who had been imprisoned for manslaughter, as he is driven in the back of his father’s car after his release from the Midlands Prison a few moments earlier "



2ND PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2008

2nd Place Winner
News 2008, Gary Ashe

KILLER STARE” by Gary Ashe

" Kelly-Ann McArdle’s father, Ted Corcoran, and her brother Ted watch as Dermot McArdle leaves court. Mr. McArdle was later convicted of the manslaughter of Kelly-Ann "

3RD PLACE WINNER - NEWS 2008

3rd Place Winner
News 2008, Steve Humphreys

NO GREATER LOSS by Steve Humphreys

" Dave and Marie Merriman, the parents of teenager Owen Merriman, are reflected in the hearse window as their son’s remains are brought for burial to his Funeral Mass, in Ballyfermot. Owen Merriman, was killed instantly in a collision on the Naas Dual Carriageway. An off-duty Garda was also seriously injured in the collision "



SHORTLISTED

NO GREATER LOSS
Shortlisted

NO GREATER LOSS by Steve Humphreys

TEARS FOR A FRIEND
Shortlisted

TEARS FOR A FRIEND by Steve Humphreys

FIRE DAMAGE
Shortlisted

FIRE DAMAGE by Gareth Chaney

LOOKING ON THE BRIGHTSIDE
Shortlisted

LOOKING ON THE BRIGHTSIDE by Steve Humphreys

NO PAY, NO GAIN!
Shortlisted

NO PAY, NO GAIN! by Steve Humphreys

PLANE MAD
Shortlisted

PLANE MAD by Damien Eagers

RIVER RESCUE
Shortlisted

RIVER RESCUE by Niall Carson

TEARS FOR A FRIEND
Shortlisted

TEARS FOR A FRIEND by Steve Humphreys

WELCOME HOME
Shortlisted

WELCOME HOME by Jonathan Porter

A FAMILY WIPED OUT
Shortlisted

A FAMILY WIPED OUT by Colin Keegan

BYE MUM
Shortlisted

BYE MUM by Gary Ashe

A COMFORTING MOMENT
Shortlisted

A COMFORTING MOMENT by Bill Smyth

DIVIDED BY LOVE AND FEAR
Shortlisted

DIVIDED BY LOVE AND FEAR by Finbarr O'Rourke

THE SCOURGE OF THE SWASTIKA ARRIVES IN IRELAND
Shortlisted

THE SCOURGE OF THE SWASTIKA ARRIVES IN IRELAND by Ray Ryan

BETTER TO BURN THAN TO FADE AWAY
Shortlisted

BETTER TO BURN THAN TO FADE AWAY by Kyran O'Brien

LAST VIEW OF FREEDOM
Shortlisted

LAST VIEW OF FREEDOM by Richard Mills

WAYNE O’DONOGHUE RELEASED
Shortlisted

WAYNE O’DONOGHUE RELEASED by Steve Humphreys

NO PAY, NO GAIN!
Shortlisted

NO PAY, NO GAIN! by Steve Humphreys

LOOKING ON THE BRIGHTSIDE
Shortlisted

LOOKING ON THE BRIGHTSIDE by Steve Humphreys

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