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.
NO LOOKING BACK by Julien Behal
" Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Dr. Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Martin McGuinness sit on a platform at the opening of the new Victoria Square Shopping Centre, on the evening Dr. Paisley announced he was stepping down as First Minister "
GOODBYE TO ALL THAT by Christoper Doyle
" Former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern T.D., makes his way across the front cobblestone paths of Government Buildings, shortly after announcing his intention to step down as leader of the country and the Fianna Fáil Parliamentry Party "
LAST ENGAGEMENT by Jonathan Porter
"Former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Dr. Ian Paisley, accompanied by Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, speaking at his last official engagement as First Minister "
MEDALLION MAN by Bryan O'Brien
LISBON EXIT by Emma Jervis
HUMBLE HOMECOMING by Fergal Phillips
DR. IAN by Denis Minihane
ALONE by Eric Luke
CHANGING OF THE GUARD by Frank Miller