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.
Light at the end of the tunnel by Niall Carson
Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness share a quiet word in the Culturlann Centre on the Falls Road in Belfast.
The Boxer's sister by James Horan
Professional boxer John Akauola is pictured with his three-year-old sister Polly. Both train at the Parramatta P.C.Y.C., Sydney, Australia.
Playing host to Church and State by Valerie O'Sullivan
Welcome home brother by Aidan Crawley
Slick in the mud by Niall Carson
Wanna be in my gang? by Robbie Reynolds
Putting children into the picture by Frank Miller
The love of a child by Michael McSweeney