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.
THE VIEW ONTO RIVER STREET by Julien Behal
The view from the Murray house onto River Street in Ballinasloe in Co.Galway after severe flooding from the nearby River Suck.
Drumcree by Cathal McNaughton
You and who's army? by Niall Carson
Lead, Kindly light by Valerie O'Sullivan
Ghost Estate by Kim Haughton
Cave Dwelling by Kim Haughton
Knockfierna Festival by Don Moloney
Taking Cover by Jonathan Porter
ISLAND VOTE by Peter Morrison
Death in a Gold Mine by Michael McSweeney