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.
I The Victim by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus
Having been assured of her anonymity a female speaks to local and national press and outlines her story after her attacker, a local man, had been sentenced to 7 years jail on the conviction of the sexual assault on her.
Breaking point by Niall Carson
"Operation Weston" by Padraig O'Reilly
RIVER RESCUE by Gareth Chaney
Volley by Jonathan Porter
Search ends in Woods by Michael McSweeney
United In Grief... by Matt Kavanagh
Crutch Of Hope by Matt Kavanagh
Lost Generation by Sasko Lazarov
Tony's funeral by Fran Veale
Seventh Count by Sasko Lazarov