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.
United in Condemnation by Darren Kidd
Ministers of the British and Irish Governments, Dermot Ahern, Micheal Martin, Shaun Woodward and Paul Goggins stand together at Hillsborough Castle to condemn the murders of two British Army soldiers at Massereene Barracks in Antrim.
Hand Gesture by Darren Kinsella
Minster for Social and Family Affairs Mary Hanafin clasps her hands as she is questioned by the media at the opening of a new Social Welfare office in Ballymun.
Making A Point by Declan Monaghan
Rubbing Noses by Jason Clarke
A WORD IN YOUR EAR...DICK ROCHE AND DECLAN GANLEY by Tom Burke
Political wave by Gary Ashe
About Face...Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore by Matt Kavanagh
Brian Lenihan by Frank McGrath
The Party's Over by David Conachy
Reaching Out by David Conachy