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.
Bogside by Cathal McNaughton
The Loneliness Of A Caring Bishop by Eamonn Farrell
The breakfast table by Fran Veale
Smithfield Boys by James Horan
Tales By The Fire by John D Kelly
Sitting Pretty by Ray Ryan
Winds of Change by Niall Carson
Home and Dry by Gary Ashe
Bloomsday lunch by Cyril Byrne
JOURNEYING TOGETHER by Eamonn Keogh
ON CAMERA by Joe O'Shaughnessy
Foul play was not suspected by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus
Waiting for Business by Peter Morrison
Publican with daughter by Kenneth O'Halloran
Fair Day by Kenneth O'Halloran
Michael by Kenneth O'Halloran
upon these rocks by Don MacMonagle
In Stitches by Eric Luke