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.
Retreat by James Horan
Gardai hold back Sinn Féin protesters and TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh who broke through the security cordon at the gates of Government buildings calling for the immediate resignation of the Taoiseach following Ireland's bailout from the European Union and International Monetary Fund.
Gunning for the Aras by Mark Condren
Seat of power by Mark Condren
sein fein ard fheis by Damien Eagers
MacGiolla Mourners by Gareth Chaney
Enda by James Horan
Sacked. by Steve Humphreys