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.
Bog Fire by Eamonn Farrell
Coilte firefighters look on as a helicopter water bombs a bog fire in County Mayo as large tracts of land went up in flames.
Kerry Dew by Don MacMonagle
Dew drops dangle in a spider's web suspended from roadside heather outside Waterville in County Kerry during a low pressure July day.
Joey The Old Sea Dog by Paul Nicholls
New Reflections on the Liffey by Mark Maxwell
Herbert Park. by Fran Veale
Sunrise over the poles by Marc O'Sullivan
Green Technology by Niall Carson
WINGS OVER THE BAY by Frank Miller