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.
The Director's Chair by Jonathan Porter
Obama by Keith Arkins
Nothing Compares TOWEL You by Paul Nicholls
Norris Quits by Julien Behal
BILLIONS BINNED by Eamonn Farrell
United In Grief by Peter Morrison
Built In Belfast by Peter Morrison
Captivating the nation. by Brenda Fitzsimons
Buy one get one free. by Declan Doherty
Homage to an Irish Icon by Brenda Fitzsimons
Smithfield Horse Fair Shooting Scene by Barbara Lindberg
Is Feidir Linn by Eric Luke
The long awaited visit by Damien Eagers
Remembering the Fallen Heros by Naoise Culhane
One is very amused by Valerie O'Sullivan
Broken Hartes by Niall Carson
Final Lift Off by Michael Chester
A Tear for The Brave by Garry O'Neill