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.
Brand new Taoiseach. by Bryan O'Brien
Just elected Taoiseach Enda Kenny is congratulated as he leaves Leinster House for Aras an Uachtarain to receive his seal of Office from the President.
McIlroy's golfing lesson with Robinson and McGuinness by Kelvin Boyes
Rory McIlroy shares a golf lessn with Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness on the lawn of Stormont Castle after returning from winning the US Open.
State of the Nation by Julien Behal
HAIL THE CHIEF by Tony Maxwell
All The Presidents Men by Matt Kavanagh
Battle won by Sasko Lazarov
Island poll. by Declan Doherty
RUNNING THE GAUNTLET by Gareth Chaney
Beelzebub Brian by Brenda Fitzsimons
Bear Hug by Julien Behal
What’s the Man in the Middle Thinking? by Barbara Lindberg