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.
Hats of To Harper (A) by Alan Place
The inspiration behind Led Zepplins Hats of to (Roy) Harper, Musician Roy Harper, 70 relaxes at De Barra's Clonakilty Co. Cork.
Waiting for Obama by Julien Behal
Spiritual Vison by Julien Behal
Easter 1916 by Julien Behal
The Veiled Lady by Marc O'Sullivan
Sir Bob by window light by Marc O'Sullivan
Paddy Bassett as Colonel of Artillery Confederate by Clare Keogh
Eye by David Conachy
Seeing Double by Morgan Treacy
Conservationist, Prof Kevin B Nowlan by Dara Mac Dónaill