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.
Untitled by Bryan O'Brien
As the remains of poet Séamus Heaney leave Donnybrook Church for burial, his widow Marie thanks the public who lined the street and applauded
Safe In My Mom's Arms by Frank McGrath
Supported on all flanks by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus
DADDY… A CHILD’S TRIBUTE by Ray Cullen
Heard it all before by Brian Lawless
RIGHT-TO-DIE ACTIVIST MARIE FLEMING’S FUNERAL by Mark Stedman
Belfast's Burning by Justin Kernoghan
Standing out from the Crowd by Fergal Phillips
An Apology by Clodagh Kilcoyne
Eviction by Alan Betson
"A Mother's Tears" by Tom Honan
Into the Abyss by Niall Carson
Injustice by Clodagh Kilcoyne