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.
Officer Down by Jonathan Porter
A PSNI Inspector is given assistance by colleagues in riot gear after his ear is badly damaged during trouble at the Ardoyne shops in Belfast following an Orange Order Parade.
Aerial View of Halting Site Fire by Tom Honan
The End Result by Tom Honan
Carreys Grief by Niall Carson
Memories of Mountbatten. by Steve Humphreys
Finally by Alan Betson
Lost in their thoughts by Dara Mac Dónaill
I've Done my Time by Fergal Phillips
Always My Champion by Justin Kernoghan
Out Of Control by Justin Kernoghan
Our same sex marriage is legal by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus
Celebration of Light by Andres Poveda
Geology On The Move by Eamonn Farrell
Parents Worst Nightmare by Mark Condren
Sealed With A Kiss by Mark Condren
Garda of Honour by Arthur Carron