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.
When Gerry met Charlie by Brian Lawless
The Prince of Wales shakes hands with Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway during a 4 day visit to the island of Ireland
Political Colours by Brian Lawless
The Sinn Fein logo is projected onto Martin McGuinness, unbeknownst to him, at the launch of their National Programme of Events surrounding the 1916 Commemorations
Back in the House by Tom Honan
Hung Parliamnet by Brendan Murphy
Rememberance Sunday by Niall Carson
Windows of opportunity by Brenda Fitzsimons
The Piece Process by Brenda Fitzsimons
Howlin' with Laughter by Eric Luke
Lagarde Noonan1 by Sasko Lazarov
Two heads on the canvass by Gerry Mooney
Political Portraiture by Nick Bradshaw
Bertie at the back door by Nick Bradshaw
Back in the Limelight by Gerry Mooney
Law reflections by Dara Mac Dónaill
Happy Union by Dara Mac Dónaill
Stormy Water by Tom Burke
Howzat for you !!! by Henry Wills