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.
24 hours in Ulster by William Cherry
24 hours in Northern Ireland during 'The Twelfth' which is the most important date in the Orange Order calendar and marks the anniversary of King William's Battle of the Boyne victory. Bonfires are set on fire the night before Orangemen and women parade across the Province. Police prevent the Belfast parade passing the Catholic Ardoyne which is a known flashpoint and are then caught between Loyalist and Nationalist demonstrators. This year a young woman was run over and seriously injured when a driver drove his car through Nationalist protesters, but most of the parades passed off peacefully.
Goodbyes by Clodagh Kilcoyne
13 Seconds by Ramsey Cardy
Waxing lyrical by Brenda Fitzsimons