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.
Arrest in Rio by Brendan Moran
Patrick Hickey President of the OCI and member of the IOC leaves the Hospital Samaritano in a wheelchair accompanied by police having been arrested during the Rio Olympics
Face Behind The Mask by Aidan Crawley
A Garda Special Detective member removes the face scarf from a member of a republican paramilitary colour party during the Republican Sinn Fein 1916 centenary commemoration outside the GPO Dublin.
Innocent victims by Caroline Quinn
David Drumm leaving the Central Criminal Court by Cyril Byrne
Remembering Beau by Julien Behal
F*** Your Mothers by Ernie Leslie
Paul Kelly former CEO of Console by Ernie Leslie
A Few Last Minutes Together by Eamonn Farrell
The 'have a go' Ambassador by Colin Keegan
Family Day Out by Fergal Phillips
A Fathers Grief. by Steve Humphreys
Fare thee well. by Steve Humphreys
Mistaken Identity by Padraig O'Reilly
Missing Mum by Mark Marlow