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.
SEAMUS HEANEY HOME by Justin Kernoghan
A young girl admires a huge portrait of Seamus Heaney at the official launch of a new Seamus Heaney museum 'SEAMUS HEANEY HOME' in Bellaghy
Country Life by Joe O'Shaughnessy
Boxing Clever by Niall Carson
iWreath by Niall Carson
Hurling Stronghold by Diarmuid Greene
MY LITTLE PONY by Justin Kernoghan
Parade Ground Review by Eamonn Farrell
Swimmer interupted by Morgan Treacy
Plane Sailing by Clodagh Kilcoyne
Preparing for the President by Colin Keegan
Electric High by Fergal Phillips
Me myself and Airborne by Mark Marlow
Jack and Beth by Tom Honan