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.
A Mother's tears. by Steve Humphreys
Mark Burke's tearful Mother Bernadette O'Byrne pictured after his dismembered body was recovered at a recycling plant in Ballyfermot.
Absolutely Fabulous by Brendan Moran
Actress Joanna Lumley reacts as she is presented with flowers on the occasion of her 70th birthday during a race day at the Curragh Racecourse
Eamon Dunphy by Paul Mohan
Pictured by Michael McSweeney
Cool as a fish by Barry Cronin
Mary Lou by Leon Farrell
side by side by Domnick Walsh Eye Focus
Flames not Flowers by Julien Behal
Liam Cosgrave by Brenda Fitzsimons
Amazing Grace by Clodagh Kilcoyne
Brendan's Cutting Edge by Andres Poveda
Screenwriter / Actor Mark O'Halloran. by Steve Humphreys
Hardwired Senator by Mark Stedman
Stable Companions by Cody Glenn