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.
St Bridget's Well by Eamon Ward
As Winter slowly gives way to Spring Pilgrims continue the ancient tradition of Celebrating the feast of St Bridget and visiting her Holy Well high above the Atlantic Shore on the Clare Coast. Traditional prayer rounds along a winding path through the trees to the stone Cross culminate with many leaving offerings and petitions as well as drinking the water from the Well.
Journey through the battle fields by Robbie Reynolds
Photographer Aidan Crawley retraces the footsteps of his Great Uncle Lawrence Crawley's who was killed fighting in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.
Taking of the GPO by Nick Bradshaw
The Closure by Clare Keogh
Best of the Best by Gary Ashe