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.
BLACK BEAUTIES by John C Kelly
Shadows cast by Brian McCarthy and his daughter Edwina's horses as they nuzzle together before a charity hack at Quin, in aid of Clare Suicide Bereavement Support
VIGIL FOR WHISTLEBLOWER SERGEANT MAURICE MCCABE by Cyril Byrne
A group outside Kevin Street Garda Station in support of Sergeant Maurice McCabe and other whistleblowers
BORN TO BE WILD by Fran Veale
SHOULDER TO SHOULDER! by Steve Humphreys
MIXED EMOTIONS by Fran Veale
WAR AND PEACE by Brendan Murphy
HAND MAID IN DUBLIN by Laura Hutton
JANUARY BLUES by Valerie O'Sullivan
ELECTRICITY by Dave Meehan
PRIZE DELIGHT by Dara Mac Dónaill
SNOW DAY by James Crombie