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.
THE LAST LAUGH? by Laura Hutton
Former Chairman of Anglo Irish Bank Sean Fitzpatrick leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after he was acquitted, on charges of misleading Anglo Irish Bank's auditors, by direction of the judge
BISHOP INTERRED by Tony Gavin
HANDMAIDEN'S PROTEST by Gareth Chaney
IBRAHIM'S RETURN by Colin Keegan
LEO LEADING by Frank McGrath
INNOCENCE TAKEN AWAY by Leon Farrell
SEARCHING FOR RESCUE 116 by Steve Humphreys
FORENSICS IN THE MOONLIGHT by Fergal Phillips
BROKEN HEARTED by David Conachy
STREET LIFE by Mark Condren