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.

Previous winners

2023 Mark Condren
2022 James Crombie
2021 James Crombie
2020 Mark Condren
2019 Tom Honan
2018 Cyril Byrne
2017 Gerry Mooney
2016 Mark Condren
2015 Alan Betson
2014 Julien Behal
2013 Mark Condren
2012 Julien Behal
2011 Mark Condren
2009 Mark Condren
2008 Steve Humphreys
2007 Niall Carson
2006 Bryan O'Brien
2005 Matt Kavanagh
2004 Alan Betson
2003 Frank Miller
2002 Bryan O'Brien
2001 Brenda Fitzsimons
2000 Bryan O'Brien
1999 Bryan O'Brien
1998 Frank Miller
1997 Alan Betson
1996 Frank Miller
1995 Bryan O'Brien
1994 Crispin Rodwell
1993 Matt Kavanagh
1992 Matt Kavanagh
1991 Dara Mac Dónaill
1990 Billy Stickland
1989 James Meehan
1988 John Carlos
1987 Jim O'Kelly
1986 Eric Luke
1985 Peter Thursfield
1984 Alan Lewis
1983 Peter Thursfield
1982 Tom Lawlor
1981 Austin Finn
1980 Peter Thursfield
1979 Brian Barron
1978 Colman Doyle

Arts and Entertainment

1st Place Winner

Arts and Entertainment 2019, Tom Honan

THE MUSIC MAN by Tom Honan

U2's Bono pictured preforming at he eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour

Daily Life & People

1st Place Winner

Daily Life & People 2019, Brenda Fitzsimons

DR RHONA MAHONY by Brenda Fitzsimons

Dr. Rhona Mahony makes history as the first female Master at the National Maternity Hospital


1st Place Winner

Multimedia 2019, Bryan O’Brien

WORK RIDERS by Bryan O’Brien

Work riders turn up at training yards and stables early every morning to exercise hundreds of thoroughbred horses out on the gallops.

Nature & The Environment

1st Place Winner

Nature & The Environment 2019, Ramsey Cardy

GREENSKEEPER by Ramsey Cardy

A greenkeeper at Le Golf National works on the 18th fairway ahead of the opening of the Ryder Cup 2018 in Paris, France


1st Place Winner

News 2019, Gary Ashe

COURT MARCH by Gary Ashe

Mohamed Morei arrives at Dundalk courthouse charged with murder


1st Place Winner

Politics 2019, Tom Honan


President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at Dublin Castle after wining the Presidential Election


1st Place Winner

Portrait 2019, Tom Honan

ESKIMO BOY by Tom Honan

A young boy feels the force of the Beast from the East during the snowstorm


1st Place Winner

Reportage 2019, James Crombie


A view of wind-swept racegoers at the Cheltenham Festival

Sports Action

1st Place Winner

Sports Action 2019, Stephen McCarthy

PETTIS POWER by Stephen McCarthy

Anthony Pettis and Tony Ferguson during their UFC lightweight bout at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, USA

Sports Feature

1st Place Winner

Sports Feature 2019, Michael Chester

SHOWER POWER by Michael Chester

A lady contestant showers after the 2018 Liffey swim on the quays in Dublin