Saturday 21 October 2017

Press Photographer Association of Ireland (PPAI) awards - winning pictures

Ireland and Leinster Rugby player Devin Toner and Mary Scott celebrate their Wedding Day at the Church of the Nativity in Moynalvey Summerhill Co Meath. Steve Humphreys, Independent News & Media
Ireland and Leinster Rugby player Devin Toner and Mary Scott celebrate their Wedding Day at the Church of the Nativity in Moynalvey Summerhill Co Meath. Steve Humphreys, Independent News & Media
1st NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT The 'Sky Train' created by Michael Bulfin at Lough Boora Discovery Park Co. Offaly Cathal Noonan
3rd NEWS A Garda Special Detective member removes the face scarf from a member of a republican paramilitary colour party during the Republican Sinn Fein 1916 centenary commemoration outside the GPO Dublin. Aidan Crawley/ Freelance The Irish Times
2nd SPORTS FEATURE Boxer Michael Conlan reacts towards the judges following his Bantamweight Quarter final defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Stephen Mc Carthy SPORTSFILE
2nd PORTRAIT Mark Burke's tearful Mother Bernadette O'Byrne pictured after his dismembered body was recovered at a recycling plant in Ballyfermot. Steve Humphreys, Independent News & Media
2nd POLITICS The Vote worked for Heely Rae - A voting badge gets stuck to the Heel of a man as Danny Healy-Rae IND wins a seat at the Kerry Election 2016 Domnick Walsh
2nd NEWS Patrick Hickey President of the OCI and member of the IOC leaves the Hospital Samaritano in a wheelchair accompanied by police having been arrested during the Rio Olympics Brendan Moran Sportsfile
2nd NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT Dun Aengus the prehistoric fort on the Aran Islands has emergency support work done aided by the Irish Air Corps as it supplies materials for remedial work. Brenda Fitzsimons, The Irish Times
1st SPORTS ACTION Juan José Méndez Fernández of Spain competes during the Men's Road Race during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Diarmuid Greene Sportsfile
2nd ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Bruce Springsteen performs at Croke Park in Dublin. Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Paul O'Donovan and Gary O'Donovan Stephen McCarthy Sportsfile
3rd SPORTS FEATURE Munster's Simon Zebo sheds a tear during a minute's silence in memory of the late Munster head coach Anthony Foley before a match the day after his funeral Brendan Moran Sportsfile
3rd Sports Action Ireland's Joe Ward lands a left hook on Ecuador's Carlos Andres Mina during their Light-Heavyweight bout during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Ramsey Cardy Sportsfile
3rd PORTRAIT 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 ~ Brendan Moran Sportsfile
3rd POLITICS Stephen Donnelly at a Social Democrats press conference the party which he founded and left shortly after. Fran Veale
3rd NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT Fallow deer clash antlers during rutting season in Phoenix Park Dublin. Niall Carson/Press Association
1st REPORTAGE The Garda Armed Support Unit which was put on the streets of Dublin after the murder of David Byrne at the Regency hotel in Dublin.
1st Daily Life & People Cystic Fibrosis sufferer Charlotte Donohoe protests at Dail Eireann to make a treatment drug more affordable Gary Ashe/The Star

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