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These are the winners of the press photographer of the year awards

The exhibition will go on tour around Ireland.

THE PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER Awards were presented in Dublin last night.

The awards were presented across nine categories; news, daily life & people, nature & the environment, politics, sports action, sports feature, portrait, art & entertainment and reportage.

This year also included a ‘Best Black and White’ image and a multimedia award for video.

Here’s a look at some of the winning photographs (the news photo cannot be included due to legal constraints):

These are the winners of the press photographer of the year awards
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  • Arts and Entertainment

    Members of the Defence Forces march through the streets of Dublin during the Easter Rising centenary celebration paradeSource: Gerry Mooney, Independent News and Media
  • Sports Feature

    Source: Stephen McCarthy, Sportsfile
  • Daily Life and People

    Cystic fibrosis sufferer Charlotte Donohoe protests at Dáil Éireann, to make a treatment drug more affordable. Source: Gary Ashe, Irish Daily Star
  • Nature and the Environment

    ‘The Sky Train’ created by Michael Bulfin at Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co OffalySource: Cathal Noonan
  • Politics

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD campaigning during the general election despite reports that he and his party were losing the support of votersSource: Gerry Mooney, Independent News and Media
  • Portrait

    Triathlete Aileen Reid photographed for a series of portraits on Irish OlympiansSource: Morgan Treacy, INPHO Photography
  • Reportage

    Source: Mark Condren, Independent News and Media
  • Sports Action

    Juan José Mendez Fernandez, of Spain, competes during the Men’s Road Race during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilSource: Diarmuid Greene, Sportsfile

The awards were presented by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys. Speaking at the awards, she said:

Every day, press photographers capture the essence of the stories behind the headlines. From tragedy to triumph, press photographers bring the events of the day to life and document the highs and lows of our national story.

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017’ Exhibition, featuring 124 prints, will be on display in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, over the weekend, until Monday, 30 January 2017.

The exhibition then moves to The Library, at the RDS, Dublin 4, for two weeks.

It will then go on tour, visiting selected venues nationwide.

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