Press Photographer of the Year 2019 awards announced

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland annual awards have taken place in Dublin

Ahmed Clarke of University at Albany scores against Long Island University during Thursdays game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic, Belfast. William Cherry, Presseye

The annual awards of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland took place in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin with photographers from across the island of Ireland in attendance. This year marks 41 years since the founding of The Press Photographers Association of Ireland.

Here we look at the top prize winning images

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Dingle dancer David Geaney leaps for joy as his dance show opens at New York's Victory Theatre Jerry Kennelly
Norbert Nkengurutse who came to Ireland from Burundi in 2016, pictured in the Crawford Gallery, Cork. Daragh Mac Sweeney
ESKIMO BOY A young boy feels the force of the Beast of the East during the snow storm. Tom Honan
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy takes a closer look at a model of Cherrywood Town Centre which will develop 1,269 new apartments in South Dublin Naoise Culhane
Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair and Bill Clinton attend an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne - RC19792325C0
WINNING FEELING President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at Dublin Castle after wining the Presidential Election. Tom Honan
Cervical cancer patients, Vicky Phelan and Aine Morgan, speaking to the media outside the gates of Leinster House Leah Farrell,
Pope Francis as he arrives at Dublin Airport. Fergal Phillips
Fatal stabbing in Dundalk ,Day2. Pic shows Mohamed Morei (black hair,black top,grey tracksuit bottoms) at Dundalk courthouse this evening. Pic Gary Ashe/The Star.4/1/2018
17 November 2018; Jonathan Sexton of Ireland celebrates with supporters late in the Guinness Series International match between Ireland and New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Ramsey Cardy, Sportsfile
"Shower Power" A Lady contestant showers after the 2018 Liffey swim on the quays in Dublin Michael Chester
2018 Para Swimming Allianz European Championships, National Aquatic Centre, Dublin 15/8/2018 UK's Jacob Leach during a warm up session Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry
Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 17/11/2018 Ireland vs New Zealand All Blacks Ireland's Jacob Stockdale scores a try despite Damian McKenzie and Aaron Smith of New Zealand Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Tony Ferguson in action against Anthony Pettis in their UFC lightweight fight during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Stephen McCarthy, Sportsfile
Catching the last light of the day on Summer nights along the causeway coast. Margaret McLaughlin
ESB crew arrive at Valentia Island Lighthouse, Cromwells Point, Co. Kerry, during Storm Eleanor, as it gripped the southern and western seaboard of the Atlantic, cutting off power supply to much of the country. Valerie O'Sullivan
A view of the 18th hole ahead of the Ryder Cup 2018 Matches at Le Golf National in Paris, France. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Aaron Lavery (13) from Thomas Street, Dublin, gets a sneak peek past Garda Michael McGrath at the Dublin footballers' homecoming in Smithfield Steve Humphreys, Independent News & Media
SUMMER IN THE CITY A view of Dollymount Strand in Dublin during the fine weather. Tom Honan
02/03/2018-NEWS-Rhona Mahony Master of the National Maternity Hospital photographed at Hollis Street Hospital.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES
Winners at the Griffith College Film and TV Showcase at the Lighthouse Cinema Sasko Lazarov, Photocall Ireland
Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon measuring seven metres in diameter and featuring 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface at Shop Street, Galway as part of Galway Arts Festival. Hany Marzouk
THE MUSIC MAN U2's Bono pictured peforming at he eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour. Tom Honan
Devastating fire breaks out at Bank Buildings in Belfast, home of Primark's flagship store in Northern Ireland. Brave firefighters try to tame the blaze the rages over night. Liam McBurney, Razorpix
The Canadian is a trans-continental train journey between Vancouver and Toronto. The journey takes four days, and covers 3,350km, taking in the most breathtaking scenery on the continent Declan Monaghan
A view of wind-swept racegoers at the Cheltenham Festival James Crombie, Inpho Photography