In pictures: Tom Honan named as PPAI's Press Photographer of the Year

By Marita Moloney

Dublin-based freelance photographer Tom Honan has been named as the Press Photographer of the Year by the Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI).

Mr Honan was not only the overall winner but was also awarded in three other categories for his work.

The annual event was held at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin last night, with photographers from around Ireland attending the awards which are now in their 41st year.

This year's awards were presented by RTE broadcaster Miriam O'Callaghan and were presented across nine categories: news, daily life and people, nature and the environment, politics, sports action, sports feature, portrait, art and entertainment and reportage, alongside a dedicated award for multimedia.

Here are the PPAI awards winners for 2019:

NEWS

1. Gary Ashe, Irish Daily Star

Mohamed Morei (black hair, black top, grey tracksuit bottoms) at Dundalk courthouse.

2. Fergal Philips

Pope Francis as he arrives at Dublin Airport.

3. Leah Farrell, RollingNews

Cervical cancer patients, Vicky Phelan and Aine Morgan, speaking to the media outside the gates of Leinster House.

REPORTAGE

1. James Crombie, INPHO

A view of wind-swept racegoers at the Cheltenham Festival.

2. Declan Monaghan

The Canadian is a trans-continental train journey between Vancouver and Toronto.

3. Liam McBurney, Razorpix

A fire breaks out at Bank Buildings in Belfast, home of Primark's flagship store in Northern Ireland.

PORTRAIT

1. Tom Honan

A young boy feels the force of the Beast of the East during the snow storm which won Tom first place in Portrait category.

2. Daragh Mac Sweeney

Norbert Nkengurutse who came to Ireland from Burundi in 2016, pictured in the Crawford Gallery, Cork.

3. Jerry Kennelly

Dingle dancer David Geaney leaps for joy as his dance show opens at New York's Victory Theatre.

DAILY LIFE AND PEOPLE

1. Brenda Fitzsimons, The Irish Times

Rhona Mahony Master of the National Maternity Hospital photographed at Holles Street Hospital.

2. Tom Honan

A view of Dollymount Strand in Dublin during the fine weather.

3. Steve Humphreys, INM

Aaron Lavery (13) from Thomas Street, Dublin, gets a sneak peek past Garda Michael McGrath at the Dublin footballers' homecoming in Smithfield.

POLITICS

1. Tom Honan

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

2. Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters

Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair and Bill Clinton attend an event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, in Belfast.

3. Naoise Culhane

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.

NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

1. Ramsey Cardy, Sportsfile

A view of the 18th hole ahead of the Ryder Cup 2018 Matches at Le Golf National in Paris, France.

2. Valerie O‘Sullivan

An ESB crew arrive at Valentia Island Lighthouse, Cromwells Point, Co. Kerry, during Storm Eleanor.

3. Margaret McLaughlin

Catching the last light of the day on Summer nights along the causeway coast.

SPORTS ACTION

1. Stephen McCarthy, Sportsfile

Tony Ferguson in action against Anthony Pettis in their UFC lightweight fight during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

2. Tommy Dickson, INPHO

Jacob Stockdale scores a try during the Ireland vs New Zealand Guinness Series game at the Aviva.

3. Oisín Keniry, INPHO

UK's Jacob Leach during a warm up session at the Para Swimming Allianz European Championships, National Aquatic Centre, Dublin.

SPORTS FEATURE

1. Michael Chester

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

2. Ramsey Cardy, Sportsfile

Johnny Sexton celebrates with supporters late in the Guinness Series International match between Ireland and New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

3. William Cherry, Presseye

Ahmed Clarke of University at Albany scores against Long Island University during the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic game.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

1. Tom Honan

Bono performing on the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour.

2. Hany Marzouk

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.

3. Sasko Lazarov, Photocall

Winners at the Griffith College Film and TV Showcase at the Lighthouse Cinema.

MULTIMEDIA

Bryan O‘Brien, The Irish Times

PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - OVERALL WINNER

Tom Honan

Most Read in Ireland