Peter Murtagh is a Reporter with The Irish Times. Previously he has been Foreign Editor, Opinion Editor and News and News Features Editor for the Saturday edition of the newspaper. He was the paper’s Security Correspondent in the early 1980s before moving to The Sunday Times in London where he was Editor of Insight, the investigative reporting team. In 1985 he moved to The Guardian where he was a reporter, deputy foreign editor and finally News Editor. He returned to Ireland in 1994 to edit The Sunday Tribune and rejoined The Irish Times in 1996.
He received the award for Outstanding Work in Journalism in Ireland in 1983 and was Reporter of The Year in the United Kingdom in 1986. He is co-author (with Joe Joyce) of The Boss: Charles J Haughey in government (Poolbeg, Dublin; 1983) and Blind Justice: the Sallins mail train robbery (Poolbeg, Dublin; 1984); author of The Rape of Greece – the king, the colonels and the resistance (Simon & Schuster, London; 1994); co-author (with Natasha Murtagh) of Buen Camino! a father/daughter journey from Croagh Patrick to Santiago de Compostela (Gill and Macmillan, Dublin; 2011); and he has edited 12 editions of The Irish Times Book of The Year.