Eric Luke

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 Heather Maseko: “Whole districts were covered in water and livestock, food and houses washed away.” Photograph: Eric Luke

It is often said that climate change is hitting the world’s poorest countries hardest and that those who have contributed the least to its causes are(...)

Looking Back by Eric Luke: West of Ireland, 1980s

How newspaper photographers manage to get any images at all is a mystery to most of us. They work under sometimes chaotic, sometimes overly controlle(...)

  Participants in the Hell & Back event, at Killruddery Estate, Bray, Co Wicklow. Competitors were asked to complete an obstacle course, with ice baths, a swamp, net climb, monkey bars, a crawl through pipes, electric shocks, and walls to be scaled, over a 10k course of rough terrain. Photograph: Eric Luke

Paul was climbing up a slide when he got a fierce kick right in the face. As we talk, his black eye seems to be swelling in front of me. His friend Da(...)

James Morrissey, owner of the Late Late Bar New York

A Leitrim GAA match from the 1950s on the TV, an Irish showband tune ringing out, a plate of hairy bacon and watery cabbage, the exponential round sys(...)

Looking to build a career in food: Culinary arts lecturer JJ Healy of the department of tourism and hospitality in Cork Institute of Technology giving a demonstration to secondary-school students at the college’s open day

Who’d want to cook for a living? All over Ireland, a plethora of cookery schools – from the Dublin Cookery School to Ballymaloe Cookery School to B(...)

 Martina Stanley, as Carrigstown favourite Dolores Molloy, at RTÉ on the set of Fair City, which celebrated 25 years on air on September 18th 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke

There have been tears, affairs, backstabbing and even murder among the Fair City characters over the past 25 years. Off screen, however, the cast hav(...)

The Wonderful Barn was built in 1743 as a Famine relief project by Katherine Conolly, the widow of William “speaker” Conolly, of Castletown House. Photographs: Eric Luke

Why is it of interest? It is deemed to be one of the finest follies in Ireland. The Wonderful Barn was built in 1743 as a Famine relief project(...)

Winner of first prize  in the Politics category:  OUT OF THE FRYING PAN...? Taoiseach Enda Kenny peers through an artificial fire at the opening of new facilities at Glen Dimplex. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwell Photography

Julien Behal has been named AIB Photojournalist of the Year 2014 at the Press Photographers’ Association of Ireland awards. Three Irish Times p(...)

‘I don’t think you should be taking your kids to McDonald’s every day, but there’s nothing wrong with bringing them there for a treat.’ The Minister for Food, Simon Coveney, sits down to lunch at Hatch and Sons, in the basement of the Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

He spends his days talking about food – how to produce it, sell it and regulate it. But who knows what the Minister for Food really thinks about food?(...)