John Murray

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Fr Alex Reid gives last rites to one of the two soldiers murdered. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Thirty years ago, I rang Ian Paisley on a Sunday. That afternoon, everything seemed bleak and hopeless – following dreadful days that had seen the Gib(...)

An injured man is aided by mourners, including Martin McGuinness, left, at Milltown cemetary in 1978. Photograph: David Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

Unheard testimony from the families of victims of the bombing of an IRA funeral by loyalist paramilitary member Michael Stone and of a revenge attack (...)

Retaining the current regime of access to phone and internet records by State agencies is “not an option”, the Data Protection Commissioner has said. (...)

Jessie Greengrass: ‘a lifetime’s inculcated faith in the explanatory power of books’

“She told me that without reflection, without the capacity to trace our lives backwards and pick the patterns out, we become liable to act as animals (...)

A jawbone with teeth recently discovered at Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel In Israel, dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago. Photograph: Tel Aviv University/EPA

The discovery of a prehistoric jawbone in a cave in Israel forces scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest humans came to populate the plane(...)

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed as chancellor of University of Limerick.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed as chancellor of the University of Limerick. Ms Harney, who retired from politics in 2011 and is now d(...)

Funeral of Donal Barrington pictured at St. Patrick’s Church, Monkstown Co Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The former Supreme Court judge, Donal Barrington, saw the Constitition as a living, breathing document that respected the human rights of all, his fun(...)

Former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack. File photograph: Inpho

Former Cork hurler Dónal Óg Cusack tonight night stood down from the board of the State’s governing sports body as he “did not wish any controversy” t(...)

Former chief justice John Murray: produced a damning report which draws pretty much the same conclusions about Irish law that the ECJ did about the EU directive. Photograph: Frank Miller

It’s taken quite a while for the Irish Government to properly notice that, in April 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) resoundingly rejected th(...)

A report by former chief justice John Murray has found that the State is operating a system of data-retention that amounts to mass surveillance of the entire population. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

The finding by former chief justice John Murray that the State is operating a system of data-retention that amounts to mass surveillance of the entire(...)

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