Peter Murtagh

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Blacksod Lighthouse on the Belmullet peninsula, Co Mayo. The Belmullet electoral area has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State. Photograph: iStock

Dr Keith Swanick’s car swings into the carpark of his modern, well-equipped family practice in Belmullet after yet another weekend house call – this t(...)

US president Joe Biden has signed 17 executive orders, designed to undo the major changes of the MAGA agenda. Photograph: Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty

It was not so much a torch that was passed from US president 45 to 46 but an incendiary device. By the time Donald Trump finally and reluctantly agree(...)

Radoslav Radev and his healthcare load from Belgium was refused entry to Holyhead Port because of inadequate, post-Brexit papers. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Radoslav Radev cut a lonely figure as he stood by the freight check-in cabin for the Stena Line ferry to Dublin, handed in his papers and waited. Aft(...)

Former Irish swimming coach George Gibney: two people who were coached by Mr Gibney contacted gardaí after hearing the Where is George Gibney? podcast published by BBC Sounds. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Gardaí are investigating former Olympic swimming coach George Gibney over historical allegations that he abused children who were in his care when he (...)

Denis O’Brien: The data commissioner’s investigation is linked to a long-running legal action by Mr O’Brien against Red Flag. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Data Protection Commission has ruled that Dropbox, the online data storage and sharing company, unlawfully shared private data held by two employe(...)

The sale of the Luggala property  sparked intense interest from a host of wealthy international buyers, amid calls for the State to buy it to add to Wicklow National Park. File photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

U2 lead singer Bono tried to buy Luggala, the Co Wicklow estate and house owned until recently by the Guinness family and home to Garech Browne until (...)

Suspended Ballaghaderreen solicitor Declan O’Callaghan arriving at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in Smithfield, Dublin, earlier this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the austere, somewhat characterless hearing room of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in Dublin, barrister Neasa Bird sat at a table and leant f(...)

Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, watch as the coffin of the celebrated broadcaster Gay Byrne, is carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gay Byrne was remembered at his funeral on Friday as a much loved husband and father, a friend and colleague and so very much more. He was, said the (...)

Kevin Lunney was kidnapped, beaten and brutalised, his leg broken,  and his neck and chest slashed with a Stanley knife in a frenzied attack. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The empire built up by Seán Quinn over decades from humble beginnings sprawls across the landscape of south Fermanagh and Co Cavan, deeply entwined in(...)

PSNI officers at the laneway at Kinawley in Co Fermanagh where Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney was abducted   on Tuesday. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

Senior executives at Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) who have been subjected to a nearly five-year campaign of violence and threats have been advised (...)

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