Peter Murtagh

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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 (...)

The laneway where Kevin Lunney was abducted is cordoned off by PSNI. Photograph: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker

A dozen-strong gang had prepared a horsebox as a mobile torture chamber before they carried out a two-hour attack on Kevin Lunney, the Quinn Industria(...)

Former INM chief executive Gavin O’Reilly, who says that when he learned recently which of his emails had been compromised by the hacking, he felt ‘sick and disgusted’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sensitive private information relating to divorce proceedings, children’s welfare and the personal finances of the former chief executive officer of I(...)

Peter Murtagh and his wife Moira and children Patrick and Natasha, with  editor of The Irish Times  Paul O’Neill in the Irish Times newsroom. Photograph: James Forde

Peter Murtagh, veteran Irish Times reporter and editor whose career spanned Dublin and London’s Fleet Street, has brought an end to an accomplished, i(...)

Members of the Fingal Battalion Direct Action Group.outside Minister for Health Simon Harris’s house last weekend. Photograph: Facebook

Despite calling themselves the Fingal Battalion, the protesters who gathered outside the homes of Ministers Simon Harris and Richard Bruton are neithe(...)

 Northway Mushrooms’ operations manager Elaine Shaw at the company’s new £25 million compost facility in Tyrone.  Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Puns aside, the mushroom industry in Ireland really is in the dark as to what will happen after Brexit. While the all-island argi-food sector is the (...)

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