Peter Murtagh

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Visitors look  towards North Korea from a South Korean observation post  near the DMZ. Photograph: Getty Images

At the frontier between North and South Korea there is no sign whatsoever of imminent conflagration. It’s less a front line and more of a theme park. (...)

Ribbons with inscriptions calling for peace and reunification are displayed on a military fence at Imjingak peace park near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

The senior national security officials of the United States and South Korea spoke for about 40 minutes on Friday after North Korea announced plans to (...)

Simon Coveney has described his telephone call to an Air Corps  pilot who refused to fly him to Cork as an example of his ‘hands-on’ approach.  File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has described his telephone call to an Air Corps helicopter pilot who refused to fly him to Cork because of(...)

White cladding on the right of the Grenfell Tower block in North Kensington, London, in the aftermath of a fire in which at least 17 people have died. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Newly-appointed Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy spoke with senior officials about Irish fire safety standards, in the wake of the London fire trage(...)

Coast Guard personnel view the R116 recovery operation at Blackrock Island. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The report into the Rescue 116 crash, which claimed the lives of its four crew, is exceptionally detailed and thorough for the results of a preliminar(...)

Retired county manager Eddie Sheehy was cross-examined, for the second day, in a High Court case over illegal dumping. Photograph: Frank Miller

The retired Wicklow county manager was accused in court on Wednesday of presiding over a dishonest response to the European Commission when the county(...)

 Neighbours placed flowers and teddy bears at the scene of an apartment fire in Cluainin Cronan in Clondalkin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Were it not for the firefighters, gardaí, reporters and cameramen outside the small apartment block in the Kilcronan estate in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, (...)

Sinn Féin’s new leader Michelle O’Neill (left) arrives to address the IRA gunmen commemoration in Clonoe, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

If the wreath-laying ceremony at the spot where four IRA gunmen were shot dead was a test for Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin’s new leader in Northern Ire(...)

 Poker player Emmet Mullen (left) and painter Chris Fisher, two disenchanted Omagh non-voters. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

If opinion pollsters want to test the mood of the electorate in Northern Ireland, they could do worse than chat with Barbara, Sandra and Doreen on the(...)

 Sinn Féin’s  northern leader Michelle O’Neill (right)  launching  her election campaign on February 6th.  There were queues outside the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland in Belfast, as voters registered or checked that they were still on the register. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Keith Hollywood stood beneath the stairs leading up to the electoral office rolling a cigarette between his thumb and forefinger, the paper just lick(...)

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