Tom Murtagh

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Former hunger striker Laurence McKeown at the grave of Dr David Ross, at Kirkinriola Cemetery. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Prison doctor David Ross was powerless in the role of bedside bystander as he tended to 10 hunger strikers who died during the 1981 Maze prison hun(...)

Bord na Móna  will stop harvesting peat and  will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

When Gabriel Claffey joined Bord na Móna 60 years ago, he couldn’t have been happier. Just out of school, the 17-year-old from Ferbane, Co Offaly, got(...)

Judge Hughes jailed pig farmer Donal Connaughton for 10 weeks and fined him €3,000 with €5,400 costs. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A pig farmer has been jailed after a judge labelled him “an absolute disgrace” for failing to prevent an environmental time bomb from threatening lake(...)