Peter Murtagh

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There have been a number of media ownership changes in the three years to 2017.  Photograph: Alan Betson

A fresh examination of who owns and who controls media in Ireland is to be undertaken by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The authority (...)

Irish Rail staff speak to passengers at the  blocked entrance to Connolly train station on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Connolly train station in central Dublin has reopened after the discovery of suspected explosive material near the building forced its closure on Mond(...)

Denis O’Brien failed in his Supreme Court bid. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Supreme Court has refused to allow businessman Denis O’Brien leave to challenge a Court of Appeal rejection of his attempt to get discovery agains(...)

Adrian Nestor from Kilcolgan, Co Galway. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has said the imposition of community service on a drink driver who killed a pedestrian and injured two gardaí reinfo(...)

Adrian Nestor from Kilcolgan, Co Galway, outside Galway Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

A drunk driver, who killed an elderly pedestrian and injured two gardaí – one of them seriously – has been given 240 hours community service in lieu o(...)

DNA profiling allows for certitude when determining the parentage of an individual because DNA is inherited directly from parent to child

Significant advances in DNA technology over the past three decades have made it possible to prove that Joanne Hayes was not the mother of Baby John, w(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Liam Cosgrave’s beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangeme(...)

Former Irish Times sports journalist Tom Humphries arriving at  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on Tuesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“I would like to sincerely thank the family of Tom Humphries, ” wrote the young woman he abused as a child. “Without them reporting this, I do not kn(...)

Peter Twomey holding baby Alexandra with his partner Claire Woods at their home in Portobello, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Debates and discussions on abortion in Ireland rarely include men’s experiences. The fact is, though, that for every one of the 170,000 people from Ir(...)

The  destroyed Wilson’s Bridge in Swan Park, Buncrana, Co Donegal.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The Gallagher family were in their living room when the mountain behind them began to move, but they had no idea what was going on. Their home is a m(...)

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