Annie Murphy

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Bishop Eamonn Casey at the papal youth Mass in Galway in 1979. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Along with his mitre, Bishop Eamonn Casey wore many other hats during his career. He was said to have been perturbed when appointed a young bishop of (...)

 Nawal Kabouche-Kouadri and Philip Donovan at furniture shop  The Big Up in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When Nawal Kabouche-Kouadri arrived in Ireland 10 years ago the Celtic Tiger was still roaring, “and I discovered the skip”, she says. She didn’t know(...)

Gay Byrne was the first broadcaster in Ireland to instigate telephone technology as part of what we now know as ‘talkback radio’. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Gaybo changed Ireland: discuss!” That’s the question broadcast historian Dr Finola Doyle O’Neill set for herself, and her conclusion is emphatic. “G(...)

Red Cliff House has had quite a history. Perched at the the water's edge on the Dingle Peninsula, it offers 180-degree views from Inch Beach round (...)

Telling the story: an Iraqi Kurdish child at Isikveren refugee camp, on the Turkish border with Iraq, in 1991. Photograph: Nabil Ismail/AFP/Getty

THE SALVATION OF TORY ISLAND 1981-1984 Gerry Moriarty Charlie Haughey, then leader of the opposition, looked up at me from under hoode(...)

For its first serious foray into religious programming, TV3 went old school. None of your Kumbaya guitar strumming or soft explorations about the mean(...)

Telling his story: Peter Murphy with Donal MacIntyre of TV3

Peter Murphy, son of former Bishop of Galway Eamon Casey and Annie Murphy is now 38. He sells consumer electronics in a store near Boston. He was in (...)

Arthur Pennell and Peter Murphy, at the time of the revelation that Peter was the son of Eamon Casey. Photograph Matt Kavanagh

A frosty reception from Bishop Eamon Casey and his then comparatively affluent circumstances in Galway prompted the 1992 call to The Irish Times which(...)

Mother and son: Annie and Peter Murphy. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Peter Murphy is a big guy. Relaxed, affable, with no chips. He is, he says, “a fat single white guy, with a cat . . . I’m basically any comedian’s wet(...)

Retiring head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies Andy Pollak has called for an increased focus on practical North-South co-operation.

Andy Pollak, who is standing down as head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies in Armagh, has warned that the British and Irish governments are losi(...)

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