‘A clear case of suicide.’

A police detective I once knew was asked to investigate a 'suspicious death' in a rural province in Ireland. The body lay, face down, in an abandoned building with a large knife driven so hard through his back, it was embedded in the floor. "It's a clear case of suicide," he joked. The Man Who…Read more ‘A clear case of suicide.’

Choctaw Native Americans honoured in Cork for famine aid

A donation from the Choctaw Nation of Native Americansto alleviate the hardship of Irish people during the famine has been marked with the dedication of a commemorative sculpture in Cork. A delegation from the Choctaw tribe, including their chief, were among those in Midleton for the ceremony this afternoon. read more

Told You So

Three years ago I photographed a UFO, not once, but a dozen times over a period of one and a half hours. It was in May 2014. It was later dismissed by two friends, one a professional photographer and the other, an academic physicist and they both had plausible explanations albeit a little too technical…Read more Told You So


While on my way to the funeral of an old friend's mother today and reflecting on death, a poem sprang to mind but I couldn't focus or write, I was speechless. Speechless because of the wanton horror of events in Manchester. Speechless because I can't fathom how consumed with hatred the perpetrators of such an…Read more Speechless

The Rare Archival Photos Behind ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

While investigating the heinous Osage murders for my new book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI I also came to know the victims’ faces, by David Grann One day in 2012, when I was visiting the Osage Nation Museum, in Oklahoma, I saw a panoramic photograph on the…Read more The Rare Archival Photos Behind ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’