› Sun, 16 Jul 2017
On of the old dwellings from the deserted village on Achill Island. Heinrich Böll visited here and in in his book ‘Irish Journal’ he described the village slowly returning to nature over time. Hauntingly, he says ‘and time passed quickly because nothing happened’. The village was abandoned during the period of Michael Davitt’s Land League campaigns. The village (probably home to more than 100 families) existed on the boggy slopes of Slievemore Mountain and most of the dwellings were one room houses which were shared with livestock, and families no more than existed on small land holdings of poor quality.
› Wed, 05 Jul 2017
Preparing for the 12 July Parades and bonfires in the Fountain area of Derry, the only remaining Loyalist area on the West Bank of the city.
› Mon, 03 Jul 2017
Looks like there’s separatist trouble brewing in the People’s Republic of Cork. Is the Cork equivalent of ‘Brexit’ ‘Cork-xit’??
› Sat, 17 Jun 2017
From my essay on Sarajevo: 25 years after the Siege (coming soon). Sarajevo is a tolerant and multicultural city in a world where this is sometimes lacking. This image was taken at the spot where Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were killed in 1914.
› Sat, 10 Jun 2017
I’m delighted the Irish Independent ran my photo essay on the 20th anniversary of the camera phone. It’s a nice, feel-good piece to counter some of the recent troubling events elsewhere.