Peter Murtagh is an Irish journalist and author. He is co-author, with Joe Joyce, of The Boss - Charles J Haughey in Government (Poolbeg, 1983) and Blind Justice, the Sallins Mail Train Robbery (Poolbeg, 1984); author of The Rape of Greece - the king, the colonels and the resistance (Simon & Schuster, 1994); co-author, with Natasha Murtagh, of Buen Camino! a father daughter journey from Croagh Patrick to Santiago de Compostela (Gill and Macmillan, 2011); and co-author, since 2001, of the annual Irish Times Book of the Year, an anthology of the best writing from the newspaper in the 12 months prior to publication. He received the award for Outstanding Work in Irish Journalism in 1984 for his revelations about the government of Charles J Haughey in 1982, and the Reporter of the Year award in the United Kingdom in 1986 for revelations, in The Guardian newspaper in London, concerning the removal from the so-called 'shoot-to-kill' investigation in Northern Ireland of Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester, John Stalker. In 2016, he received the award for Investigative Journalism in Ireland for his reporting on Denis O'Brien, reputedly Ireland's richest man. Murtagh has been, variously, deputy foreign editor of The Guardian; editor of The Sunday Tribune newspaper of Dublin (which had ceased publication); foreign editor, opinion editor and managing editor of The Irish Times newspaper of Dublin, where he works now as a reporter.