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Tom Farrell

Tom Farrell is a freelance journalist who has published in several national Irish newspapers.

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From Belfast to Kaesong: Peace campaigner reflects on WomenCrossDMZ

From Belfast to Kaesong: Peace campaigner reflects on WomenCrossDMZ

Mairead Maguire unimpressed with criticism, thinks peace walk across Korea has already had an impact

From Belfast to Kaesong: Peace campaigner reflects on WomenCrossDMZ
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell July 10, 2015
Northern Irish march in solidarity with Korea peace walk

Northern Irish march in solidarity with Korea peace walk

Activist unable to come to Korea for peace march organizes supporting event in Derry

Northern Irish march in solidarity with Korea peace walk
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell May 26, 2015
Documentary captures oddities of Rodman in North Korea

Documentary captures oddities of Rodman in North Korea

Film captures surreal sight of erratic, eccentric basketball player in the North's 'button-up' environment

Documentary captures oddities of Rodman in North Korea
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell April 24, 2015
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright: North Korea’s role in funding suicide bombings

Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright: North Korea’s role in funding suicide bombings

Tamil Tigers, innovators in the field of suicide attacks, were clients of Pyongyang arms sales

Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright: North Korea’s role in funding suicide bombings
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell March 13, 2014
North Korea’s role in Sri Lanka’s bloody insurgencies

North Korea’s role in Sri Lanka’s bloody insurgencies

Pyongyang has history of backing radical nationalist movements in civil war

North Korea’s role in Sri Lanka’s bloody insurgencies
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell March 12, 2014
Breaking in Baengnyeong: The world’s ‘most dangerous’ border

Breaking in Baengnyeong: The world’s ‘most dangerous’ border

Island nearest to North Korean shores has "frontline" reputation

Breaking in Baengnyeong: The world’s ‘most dangerous’ border
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell December 11, 2013
Can North Korea follow Myanmar’s path away from military rule?

Can North Korea follow Myanmar’s path away from military rule?

Kim Jong Un may regard the evolution of Burma’s Tatmadaw as a warning

Can North Korea follow Myanmar’s path away from military rule?
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell December 2, 2013
One man’s plea for South Korea’s lost prisoners of war

One man’s plea for South Korea’s lost prisoners of war

This South Korean solider spent almost 50 years as a POW in North Korea – and some are still there

One man’s plea for South Korea’s lost prisoners of war
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell May 23, 2013
Rocky road to Pyongyang: DPRK-IRA relations in the 1980s

Rocky road to Pyongyang: DPRK-IRA relations in the 1980s

"In 1986 two Group B operatives travelled to Pyongyang to train with specialised KPA units"

Rocky road to Pyongyang: DPRK-IRA relations in the 1980s
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell May 17, 2013
A Meal Fit For A Kim – NK’s Overseas Disco-Diners

A Meal Fit For A Kim – NK’s Overseas Disco-Diners

In part 3 of his "Afters of Evil" series, Tom Farrell reflects on the morals of eating at DPRK funded restaurants, wondering how they serve the Pyongyang government.

A Meal Fit For A Kim – NK’s Overseas Disco-Diners
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell January 2, 2013