The Kincora boys’ home in Belfast

Opinion: Questions may arise about Hague’s judgment in accepting advice not to publish Welsh report

A member of the Orange Order wearing a sash and draped in the union flag marches in Belfast. Figures suggest  the order is a weak and declining organisation. Photograph: Reuters

Electoral politics in Northern Ireland plays out not between but within communities

Activists  outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the Hobby Lobby ruling.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Opinion: Principle of separation of church and state blurred

Gerry Conlon shows the letter of apology he received from then prime minister Tony Blair, in 2005.  Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA

Opinion: It was plain that the Guildford Four, like the Birmingham Six and Judith Theresa Ward had been framed

Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave. ‘The film invited audiences to feel outrage against an aspect of history, then to savour the warmth that comes from the triumph of decency in the final reel. No prompt to face the fact of slavery remaining a reality for tens of millions today.’

Opinion: Thai authorities do a U-turn over forced labour

‘These things speak as eloquently of the harsh realities and beautiful romance of football as anything likely to emerge from Brazil over the coming month.’ Above,  an alley decorated in the Brazilian national colours to celebrate the World Cup. Photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Opinion: These are the World Cup facts the ‘experts’ keep under wraps

First Minister Peter Robinson with members of Muslim community during his visit to the Belfast Islamic Centre where made a public apology for any offence caused to Muslims by his defence of a controversial preacher. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye /PA

Racism is a blight spreading across the terrain

‘Eamon Gilmore, Pat Rabbitte, Joan Burton and the rest made their choice and may never be forgiven.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Opinion: The major unions’ leaderships likely to suffer reputational damage from the falling rubble of Labour principles

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron attends a Q & A session at an engineering company as joins his Conservative Party's election campaign for the European elections, in Woodchester, southern England May 8, 2014. Britain votes in local and European elections on May 22.    REUTERS/Andrew Winning   (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Opinion: Both Conservatives and Labour have form when it comes to deals with the DUP in exchange for Commons votes

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