Liverpool supporters trying to escape the crush on the Leppings Lane terrace at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, on April 15th, 1989. Photograph: Hillsborough inquest /EPA

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This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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The Von Trapp family ensemble, with Steven Houghton as Captain von Trapp, in the original The Sound of Music stage show, which comes to Dublin from August 17th

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A portrait of Lord Houghton wearing the insignia  by Walter Frederick Osborne, which is in the National Portrait Gallery in London

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Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.  Mr Clegg announced his resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats after a dismal election performance. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

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 Aer Lingus: results out tomorrow.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Airline said John Hurley would be working closely with chief executive Michael O’Leary and its Labs team. Photograph: Alan Betson / Irish Times

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