President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Wendy and Colin Parry at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace Centre, Warrington. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography.

Twenty years ago, still reeling from the killing of their 12-year-old son Tim by an IRA bomb that tore through a busy shopping street in Warrington(...)

Search and rescue teams  at the site of an explosion at a wood flour mill in Bosley, Cheshire. Photograph: Chris Neil/Sunday Telegraph/PA Wire

Smouldering ruins at the scene of an explosion at a wood flour mill in the village of Bosley, Cheshire are still being doused as firefighters begin th(...)

The scene at Wood Flour Mills in Bosley, near Macclesfield, England, after  explosions and fire on Friday, July 17th, 2015. Four people were missing after the blasts.  Photograph: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service/PA Wire

Three men and one woman remain unaccounted for after a fire and two subsequent explosions at a wood flour mill. Search-and-rescue teams are waiting t(...)

Aurel Sercu believes that the remains in John Condon’s grave in Poelcapelle cemetery belong to Irish-born rifleman Patrick Fitzsimmons. Photograph: Wernervc/Wikimedia Commons

There is no first World War grave more visited or more controversial than that of the “boy soldier” from Waterford city Pte John Condon. Condon was w(...)

The Smiler ride at Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire – one of the people seriously injured in last week’s  crash has had her left leg amputated. Photograph: PA

One of the people seriously injured in last week’s Alton Towers rollercoaster crash has had her left leg amputated above the knee, doctors have confir(...)

Under a rescue plan being prepared, Ladbrokes Ireland plans to close 60 of its 196 betting shops and cut 250 of its 850 jobs. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

British bookmaker Betfred is understood to have expressed interest in bidding for Ladbrokes’ troubled Irish business. Ladbrokes Ireland plans to clo(...)

Martin Green, who has died aged 82, was a writer, poet and publisher. Among the many books he encouraged as an editor at MacGibbon and Kee in the 1960(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

File photo of Barbara Knox dated 2010. The Coronation Street actress has entered a guilty plea for a drink driving charge. Photograph: Jackson/Getty Images

Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has admitted drink-driving.The 81-year-old, who plays Rita Tanner in the ITV soap, entered a guilty plea at Cre(...)

The Cemfjord cargo ship after it overturned off the north coast of Scotland.  Photograph: RNLI Wick/PA

Severe weather is likely to have played a part in the capsize and sinking of a cargo ship off northern Scotland with eight crew on board, the vessel’s(...)