Wormwood Scrubs: There are 950-1,000 Irish prisoners in various British jails, mostly in England. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA

On January 25th, 1985, an ad appeared on the classifieds page of this newspaper seeking a coordinator for am organisation called the Irish Commission (...)

The aftermath of  a suspected gas explosion on Penn Road in Wolverhampton, England. Photograph: West Midlands Fire Service/PA Wire

A woman saved by her washing machine after a suspected gas blast destroyed her home has thanked rescuers. Wendy Ayoub said she was recovering well in(...)

Republic of Ireland international Ciaran Clark returns to the Aston Villa squad for their home clash against Swansea. Photograph:   Steve Langan/Inpho

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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(...)

Former British prime minister John Major has warned that a minority Labour government will be held “to ransom on a vote by vote basis” by the Scottish National Party. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Former British prime minister John Major has warned that a minority Labour government will be held “to ransom on a vote by vote basis” by the Scottish(...)

Following his conviction for the 1997 double murders of  Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Shiels (60), Mark Nash will be serving four life sentences

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 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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Deirdre O’Kane as Christine Noble in Noble

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Chimney pots line the rooftops of houses in the Herne Hill district of London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

House prices have reached a new record high of £272,000 on average after surging by 11.7 per cent over the last year, according to an official report.(...)

The recovery in the UK property market made further ground during the second quarter of 2014, as values rose by an additional 3.3 per cent for all (...)