Merlyn Rees: letter he wrote has been discovered in the British National Archives in Kew by RTÉ’s Investigation Unit

British ministers sanctioned the use of torture against internees in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s, home secretary Merlyn Rees told Labour prim(...)

Alan McGee: ‘Sony hated me because I was horrible and took the piss all the time.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s 1994 and Alan McGee is in a taxi on his way to the airport for yet another London to Los Angeles flight. Thanks to Oasis, Primal Scream and My Bl(...)

Ed Miliband campaigning in Walworth, south London. Labour is running at 10 points ahead of the Conservatives in the polls. Photograph: PA

There’s a spring in the step of many a British Tory MP these days. At last the prospects for the general election in 2015 do not appear so grim, the e(...)