Des O’Hagan: survived at least two attempts on his life. Photograph: Michael Brennan

Des O’Hagan, who has died aged 81, was a link to the Northern upheavals in the early 1970s. He was director of education of Official Sinn Féin and the(...)

Cherie Blair: “The Daily Mail in particular didn’t like the idea of a girl like me coming from a working-class Liverpool Catholic family – I mean none of these things appeal to the editor of the Daily Mail.” photograph: jin lee/bloomberg

In the wake of the Daily Mail’s attack on late Marxist academic Ralph Miliband, the “Hated by the Daily Mail” novelty badges and slogan T-shirts have (...)

Plans on how to regulate the British press industry have been delayed until later this month after a difficult meeting of the key players rejected the(...)

 Ed Miliband: “It’s perfectly legitimate for the Daily Mail to talk about my father’s politics but when they say that he hated Britain I was not willing to put up with that.” Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Ed Miliband has been given support from David Cameron and Nick Clegg over his decision to take on the Daily Mail in response to an article he claimed (...)

Ed Miliband said the newspaper profile was based on a diary entry written by his adolescent father, who fled Belgium aged 16 to escape the Nazis. 
Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Labour leader Ed Miliband was embroiled in an extraordinary war of words with a national newspaper after it stood by a profile describing his father a(...)