Mary Gilmartin: ‘My brother, sister and I, between us, have lived in the US, Britain, Australia, South Africa, Indonesia, Qatar and Egypt. Our cousins are scattered across Ireland, Britain and the US: from Sligo to Dublin, from Glasgow to London, and from New York to South Dakota, Texas and California.’

When I teach university undergraduate students in Ireland about migration, I ask them each to construct a migration family tree. I do this so that stu(...)

The review is expected to reveal a culture of ignorance which “protected” Savile. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Publication of Dame Janet Smith’s report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out campaigns of abuse over decades at the BBC has been postpon(...)

Broadcaster Stuart Hall has been been found not guilty by a jury at Preston Crown Court of raping two young girls, but he was convicted of one count of indecent assault. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Veteran British broadcaster Stuart Hall was cleared today of raping two young girls but he was convicted of one count of indecent assault.A jury at Pr(...)

British actor William Roache (second right), who plays the character of Ken Barlow in the soap opera Coronation Street, arrives with his sons James (left) and Linus (second left), and daughter Verity at Preston Crown Court in Preston. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Coronation Street star William Roache wrote a letter to a 14-year-old girl weeks after he indecently assaulted her and asked her to reply “when you st(...)

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall (left), leaves Preston Crown Court after it was announced he has admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged nine. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The BBC is to hold a separate investigation into abuse carried out by the broadcaster Stuart Hall while working at the corporation, it has said(...)

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged nine.

Everybody under 60 has a television childhood, a sort of snowy screen in the memory that fizzes into life at peculiar times, most often these d(...)