Alfie Martin: the 95-year-old second World War hero called on councillors at Belfast City Hall to fulfill the promise of peace the end of the war had brought elsewhere. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Alfie Martin, a 95-year-old second World War hero, caught the current mood at Belfast City Hall yesterday. The war was supposed to be about “peace in(...)

The Beverley sisters Babs, Joy and Teddie. Joy Beverley has died aged 91, after she reportedly suffered a stroke last week. Photograph: PA

Joy Beverley’s family has paid tribute to “the most wonderful woman” after the singer died at the age of 91. Her daughter Vicky said: “She was the mos(...)

Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liberator, Daniel O’Connell in the UK. Pictured is the O’Connell street statue. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liber(...)

Kilmore Quay RNLI volunteer Joe Maddock. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The nine people rescued off the Wexford coast owe their lives to wearing lifejackets, staying together, and a faulty search light. “That and the fac(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls: “Migrants must be treated with dignity, lodged and cared for. Our duty is to find long-term solutions”. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Prime minister Manuel Valls made the most fervent official French plea to date on behalf of migrants who are “fleeing war, persecution, torture and op(...)

 A migrant looks from behind the fence at the border from Serbia into Hungary on Saturday. The  Hungarian authorities said a record number of migrants crossed the border from Serbia last week. Photograph: Getty

Germany, France and Britain have jointly called for urgent EU talks on the escalating migration crisis in Europe. The three “underlined the necessity(...)

George Eastham in action for  England in 1966. Photograph: Allsport UK /Allsport

George Eastham needed help. Eastham and his wife had moved into a new club-owned house in Newcastle but the garden was a mess, the grate on the firepl(...)

Glebe Gardens and Café is a Baltimore spot set up by Pete and Jean Perry, a couple who ran a market garden and farm shop in Gloucestershire, and wh(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt faces a number of difficult decisions when it comes to selecting his squad for the World Cup. 2:54

Some celebrated outside backs are likely to miss out on the Ireland 31-man squad when it is submitted to the World Cup organisers by 5pm on Monday. No(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic Sean Hoare and Derry’s Ciaran O’Connor battle for possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Derry City 1 St Patrick’s Athletic expect to confirm on Saturday that Chris Forrester has joined Peterborough United af(...)