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Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports at Holyhead. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Irish-bound lorries are facing seven-kilometre tailbacks into Holyhead as Brexit stockpiling, weather delays and the loss of a ferry to a Covid-19 out(...)

The port health authorities at Liverpool instructed that the Stena Line’s Irish sea ferry Stena Edda must be held at Birkenhead, across the River Mersey from Liverpool, as a precaution. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

More than 300 passengers were stranded overnight on a ferry bound for Belfast from Liverpool due to some crew members coming down with Covid-19. The (...)

Marcus Rashford: sparked a nationwide campaign after the British government voted against extending the provision of free school meals until next Easter for children in need.  Photo: Fareshare/Mark Waugh/PA

When Marcus Rashford wakes up on Saturday morning, he’s entitled to feel that it has been a fairly productive week. First he swooped in to score the (...)

Ben Kavanagh wearing a mask and gogles in an appearance on RTÉ recently.

An Irishman quarantined in Britain for two weeks after being airlifted out of China’s coronavirus-struck Wuhan is preparing to return to his home in C(...)

Britain’s new polar research ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough is pictured prior to the naming ceremony in Birkenhead, northwest England on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

A scientific research ship the public wanted to call Boaty McBoatface will be formally named after Sir David Attenborough on Thursday. Britain’s Duke(...)

 Fans donate food to a foodbank outside the ground ahead of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on December 2nd 2018 in Liverpool. Photograph:  Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

It’s a busy mid-Sunday morning in Birkenhead’s Charles Thompson Mission, and Republic of Ireland international Jon Walters is getting to grips with th(...)

 British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn eats his lunch on board a train to Hull from Leeds. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Labour’s governing body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), is on Tuesday expected to accept a definition of anti-Semitism which Jewish groups ha(...)

England’s Paul Waring with  the trophy after winning the Nordea Masters golf tournament at Hills Golf Club in Mölndal, Sweden on Sunday. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/AP

England’s Paul Waring admitted he doubted whether he would ever win on the European Tour after finally doing so at the 200th attempt with a nerve-rack(...)

The RRS Sir David Attenborough polar research ship’s hull is launched in the river Mersey, England. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

David Attenborough has said he was “extraordinarily emotional” as he launched the hull of a polar research ship named after him into the water for the(...)

Mary and John Green, great grandchildren of John Redmond, with photographs of Willie and John Redmond. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

There is a photograph in the Redmond family collection which may well be the last one taken of Major Willie Redmond MP. Redmond, who is wearing his (...)