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 The Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Nine thousand children died in Ireland’s Mother and Baby Homes between 1922 and 1998, including three-quarters of all the children born, or admitted t(...)

Matt Hancock: announced the programme that will enable local authorities to proceed with mass testing for asymtomatic cases. Photograph: PA Wire

The British government is to roll out mass community testing across England, to detect people who have Covid-19 but show no symptoms. The programme, (...)

Culture television August 2019. Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby with his gang in Peaky Blinders series four. Photograph: Robert Viglasky/Caryn Mandabach/BBC

Britain at the end of the first World War was a country in a state of foment, and its government led by David Lloyd George lived in terror of a commun(...)

From 2007 (from the left): then first minister Ian Paisley, deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, Britain’s prime minister Tony Blair and taoiseach Bertie Ahern inside the main hall of Stormont Assembly in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/Pool/PA Wire

Tony Blair told Martin McGuinness that the British were partially responsible for the conditions that led to the Troubles, a new documentary states. (...)

Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott with Brian Downey and Gary Moore in 1974. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty

With input from the late Dublin rock star’s close friends and family, Emer Reynolds’s new film, Songs for While I’m Away, puts forward a different (...)

October, 2019: British police forensics officers work on the  lorry in which 39 people died. File photograph: PA

The people-smuggling ring behind the migrant deaths in Essex was an Irish-Romanian enterprise. Gheorghe Nica Romanian Nica was said to be the “key o(...)

Passengers are seen disembarking from an inter-terminal train at London Gatwick Airport. The Irish Government is considering a ban on non-essential travel from Britain in response to a new, fast-spreading Covid-19 strain that has been found in England. Photograph: Bloomberg

A 48-hour ban on all flights arriving into the Republic from Britain comes into force at midnight tonight as part of an emergency response to growing (...)

 Every year, about 450,000 freight units pass through Holyhead, which is run by the Swedish shipping company, Stena Line.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/ Getty

A UK parliamentary committee has expressed “deep concern” at the failure to build border customs facilities for Welsh port traffic before Brexit comes(...)

Roland Gift. Photograph: Scott Campbell/Redferns via Getty

There are no film posters up in Roland Gift’s house in London, and the platinum discs are all packed away. It’s a home that gives few clues to the rem(...)

Tom Barry said in 1976: “I back the right of Republicans to shoot, kill and bomb British occupying forces. Nobody can deny that. But I do not back the bombing of obvious civilian targets like pubs and that bloody carry-on.”

Tom Barry, the architect of the Kilmichael ambush during the War of Independence, “point blank” refused to support republican hunger strikers in Portl(...)

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