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The outside of the Mulberry Bush public house and surrounding buildings in Birmingham the day after the bombings in 1974. Photograph:  PA/PA Wire

The “head of the IRA” has given permission for the 1974 Birmingham pub bombers to be named at an inquest, jurors have been told. The attacks the Mulb(...)

Acme Whistles owner and chief executive Simon Topman: “No matter the scenario, British business people will find a way.” Photograph: Simon Hadley

To an outsider from Ireland on a visit to Brexit Britain, the Birmingham businessman Simon Topman is the raffish epitome of an English gentleman. He (...)

Bridget Lawlor (pictured at work in St Chad’s Hospital in Birmingham in  1955) was among the many Irish women to emigrate to Britain to work for the NHS.  Photograph: Raymond Kleboe/Picture Post/Getty Images

It’s a bleak February morning, and I’m walking across Phibsboro, talking with my mam on the phone. The calving season is at its height down on the far(...)

Julie Hambleton, whose sister Maxine was killed in the Birmingham Bombing, arriving on the first day of the inquest. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Long-awaited inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 IRA Birmingham pub bombings began on Monday with a minute’s silence for the victims. T(...)

George Fleming: “Our Northern Ireland politicians should back Theresa May”

George Fleming of Fleming Agri Products says the bread and butter of his business is in Britain and Ireland. Based in Newbuildings, Co Derry, Fleming (...)

Meat Industry Ireland says  tariffs on Irish beef imports into the UK would be around €750m on current trade levels, effectively pricing Irish beef out of the UK market.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Confirmation that the UK will apply tariffs on food imports in a no-deal Brexit “demonstrates the gravity of the situation for the Irish farming secto(...)

Dalata’s planned hotel in Glasgow

Northern Irish developer McAleer & Rushe has received planning permission for two UK hotels to be operated by the Republic’s largest hotel operato(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Coyne meet with the Mayor of Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins today finishes a three-day visit to Britain, where he will meet with  members of the Irish community in Liverpoo(...)

Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, along with  the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall   attend a reception at Victoria Gallery and Museum, University of Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has warned of a coarsening of the debate over Brexit on both sides of the Irish Sea, calling for patience and an acknowled(...)

 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina will begin a three-day visit to the UK on Monday. Mr Higgins will begin his visit in Birmingham and (...)

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