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Mary Talbot celebrated her 100th birthday  surrounded by friends and family at the London Irish Centre’s luncheon club last year.

More than 30 years ago Irish woman Mary Talbot joined the London Irish Centre after her husband died. The second World War nurse and mother of six chi(...)

Artist Ian Parker: “It’s the technique of painting itself that is a challenge, to anyone, disabled or able-bodied. It requires skill and practice and patience.”

When artist Ian Parker was growing up in the West Sussex market town of Crawley, he didn’t see himself represented in the books he read. Parker was b(...)

Stéphane Coispel, manager of French transport firm AllianCeuropE, at Cherbourg port: “It is very expensive for us, you have damage to trailers and we must repair them.”  Photograph: Jack Power

Stéphane Coispel is sitting in his car beside the barbed-wire fence enclosing Cherbourg port, one of several points of crossing that for migrants in E(...)

Fionnuala Zinnecker’s family on the beach in Dunkirk, France.

No matter how long you live in a place as an immigrant, you never really have the same feeling of belonging or shared heritage that the locally born c(...)

Floral tributes on Eastern Avenue, Grays, Essex, where 39 bodies were discovered in a refrigerated lorry. Photograph:  Kirsty O’Connor/PA

A trailer in which 39 migrants were found dead made two stops in the same area where the discovery was made after returning from a trip to Belgium in (...)

Floral tributes at the Waterglade Industrial Park in Grays, Essex, after 39 bodies were found inside a lorry trailer on the industrial estate. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The trailer in which 39 people were found dead in England earlier this week was leased from one Irish company to a second business also run from the R(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  said he would rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

The new Brexit commemorative 50 pence piece due to flood Britain’s tills in barely a month will be etched with pledges of “peace, prosperity and frien(...)

The Port of Dover is a trading cog worth £122bn (€136bn) a year in the engine of the UK’s economy. Photograph: Simon Carswell

From the Port of Dover’s terminal control tower, the north coast of France can be clearly seen on the horizon. The European Union’s busiest passenger(...)

Dominic Grieve told an audience in Dublin that the chances of a border poll on Irish unification ‘go up’ if Britain leaves the EU without a deal in October. Photograph: Simon Carswell

A “crash-out Brexit” would make a political crisis over the future status of Northern Ireland “more likely”, the Conservative MP and former UK attorne(...)

The actor Barry Keoghan, just 26, has yet to receive a nomination, but performances in high-profile films will have caught the attention of the Academy’s Board of Governors. Photograph: Joe Maher/Getty Image)

A busy array of Irish cinema professionals has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the latest hefty influx. The ne(...)

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