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The Miami Showband (from left): Tony Geraghty, Fran O'Toole, Ray Millar, Des McAlea (Des Lee), Brain McCory and Stephen Travers. Photograph courtsey of Stephen Travers

It wasn’t until my 50th year, when I read a scholarly essay about Northern Ireland, that I realised I was “a child of the Troubles”. It was, however, (...)

Herbert Chapman chats with G M Foster at Highbury. Photo: J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

He slipped away with a suddenness that shocked England, succumbing to pneumonia on January 6th, 1934, just five days after picking up “a chill” watchi(...)

The Stranglers  before the departure of original singer Hugh Cornwell (right) from the line-up, with late keyboardist Dave Greenfield at left, bassist Jean-Jacques Burnel (second left) and drummer Jet Black. File photograph: Getty

The Stranglers’ keyboard player Dave Greenfield has died at the age of 71 after testing positive for coronavirus. Greenfield, originally from Bright(...)

Northern secretary James Prior and minister for justice Michael Noonan at Iveagh House, Dublin, in 1984. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Presumably the Anglo-Irish desk at the Department of Foreign Affairs was a clearing house for gossip, insights and even some kites, leaks and scoops t(...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Richard McIIkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power. Behind them is Paul Hill of the Guildford Four. Photograph Joe St Leger

The Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six rounded on Charles Haughey for not publicly declaring their innocence or doing more to seek their release, c(...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Richard McIIkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power. Behind them is Paul Hill of the Guildford Four. Photograph Joe St Leger.

The British government was reluctant to release the Birmingham Six because of pressure from Tory hardliners and concerns it would cause a “scandal” in(...)

Photograph: PA Wire

The full story of Ian Bailey’s conviction in a French court and the next steps in the legal battle Monday December 23rd marks the 23rd anniversa(...)

Ian Bailey fears he will die in a French prison if he is extradited to France. File photograph: Damien Eagers/AFP/Getty

Ian Bailey fears he will die in a French prison if the Irish courts allow him to be extradited to France to serve a 25-year sentence for the murder of(...)

Príomh Aire Shasana Boris Johnson. Grianghraf:  Grianghraf: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ar thug tú an t-athrú diaidh ar ndiaidh faoi deara?An bogadh beag ar gcúl? Ó thosnaigh na comhráití baotha maidir le himeacht nó le díbirt na Banríoch(...)

Rianne Smith, who runs Aquaventures diving school in Baltimore in Co Cork: “Our broker told us he was finding it hard to renew our insurance.” Photograph: Provision

Diving companies and schools in Ireland are facing major problems in getting insurance because specialist British-based insurers are reluctant to offe(...)

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