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Taoiseach Micheál Martin  greets British prime minister Boris Johnson  on the steps of Hillsborough Castle in Belfast. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/AFP via Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, after meeting British prime minister Boris Johnson, has warned of the need to avoid a “second significant systemic shock” of(...)

The mood music that accompanied the meeting at Hillsborough Castle between Taoiseach Micheál Martin and British prime minister Boris Johnson was a hopeful sign that the relationship between the two leaders will have a positive impact on British-Irish relations in the years ahead. Photograph: Brian Lawless/AFP via Getty Images

The mood music that accompanied the meeting at Hillsborough Castle between Taoiseach Micheál Martin and British prime minister Boris Johnson was a hop(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin walking with British prime minister Boris Johnson in the gardens at Hillsborough Castle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson seemed to get on well together at Hillsborough Castle in their first encounter as Taoiseach and British prime ministe(...)

Michael Dunlop is comforted on the podium by his girlfriend Jill after winning the 250cc race at the North West 200 just two days after his father Robert was killed during practice for the same race. Photo: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

It was no different from the usual race start. He took off down the road, his feet skiing along the ground, others leaning forward to stop the front w(...)

Principality Stadium in Cardiff. There are few if any better places in the world to enjoy a big rugby match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Descending from the valleys like red-clad wildebeest, they squeeze into Cardiff’s watering holes, cheek by jowl with friend and foe in heady anticipat(...)

Paul Cook:  the Wigan Athletic  manager is facing an anxious wait as his club have appealed a 12-point deduction for entering administration. Photograph:  Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

At least two Championship clubs are set to face an agonising wait over whether they will drop into League One even if they finish in the relegation zo(...)

A Florida National guardsman directs drivers of cars waiting at a coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photograph: AP

Florida banned alcohol consumption at its bars on Friday as the coronavirus threatened to spiral out of control in the state. The move came as Florid(...)

After successive nonentities apparently briefed to do and say the minimum, appointing Smith, the tough and skilled former Tory chief whip, did indicate genuine Johnson interest in restoring Stormont. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

No details man, Boris Johnson is reputedly forensic about those who cross him. It has been clear for some time that Julian Smith would cease to be Nor(...)

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher with taoiseach Charles Haughey on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, in May 1980. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

It was not a high-profile year in Anglo-Irish relations. Everything seemed becalmed in 1989. Yet Charles Haughey was constantly being asked questions (...)

Former police chief superintendent David Duckenfield arriving at Preston Crown Court on Thursday. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield has been found not guilty of gross negligence manslaughter more than 30 years(...)

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