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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(...)

 Princess Diana shaking hands with a leprosy patient at Sitanala Leprosy Hospital in  Indonesia. Photograph:  Tim Graham/Getty Images

Few diseases in human history have provoked greater public fear than leprosy. In addition to losing limbs, sight, or even life, patients were shunned(...)

David Duckenfield arrives at Preston Crown Court on October 7th  in Preston, England. Photograph:  Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images

The “extraordinarily bad” failings of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield led to 96 deaths at the FA Cup semi-final, his retrial has been t(...)

File photograph dated March 2013 of former BBC and ITN newsreader Peter Sissons, who has died at the age of 77. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Peter George Sissons Born: July 17th, 1942 Died: October 1st, 2019 Of the many news bulletins Peter Sissons read over a 30-year career with ITN, Cha(...)

 Victims’ family members at  Buswells Hotel after the announcement that  the Stardust blaze will be subject to  a fresh inquest. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The inquest three years ago into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster – in which 96 football fans were fatally injured in a crush at an FA Cup semi-final – (...)

The observation car and bar on the Belmond Grand Hibernian.

The reaction from people who hear about my trip on the Belmond Grand Hibernian train, Ireland’s answer to the glamorous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express,(...)

Appeals have been made for the whereabouts of 24-year-old Cameron McClements from Hillsborough, Co Down who went missing whilst working at the Electric Picnic festival in County Laois earlier this week.

Appeals have been made for information on the whereabouts of a 24-year-old Electric Picnic worker who mysteriously disappeared from the festival on hi(...)

Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

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