Hillsborough

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 Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield: Jury failed to reach a verdict in his trial earlier this year.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, where 96 people were killed, (...)

Seamus Mallon in 1998, when he was deputy first minister of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of Northern Ireland’s most prominent nationalist politicians, Seamus Mallon was at the heart of the Social Democratic and Labour Party for three d(...)

The Hillsborough memorial at Anfield in Liverpool on April 15th, 2019, where fans of the club  commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 Liverpool football fans were killed. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)

Graham Mackrell, the secretary of Sheffield Wednesday football club when 96 people were killed at its Hillsborough stadium on April 15th, 1989, has be(...)

‘King’ Kenny Dalglish, still fondly remembered on the Kop at Anfield. However my childhood dreams of one day sharing a  pitch at Liverpool with him soon evaporated.  Alex Livesey /Getty Images

Kenny Dalglish was born on the fourth of March, 1951. I know this without needing to look it up. As a boy, the date – gleaned from the back of a Topps(...)

John Hume at the announcement of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, a deal he roughly outlined to British officials eight years earlier. Photograph: Alan Betson

On April 10th, 1998, the Irish and British governments signed the Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland, bringing peace talks to an end. Below is th(...)

Former police chief suptrintendant David Duckenfield arrives at Preston Crown Court, in north west England in January. Photograph: EPA

A former club official has been convicted over the Hillsborough disaster but match commander David Duckenfield is facing a retrial after a jury failed(...)

Barry Devonside, whose son was killed in the Hillsborough stadimum disaster,  arrives at Preston crown court on Monday for the trial of David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A father whose two teenage daughters were killed in the Hillsborough stadium disaster has told a court that the worst moment of his life was having to(...)

The scene in Islington, north London,  where a 17-year-old boy died after  being stabbed on January 29th. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Fatal stabbings in England and Wales have reached the highest level since records began more than 70 years ago, official figures show. The homicide r(...)

David Duckenfield, match-day police commander at the Hillsborough football stadium disaster, arrives at court in Preston on Monday. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

A jury for the trial of the Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield is expected to be selected on Tuesday after 68 potential jurors were excuse(...)

The hulk of the ‘Betelgeuse’ lies at the oil Jetty at Whiddy Island in Co Cork on January 9th, 1979. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Successive Irish governments have been accused by the son of a victim of the Whiddy Island disaster of treating Irish workers as second-class citizens(...)

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