Hillsborough

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Bertie Ahern, Tony Blair and George Mitchell smiling on April 10th, 1998, after they signed a historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland, ending a 30-year conflict. Photograph: Dan Chung

It was 6am at Stormont’s Castle Buildings on Good Friday 1998. The facilities for the media had not provided for an overnight stay, with the result th(...)

Kids’ Court: from left,  Hannah, Jack, Daniel and Isaac from Annahilt Primary School in Co Down with principal Richard Reid. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

The four stern-faced judges were Hannah, Jack, Daniel and Isaac aged 10 and 11, and the man facing them in the dock was 51-year-old Michael from Co Ma(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wears a lapel emblem with both the EU and Irish flags  at the Government Press Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than 200 figures from Northern Ireland society have written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warning that the UK’s split from Europe is offensive and un(...)

David Blunkett: ‘The mind-set is almost that cyberattacks are what happen to other people’

A career politician and former UK government home secretary with a recently bestowed peerage of Baron of Brightside and Hillsborough in the City of Sh(...)

Istanbul bonded Rafa Benitez to Liverpool FC, and his activity with the Hillsborough Family Support Group bonded him to the city. Photograph: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

The telephone rang in Freddy Shepherd’s holiday villa in Majorca. It was late July 2004 and Shepherd, the Newcastle United chairman, was about to part(...)

Jonathan Bell of Ireland in action in Stormont.  File photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Rowland White

Week three of the EY Hockey League (EYHL) and the first matches will finally be played after a sorry beginning to this year’s competition. Hockey Ir(...)

Prof Phil Scraton:  ‘The word that was used was corralled and then we were penned. What do you corral? You corral animals. What do you pen? You pen animals. That was the mindset that underpinned crowd control at that time.’

Of course there are no winners in the long battle for justice for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. For their families, a successful conclu(...)

Ken Fleming has worked to improve conditions for migrant fishermen. Photograph: iStock

A Dublin trade unionist has been honoured for his campaigning work against the exploitation of seafarers and migrant fishermen in Ireland and Britain (...)

Former British prime minister David Cameron during the Brexit referendum campaign. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images

The Cabinet has had its last meeting until autumn, Ministers will soon be off on their holidays, Vincent Browne has retired and so we are now official(...)

Liverpool scarves hang on a lamp post as St George’s Hall is lit up in red with a giant banner reading ‘Truth’ and ‘Justice’ in April 2016. Photograph: EPA

London Editor Chief Supt David Duckenfield, the police officer in charge during the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, faces 95 charges of manslaughter, an(...)

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