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 St George’s Hall in Liverpool illuminated following a special commemorative service to mark the outcome of the Hillsborough inquest in April 2016. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

None of the former police officers under investigation for more than 170 allegations of misconduct relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster will fac(...)

British Cabinet secretary Sir Robert Armstrong in 1986.

In any assessment of the historic importance of the Anglo-Irish Agreement, the Irish diplomats who had delivered it in November 1985 paid special atte(...)

Peter Barry, left, then minister for foreign affairs, with Tom King, then Northern Ireland secretary, in Iveagh House, Dublin, 1986. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Margaret Thatcher was complicated about Ireland. This was scarcely surprising. So many of her associations with Ireland had been negative: her falling(...)

The interior of the Mulberry Bush public house in Birmingham after an IRA bomb attack in 1974. Photograph: Wesley/Keystone/Getty Images

The Birmingham pub bombings coroner, hearing inquests into the 21 victims’ deaths, has backed applications by the bereaved families for legal funding (...)

Lisnagarvey’s Jonny Bell will be in action against Pembroke Wanderers in the big clash at Serpentine Avenue. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

The Irish Senior Cup begins across the provinces with Pembroke Wanderers involved in the weekend’s biggest match at Serpentine Avenue. It is up to (...)

Firemen search through debris in the heart of Birmingham after a bombing in which two pubs were blitzed on November 22nd, 1974. Photograph: PA Wire

The British government has rejected a call from families bereaved by the Birmingham pub bombings for a special funding model to help them pay their le(...)

The interior of the Mulberry Bush public house in Birmingham after an IRA bomb attack in 1974. Photograph: Wesley/Keystone/Getty Images

Relatives of victims of the IRA’s 1974 Birmingham pub bombings are to meet UK home secretary, Amber Rudd to request funding for legal representation a(...)

The 30-year-old is based in Hillsborough in Northern Ireland, where she runs an eventing yard with her mother Catherine. An experienced rider she has (...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth with Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Hillsborough Castle. The British monarch starts a two-day visit to the province. Photograph: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth held separate meetings with the North’s First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Hillsborough Castl(...)

Michael Kingston (r) is working with the International Chamber of Shipping on a Humanitarian Assistance Zone in the Mediterranean.

I write as a lawyer that works on international regulatory issues and human rights to give some clarity about two of the key issues central to the deb(...)

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