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American  abolitionist Frederick Douglass, circa 1880. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

On May 23rd, 2011, US president Barack Obama spoke about slavery and oppression to a crowd of up to 60,000 people in College Green in Dublin. “When we(...)

File image of Máiría Cahill at the Dáil. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Three PSNI officers have been disciplined after failings were identified by a Police Ombudsman investigation into how allegations of sex abuse made by(...)

Drew Harris has begun his new career as Garda Commissioner.

Drew Harris has begun his new career as Garda commissioner - at one minute past midnight. Acting Garda commissioner Donall O’Cualain stepped down fro(...)

Zulu king Goodwill  Zwelithini greets ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa in January  2018 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. File photograph: Jabulani Langa/Daily Sun/Gallo Images/Getty Images

A Zulu king’s threat to undermine the chances of the African National Congress (ANC) at next year’s election has led the ruling party to exempt tribal(...)

Máiría Cahill is joining the SDLP and will be co-opted on to Lisburn and Castlereagh Council. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

Máiriá Cahill, the former Labour Party senator from Belfast, is to become a local authority councillor in Northern Ireland as a member of the Social D(...)

Eleven organisations in Northern Ireland, including the Dromore Diocesan Trust, have been named and shamed by the UK’s Department for Business for un(...)

Drew Harris: will lead the Garda after  years of controversy and during a period in which the organisation undergoes major reform.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Police Service of Northern Ireland deputy chief constable Drew Harris has been appointed Garda Commissioner for a five-year term. He will be paid €25(...)

The move by Drew Harris from the PSNI to become Garda Commissioner is groundbreaking and one that will be greeted with surprise in Garda circles. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It’s a hell of a job he’s taking on. That was the verdict of a source close to incoming Garda commissioner Drew Harris OBE; a 53-year-old Police Servi(...)

Liam, Frank and Francis Cullen, who run Mercury Security Management

Mercury Security Management started out as a “feet on the ground” type of security business. Now, the family-run company has incorporated technology t(...)

Paddy Jackson leaving Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Paddy Jackson Paddy Jackson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland in January 1992 before moving to Birmingham with his family when his father got a j(...)

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