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Michael O’Riordan  volunteered to fight against Franco without any expectation of the war being won. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish communist leader Michael O’Riordan went to fight with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War even though he believed the fight for (...)

Manchester City’s chief executive Ferran Soriano said:  “We are committed to playing beautiful football and to win. Both elements are compatible, and the second is a consequence of the first.” Photograph:   Getty Images

Manchester City posted record revenues of £473.4 million (€535m) in the 2016-17 financial year, with profits down from £20.5 million to £1.1 million, (...)

 Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley who has been charged with two counts of sexual assault after an alleged incident at a music venue in Manchester. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Coronation Street actor Bruno Langley has been charged with two counts of sexual assault after an alleged incident at a music venue in Manchester, Gr(...)

Men suspected of being Islamic State fighters are searched at a security screening centre near Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 1st. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shrivelled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run(...)

The ‘Pod’ at Dublin Airport, where aircraft are allocated stands. Photograph: daa/Twitter

Ophelia has caused major disruptions in air travel today. So far hundreds of flights have been cancelled or delayed, affecting thousands of people’s p(...)

Darragh Conboy and John Connolly of Hazel Mountain Chocolate

The Burren’s Wild Honey Inn this week became the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin star. With an appetite for sourcing fresh produce from indigen(...)

Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom: “I was a proponent of leave for your sake, for my kids’ sake, for the next generation.” Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Sitting in the Youth Zone at the Conservative conference in Manchester with Andrea Leadsom and her mother, it was hard to escape the conclusion that t(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech during the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Jim Callaghan would have had some sympathy for Theresa May as she struggled with her croaky voice and the prankster handing her a mock P45. Back in 19(...)

Philip Hammond hands a cough sweet to  Theresa May after she suffered a coughing fit whilst addressing the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May reset her “mainstream Conservative agenda” on Wednesday, taking on her critics, and even a protester who interrupte(...)

Sinn Féin’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster at the Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Sinn Féin Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has warned the British government against trying to “cobble together” a deal with the DUP on the Northern I(...)

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