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 Dixie Elliott, at the H-Block monument in Derry’s  Bogside. “They [Sinn Féin] have no more in common with the ideals of Bobby Sands than the modern Labour Party has with the ideals of James Connolly.”  Photograph:  Margaret McLaughlin

Now 63, former IRA prisoner, Thomas “Dixie” Elliott, who shared cells in the late 1970s and early ’80s with H-Block hunger strikers Bobby Sands and Th(...)

Flooring Porter ridden by Danny Mullins on their way to winning the Stayers’ Hurdle on day three of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: PA

Jockey Jonathan Moore endured a maelstrom of emotions at Cheltenham on Thursday when forced to give up the winning ride on Flooring Porter in the Stay(...)

Coleman celebrates as he rides Paisley Park to victory in the Stayers’ Hurdle in 2019. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Little fish are sweet but it’s the big ones that get their photographs taken so Aidan Coleman hopes to pose with a vengeance at Cheltenham next week. (...)

Fiona (12), Alexander James (8) and Philip Gibson (5) were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, but died a short time after being admitted. Handout photograph: Police Scotland/PA Wire

Three children have died in hospital after a fire at an upper cottage flat in Renfrewshire. Emergency services responded to a report of a blaze at (...)

Aidan Coleman celebrates as he rides Paisley Park to victory in the  Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenaham last year.  Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

The good news for those who love the story surrounding Paisley Park – or appreciate him as the festival’s ultimate ‘banker’ – is that the man who know(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

Former MP for Stormount Austin Currie in Kinnard Park, Caledon, where in 1968 his housing protest there helped instigate the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

On the evening of June 20th, 1968, Austin Currie sent a letter of thanks to Mrs McKenna, of Kinnard Park, Caledon. “I think today we have made histor(...)

From left, Jack Lynch, minister for industry and commerce, Terence O’Neill, prime minister of Northern Ireland, Frank Aiken, minister for external affairs, and taoiseach Seán Lemass at Iveagh House, Dublin, in February 1965. Photograph: Joe Clarke

Ever the pragmatist, Seán Lemass had no objections when the prime minister of Northern Ireland, Terence O’Neill, invited him to travel to a snowy Belf(...)

Late pop star Prince, pictured during the Purple Rain era, 1984.

No criminal charges will be filed in the 2016 death of pop star Prince from an opioid overdose, a Minnesota prosecutor has said. “We simply do not h(...)

Roisín O’Donnell: uses magic realism to reflect the buried memories of the conflict, which manifest in supernatural form. Photograph: Daithi Taylor

Roisín O’Donnell’s oeuvre features a cross-cultural mix of realistic and magical realist stories that are set across the globe. Born in England to Nor(...)

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