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From Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall (2014), a film based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton, the only man ever deported from Ireland.

In 1943 the Minister of Pensions received a letter from a German prisoner of war camp franked with a swastika. The letter was from William Coman, a (...)

US president Donald Trump: issued an executive order authorising sanctions against current and former officials of the Turkish government. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the Nato ally as the US president scrambled (...)

The site of the Soloheadbeg ambush: The ambush site is approximately 300m from Soloheadbeg quarry. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Incident: Soloheadbeg ambush Date: January 21st, 1919 Fatalities: 2 The War of Independence began with the shooting dead of two Royal Irish Constab(...)

Students  should undertake  basic research about the college and its courses  prior to the open day. Photograph: iStock

The full realisation that their time at secondary school is coming to an end often becomes clear for sixth-year students when they find themselves wal(...)

Margaret Attwood and Bernardine Evaristo, joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize. Photographs: Getty Images

The literary world was taken by surprise tonight when the Booker Prize for 2019 was awarded to two books focusing on the experiences of women in socie(...)

Former White House adviser on Russia Fiona Hill arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

US president Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser testified on Monday behind closed doors as the latest witness summoned in the Democratic-led impeach(...)

The Goldman Sachs stall on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.  JPMorgan, Goldman, Citi and Wells Fargo will all report third-quarter earnings on Tuesday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Earnings expectations for Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs have been sharply pared back ahead of this week’s results, after a torrid run of stock mark(...)

Turkish troops and Turkish-backed Syrian rebels gather outside the border town of Ras al-Ain on Saturday, during their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. Photograph: Nazeer Al-Khatib/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump says he will support imposing tough sanctions on Turkey for doing something he facilitated Ankara to do last week. The US president’s hop(...)

US equity futures dipped after China appeared to pour cold water on a partial trade deal touted by President Donald Trump, saying it wanted to iron out details before signing it.

Stocks in Europe dropped alongside US equity futures after China appeared to pour cold water on a partial trade deal touted by President Donald Trump,(...)

US president Donald Trump has demanded the whistleblower be identified. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser arrived on Capitol Hill on Monday as the latest witness summoned in the Democratic-led impeachment i(...)

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