A mural in Derry’s Bogside depicting John Hume, Martin Luther King jnr, Mother Teresa, and Nelson Mandela. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Derry likes to come out for its own, and look out for its own. But because of Covid it can’t really come out for John Hume, and that’s proving hard fo(...)

The Nobel Peace Prize winners, First Minister David Trimble and John Hume MEP display the Alfred Nobel medals and diplomas during the presentation ceremony in Oslo City Hall. File Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh.

January 18th, 1937: Born in Lower Nassau Street, Derry, to Sam and Annie Hume. 1958: Hume graduates from Maynooth with a BA in French and history. Co(...)

Peter Geoghegan contends that the money was channelled to the DUP through the official Vote Leave campaign. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Longford-born journalist Peter Geoghegan was sitting in a train carriage in Newcastle just before the Brexit referendum in 2016 when a quest began to (...)

The accuser worked in the Palace of Westminster and told police the politician abused her on multiple occasions. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

A British ex-Conservative minister was arrested on Saturday after a former female parliamentary staffer accused him of rape, sexual assault and coerci(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and European Council president Charles Michel practice their elbow bump. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/AP

Image of the week: Summit bazooka Fair play to Michéal Martin if he still wants to be Taoiseach after attending the second-longest EU summit in histo(...)

Irish security sources said a vote on Irish unification would be an ideal target for Russian intelligence’s attempts to sow discord. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A potential Irish Border poll could be exploited by Russian intelligence in the same way it targeted the 2016 US presidential election and, allegedly(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks with Russian president Vladimir Putin during the International Libya Conference in Berlin in January. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/ EPA/ Sputnik/ Kremlin

Boris Johnson’s 10-month delay in releasing the Russia report from Westminster’s intelligence and security committee led many to expect a smoking gun (...)

 Boris Johnson blocked publication of the Russia report ahead of last year’s British general election. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The British government failed to investigate whether Russia tried to influence the 2016 EU referendum despite evidence of interference in other electi(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Teams at Oxford University and Imperial College London working on coronavirus vaccines are understood to have been among the targets of hackers. Photograph: ITar-Tass

Russian state-backed hackers have attempted to steal knowledge about coronavirus vaccine development in Britain, the United States and Canada, Britain(...)

British troops  in west Belfast on  April 19th, 1976. Former British soldiers who served in the North during the Troubles are being ‘persecuted’, veterans’ groups have claimed. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Former British soldiers who served in the North during the Troubles are being “persecuted” through legacy investigations which they claim are politica(...)

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