Joe Holbeach at his home in Lurgan. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

To this day, Joe Holbeach battles the demons that tell him to end his own life. Twenty years after the Good Friday agreement, Northern Ireland has on(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party  deputy leader Nigel Dodds, pictured with party leader Arlene Foster, has been embroiled in a  bitter and brutal battle with Sinn Féin’s John Finucane in North Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

People in Northern Ireland are pretty fired up for this Westminster contest and that is illustrated by the fact that there are more than 50,000 additi(...)

Ian Austin, former Labour MP for Dudley who is urging his constituents to support Boris Johnson. Photograph: Jennifer O’Connell

If you want to get to the heart of the divisions splintering Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, the first floor office in a nondescript brown brick buildin(...)

The Irish teams in Tripoli in 1989

“It may not have been the brightest thing anyone ever did in football,” offers Brian Kerr early during In League with Gaddafi (RTÉ Two, Monday) a bris(...)

“You don’t walk free from the Special Criminal Court” is a phrase repeated often by members of the Law Library.

The Special Criminal Court had a 94 per cent conviction rate at trial last year, but the rate could be reduced in future following the acquittal of tw(...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag

A couple of months ago, I found myself in a packed cinema to see a live theatre performance of one of the best shows on television. That came with the(...)

A snap poll from YouGov found the public almost evenly divided over who won the debate, with 48 per cent saying Jeremy Corbyn came out on top and 52 per cent choosing Boris Johnson. Photograph: Jeff Overs/EPA/BBC

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed on Brexit, public services and trust in politics during their final debate of the general election campa(...)

Sylvia Hermon during the 2017 Westminster election count. Photograph:  Brian Little/PressEye

Whoever wins North Down will depend largely on where Sylvia Hermon’s votes go. What Green, Sinn Féin and SDLP voters do will also have a bearing on th(...)

The family of Séamus Ludlow. From left: nephew Eoin Larkin, nephew Michael Donelan, nephew Thomas Fox, nephew Brendan Ludlow and solicitor Gavin Booth, Phoenix Law. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has given commitments to re-examine the case of a man shot dead more than 40 years ago in a suspected loyalist paramili(...)

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