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Graffiti on the Falls Road, Belfast. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

Fifty years on, survivors recall the horrors inflicted upon them during the policy of internment in Northern Ireland When the crash of the door (...)

While the Hamilton is back in business after a tough year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, management is facing a new challenge – finding staff. File photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times

A few blocks from the White House, the lunchtime rush is beginning at the Hamilton. The stylish restaurant and brasserie is brimming with atmosphere(...)

 UK’s health secretary Sajid Javid said on Twitter: “Please – if you haven’t yet – get your jab, as we learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus.” Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

British health secretary Sajid Javid apologised for saying it was time to stop “cowering” from Covid, after an outcry from families bereaved by the vi(...)

A city worker walks over a London Bridge on July 19th, England’s ‘Freedom Day’ from almost all Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

It was supposed to be freedom day, when England would plunge back into normal life after almost all legal coronavirus restrictions were lifted. But Mo(...)

The challenge  facing Mary Lou McDonald and her colleagues  is to work out policies and plans that could viably be implemented by the party in government; to convey that it is not just an effective opposition but a government-in-waiting. Photograph: Getty Images

Listen hard towards the end of the coming week and you’ll hear a long sigh of relief hissing though the air in that quarter of Dublin’s south city cen(...)

Des O’Malley: ‘There is a choice of a kind that can only be answered by saying that I stand by the Republic.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Des O’Malley did not just found a new party called the Progressive Democrats. He forced Charles Haughey to abandon Fianna Fail’s core value of refusin(...)

Britain’s Labour Party leader Keir Starmer. File photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

British Labour leader Keir Starmer is to self-isolate after one of his children tested positive for Covid-19 hours after he appeared in the House of C(...)

British ambassador Veronica Sutherland  warned that historical anniversaries such as Bloody Sunday and the Famine aroused strong emotions and should be dealt with sensitively even though they may appear of ‘secondary importance’ in the UK. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mistrust, misapprehension, victimhood and a fear of marginalisation– just some of the defining characteristics of the Irish in the late 1990s, accordi(...)

Then-taoiseach John Bruton at the United Nations General Assembly in June  1997. File photograph: Kathy Willens/AP Photo

John Bruton was “as good a taoiseach as we are likely to get”, according to a senior British civil servant in 1997. The former taoiseach was describe(...)

Protesters blocking the roads shout anti government slogans at the Houses of Parliament from Parliament Square as part of an anti-lockdown protest on Monday. Photograph by Martin Pope/Getty Images

People working in critical sectors such as transport, food, water and electricity supply in England will be exempted from self-isolation rules as soar(...)

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