Micheal Martin during a media briefing.”It will pass. We will make it through this pandemic,” he said. PhotographTom Honan/Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government has announced a nationwide ban on visits to homes or gardens in almost all circumstances, except for providing care to children or elde(...)

 Coverage in the “Sun” of the  Hillsborough  disaster: Independent councillor Paul Gallagher has asked local newsagents to stop selling the paper

Derry City and Strabane District Council has asked newsagents to stop selling the Sun to show “solidarity” with the families of the 1989 Hillsborough (...)

 Dr James Mehaffey (l), retired Church of Ireland  Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, and  Dr Edward Daly (c), retired Catholic Bishop of Derry, with mayor of Derry Brenda Stevenson. The former bishops were conferred with the freedom of the city. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/PA Wire

Two of Derry’s retired bishops were conferred with the freedom of the city by mayor Brenda Stevenson, in the last official administrative act carried (...)