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Ireland’s James McClean has said the FA and Kick It Out are hypocrites in how they treat him and other players who receive racial abuse. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland international James McClean has accused both the English FA and British anti-racism charity Kick It Out of hypocrisy and cowardice(...)

Alliance candidate Naomi Long during the party’s manifesto launch for the European Election 2019 at CIYMS in Belfast on Tuesday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party has seen false dawns before, moments when it believed that long-rigid tectonic plates could finally be beginning to (...)

James McClean received a birthday card filled with sectarian abuse. Photograph:    Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland international James McClean has revealed the sickening abuse he has received in a birthday card. The Stoke player, who turned 30 (...)

Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party  leader Arlene Foster (left) with Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill at the funeral service for  Lyra McKee in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pool/Reuters

Father Martin McGill’s words to the politicians gathered in front of him, including Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and the Democratic Unionist Party’s (...)

Life weighs heavily on some shoulders. Guilt, remorse and a steely resolve stalk the songs of Irish-American Chicagoan Michael McDermott: “I know this(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

From left to right: John Finucane, lawyer Peter Madden, Geraldine Finucane, Michael Finucane and Dermot Finucane outside Government buildings in Dublin, following their meeting with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered his support to the family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane as they continue their lengthy campaign for(...)

Author Geraldine Quigley was chosen for Penguin’s WriteNow mentoring programme, which aims to nurture and publish under-represented writers.

“Bobby Sands MP lay in the hospital wing of his prison. He had received the Last Rites on 17 April, Good Friday.” Derry, 1981, and a group of teenager(...)

Banner of Josep Rull during a demonstration in July. The Catalan government says Rull has lost 7kg in weight since beginning a hunger strike in prison earlier this month. Photograph: Xavier Bonilla/NurPhoto via Getty Images

In early November 2017, Josep Rull, the former Catalan minister for territory and sustainability, posted the following on his Twitter account: “If you(...)

Hugh O’Conor, the admired actor and photographer, made a charming directorial debut with his humane comedy Metal Heart.

To celebrate 30 years on the go, the Galway Film Fleadh offered us a photographic exhibition in the Tribeton complex on Merchant’s Road. We saw Michae(...)

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