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John Hume entered politics in the 1960s with the intention of building a nationalist parliamentary opposition, reforming Stormont from the inside along Westminster lines – something unionists today would welcome unreservedly. Videograb: PA

It is fitting that the North-South Ministerial Council reconvened in Dublin Castle last Friday for its first full meeting since November 2016. Of all(...)

People clap as they watch the funeral cortege of the former SDLP leader John Hume leave St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On first thoughts it all seemed so wrong that so few were in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry for John Hume’s funeral. Yet on just a little bit more re(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson. He  has insisted his government did not bring in quarantine rules earlier because “the scientific advice was very clear that it would make no difference” to the arrival of the epidemic. Photograph:  Getty Images

The British government’s decision to maintain loose border controls in the early months of the pandemic “accelerated” the spread of coronavirus, MPs h(...)

A beach in Papagayo, south Lanzarote. Photograph: Raul Garcia

“We don’t want it to end like this,” says Tracy Conway, who has been running Murphy’s Irish pub in Lanzarote with her business partner Frank Burns fro(...)

A survey found that one-third of respondents start their Christmas shopping in September. One in eight of them said Christmas would leave them in debt. Photograph: iStock

It’s way too early to talk about Christmas, right? Well, not if you are among those who fell into debt over it last year. After back-to-school costs a(...)

SDLP leader John Hume pictured in January 1987. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The national and international standing of Nobel Laureate John Hume has been reflected in the flood of tributes paid to him for his work in achieving (...)

 Former US president Bill Clinton and John Hume  at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin in May 2005. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

British prime minister Boris Johnson and two of his predecessors, John Major and Tony Blair, paid tribute on Monday to the late John Hume. Mr Hume, (...)

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 course of infection will be dictated by “the action of each and every person in our communities across the country”.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The 85 Covid-19 new cases announced on Thursday has jolted the mood in the relentless debate over whether the State’s policies are too restrictive or (...)

 File photo of 28-year-old Thames Valley Police officer PC Andrew Harper and his wife, Lissie, celebrating their wedding at Ardington House in Oxfordshire.  Photograph: Mark Lord/PA Wire

Three teenagers were sentenced in London on Friday after being convicted of the manslaughter of a British police officer who was dragged to his d(...)

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