Colin Harvey

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George Best in action at Old Trafford during a Division One game against Everton in 1968. Photograph:  Allsport

He could have been 75 on Saturday; he should have been 75 on Saturday. It would have been a big deal, the red and green memories; his ears would have (...)

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images.

The British government has said it has no legal requirement and would not be acting in the public interest if it was to set out criteria that would le(...)

Asking unionists what kind of united Ireland they want is like asking turkeys what kind of sauce they want to be served with at Christmas, Senator Ian Marshall has said.  Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

Asking unionists what kind of united Ireland they want is like asking turkeys what kind of sauce they want to be served with at Christmas, Senator Ian(...)

In the North, 94,000 people are waiting for more than a year for a consultant compared to just 3,364 in England though England has 30 times the population of Northern Ireland. Photograph: iStock

A united Ireland is “unlikely to ruin the State” and could cost less than people assume, an economist at the Economic and Social Research Institute (E(...)

RTÉ Headquarters. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Good morning. Days after the death of Gay Byrne, the dominant and outstanding figure in its history, RTÉ outlined overnight the measures it will have(...)

Prof  Colin Harvey is one of more than 1,000 signatures on an open letter to Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar. Photograph:  Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press

In 2017, Niall Murphy found himself having the same conversation over and over again. There was a “recurring theme” around the denial of rights in t(...)

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson, Prof Colin Harvey of Queen’s University Belfast and Cllr John Finucane at the launch of their paper on the role of the EU in Irish unity. Photograph:  Laura Davison/Pacemaker

A threat of violence must not be an argument against any future referendum on a united Ireland being decided by a simple majority vote, even if it is (...)

More than 200 people from the political, academic, legal, arts and sporting worlds have called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to implement an Irish language act in Northern Ireland.

More than 200 people from the political, academic, legal, arts and sporting worlds have called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Th(...)

Among those present at the committee were Derry woman Emma de Souza. She wants to exercise a European Union right to bring her American-born husband, Jake (left), to live with her in Derry. File photograph: Emma de Souza

Irish citizens in the North “have had enough” and want to see the Irish Government stand up for them to ensure that they do not have a “second-class v(...)

Everton’s Seamus Coleman celebrates scoring his side’s second goal at Goodison Park. Photograph: PA

Everton 2 Burnley 0 While Merseyside will host a Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, it may yet stage Europa League football in July. Everton re(...)

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