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(...)

Dr Conor Patterson, chief executive of the Newry and Mourne Co-operative and Enterprise Agency at the defunct former customs clearance facility on the outskirts of Newry.  Photograph: Alan Betson

On the Border, there is no shortage of tall tales told about smuggling. From wartime reports of hiding butter in prams or sugar under skirts, to elab(...)