Edward Oakden

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Starving peasants in 1846 clamour at the gates of a workhouse during the Irish potato famine. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty

Former British prime minister John Major stepped in to stop plans for a service commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine in 1996 amid f(...)

Bill Clinton at Mackie’s factory, Belfast, in 1995. He was the first sitting US president to visit  Northern Ireland. File photograph: Eric Luke

Civil servants were opposed to John Major taking part in US president Bill Clinton’s historic visit to Northern Ireland in case it resulted in the pri(...)