Gerry Conlon

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Dave Hopper campaigned for justice for miners after the closure of the pits in the Durham and Northumberland coalfields. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images.

A British trade union leader who campaigned for justice for miners after the closure of the pits in the Durham and Northumberland coalfields has been (...)

Brenda Fricker and Daniel Day-Lewis in My Left Foot. Photograph: Jonathan Hession/Ferndale Films

Brendan Gleeson describes the cassock he wore as Fr James in John Michael McDonagh’s movie Calvary. “I felt I had been given a visual image that ga(...)

Maíria Cahill arriving for talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings last year, Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill is calling for Dublin to appoint a legal expert to investigate the alleged cover up of the sexual abuse of children. Ms Cahill was spea(...)

Seán Ó Labhra, also known in the English form of his name as Seán Lavery, who has died aged 83, was one of the last of a generation who kept the Irish(...)

The coffin of Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombing, is carried to St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast, for his funeral on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gerry Conlon was a “victorious human being” who “defeated a mighty foe”, his solicitor and friend Gareth Peirce told mourners at his funeral Mass in S(...)

 One of the Birmingham Six, Paddy Hill wipes a tear as the coffin of Gerry Conlon is carried into St. Peter’s Cathedral for his funeral Mass in Belfast today. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Gerry Conlon was a “victorious human being” who “defeated a mighty foe”, his solicitor and friend Gareth Peirce told mourners at his funeral Mass in S(...)

Mark Durkan:  he urged Mr Cameron to honour “the dying wish of an innocent man”.  Photograph: Alan Betson

British prime minister David Cameron has offered to look into a promise made to Gerry Conlon shortly before he died that he could inspect files held(...)

Gerry Conlon after his release from the Old Bailey, London, October 1989.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was urged by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to use his IRA contacts and help reveal those responsible for the bombing of pubs in G(...)

The Taoiseach  said Sinn Féin leader Gerry  Adams (above) would have had extensive contacts with IRA members over many years. “Some of those contacts will know exactly who was involved in Guildford and who was involved in Birmingham,’’ he added. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams should use his IRA contacts and help reveal those responsible for the bombing of pubs in Gu(...)

They made him the rebel he became – the irony of Gerry Conlon’s embattled life. At 20 he went to England to seek work and to escape the grimness, ever(...)

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