Joe Byrne

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Séamus Mallon speaking in the House of Commons in 1999. Photograph: PA

My first face-to-face meeting with the former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon was on December 19th, 1975, when members of the so-(...)

Mulhuddart Community Centre staff Audrey McGuirk, Angela Priestly, Joe Byrne and Kathleen Brennan are paid minimum wage while colleagues in same jobs earn more. Photograph: Alan Betson

Over 1,000 workers in some of the most disadvantaged areas are being paid minimum wage while colleagues doing the same work are getting €3 per hour mo(...)

The SDLP’s Daniel McCrossan (left), local man Eamon Holland (centre), and SDLP leader Colum Eastwood during election  canvassing in Strabane in 2018

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has appointed West Tyrone Assembly member Daniel McCrossan as the party’s spokesperson on Brexit. Mr Eastwood made the an(...)

Ireland’s Hugh O’Sullivan celebrates scoring his side’s  second try  in the  World Rugby Under-20 Championship at  Stade Aime-Giral in Perpignan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

France Under-20 26 Ireland Under-20 24 Fortune doesn’t always favour the brave because if it did, Ireland would have won their opening World Under-20(...)

France Under-20 v Ireland Under-20, Stade Aime-Giral (8.0, Irish time, live on Eir Sport) As assignments go, this one is a doozey. Noel McNamara’s Ir(...)

Noel McNamara has named his team to play France in the Under-20 World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland Under-20 head coach Noel McNamara has named six players with World Cup experience for the tournament’s opening game against hosts France on We(...)

 Diarmuid Barron, Caelan Doris and Matthew Agnew at the announcement of the  squad for the U-20 World Cup in France at Spencer Dock in Dublin yesterday. Inpho: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A new captain, five uncapped players, a coaching team trimmed by one and injuries to a couple of key players represent an overview of the challenges f(...)

Full house at the modern dancing hall at The Galtymore Ballroom in Cricklewood

The poet Brendan Kennelly once told me that, as a young man in Kerry in the 1950s, he was occasionally approached by local lads about to emigrate, req(...)

Molly King has grown up in and around Other Voices since the age of 10. She now works as head of development for the festival.

There aren’t many people these days who can say they grew up on the set of a music TV show. Molly King has grown up in and around Other Voices. Her pa(...)

WEST TYRONE CANDIDATES: Michaela Boyle (Sinn Féin); Allan Bresland (DUP); Barry Brown (Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol); Thomas Buchanan (DUP); Josephine Anne Deehan (Ind); Stephen Donnelly (Alliance Party); Corey French (Ind); Ross Hussey (UUP); Patsy Kelly (Ind); Roger Lomas (Conservatives); Declan McAleer (Sinn Féin); Laura McAnea (Animal Welfare Party); Sorcha McAnespy (Ind); Ciaran McClean (Green Party); Daniel McCrossan (SDLP); Grace McDermott (Sinn Féin); Barry McElduff (Sinn Féin); Susan-Anne White (Ind).

It’s all over in West Tyrone. Three Sinn Féin MLAs have been elected: Barry McElduff, Michaela Boyle and Declan McAleer. After a very long day of cou(...)

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