John Campbell

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John Campbell celebrates his century with fellow West Indies opener  Shai Hope during the Tri Series One-Day International against Ireland at castle Avenue in Clontarf. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

West Indies 381-3 (50 ovs) (J Campbell 179, S Hope 170; B McCarthy 2-76), Ireland 185 (34.4 ovs) (K O’Brien 68, G Wilson 30, A Balbirnie 29; A Nurse 4(...)

England’s Ben Stokes reacts after being hit on the hand during the first day of the second Test between West Indies and England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St John’s, Antigua. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

2nd Test, day one: England 187 (Moeen Ali 60, J Bairstow 52, B Foakes 35; K Roach 4-30, S Gabriel 3-45, A Joseph 2-38), West Indies 30-0. There was a(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe: plans  to halt the population decline at 100 million (it is  currently 127 million). Photograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty

For years Japan has been anxiously mulling whether to import more foreigners to stem a shortage of workers. That debate seems to have been partially r(...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: in some eyes, achievements are being made on the road to Brexit.  Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Reuters

When John Campbell came across the European Commission’s new explanatory Brexit “fact sheet” he did a double take. Packing up his bags at Friday’s s(...)

Mike Keady (Moycullen) is presented with the Connacht Cup by Kathleen Reynolds. Also pictured, from left: Eugene Nolan, Connacht Angling Council and Martin Kinneavey, Chairman, Connacht Angling Council. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Following a review of its fish farming operations, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has decided to phase out the facility over the coming years. Instea(...)

A grave can be anything from 4 to 10 feet deep. “The gravediggers used to get paid by the foot and they’d always be delighted to get a 10-footer.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

How mean-spirited would you have to be to have the flaws of your wife carved onto her gravestone as soon as she goes to her eternal reward? Such a mea(...)

Pro-government forces stand guard at a check post in Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan on December 27th. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Local village militia members loyal to a powerful Afghan lawmaker beheaded four Islamic State fighters and placed their severed heads on the side of a(...)

A  charred ward of the damaged Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital is pictured in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The US investigation into a deadly strike on a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz last month said it was c(...)

Despite civil marriages carried out in the south only being recognised as civil partnerships in the North, gay and lesbian couples are choosing to tie the knot over the Border anyway. Photograph: Getty Images

The North is now the only region in the UK and Ireland not to extend civil marriage rights to same sex couples so many are now choosing to cross the B(...)

International president of  Médecins Sans Frontières Joanne Liu, flanked by  MSF lead counsel Françoise Saulnier and general director of MSF Switzerland Bruno Jochum, at a press conference in Geneva on Wednesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Médecins Sans Frontières has called for an independent inquiry under the Geneva Conventions into a US air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan that k(...)

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