Mike Cooley (centre) accepting the Right Livelihood Award with co-recipients Patrick van Rensburg (left) and Bill Mollison (Right) in 1981.

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Prof Mike Cooley, the aerospace design engineer, independent thinker and advocate of human-centred inn(...)

Then Labour MP Ken Livingstone invited members of Sinn Féin to the House of Commons in 1996. Photograph Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Concerns were raised at a cabinet meeting of the British government after people with connections to the IRA were invited into the House of Commons an(...)

Demonstrators outside Westminster magistrates court in London: Julian Assange appeared frail and disorientated as he stood in the dock.  Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP

Julian Assange’s extradition hearing will go ahead in February after a judge rejected pleas on Monday to allow more time to investigate allegations th(...)

Thames Water Desalination Plant can provide 150 million litres of drinking water each day, enough for one million people. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

The £250 million Thames Water Desalination Plant was the first of its kind in the UK. It came into operation in 2010 and can provide up to 150 million(...)

The Miami Showband, killed in 1975. From left: Stephen Travers, Tony Geraghty, Ray Millar, Brian McCoy, Fran O’Toole, Des Lee

The new documentary ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre has been tagged on Netflix under two uneasy, seemingly unrelated categories. The first is(...)

Free Derry Corner: Since 2007, the wall has been painted pink once a year to mark Foyle Pride. Photograph: courtesy of Guildhall Press

Number 33 Lecky Road was simply one of many derelict houses in Derry’s Bogside – until teenager Liam Hillen picked up a paintbrush. In the early hour(...)

Boris Johnson speaking at the DUP annual conference  in Belfast. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA

The United Kingdom is “on the verge of making a historic mistake” if it votes through the draft Brexit agreement, former British foreign secretary Bor(...)

File photograph of Ken Livingstone, who has announced that he is resigning from the Labour party. File photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone resigned from Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Monday, saying that a row over anti-Semitism allegations agains(...)

Jeremy Corbyn: Jewish leaders said the proposals he advanced during their meeting fell short of the minimum level of action the problem required. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/ Getty Images

Jewish community leaders have described a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn as “a disappointing missed opportunity” to address the problem of anti-Semitism i(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn: The Jewish Labour Movement said Mr Corbyn’s attendance at the event “topped off the worst week on record of awful relations between the Labour Party and the Jewish community”. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Jeremy Corbyn’s commitment to tackling anti-Semitism was questioned by the Board of Deputies of British Jews as the Labour leader defended his decisio(...)

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