Lord Alton

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DUP assembly member Jim Wells said Britain’s abortion laws were responsible for more deaths than the ‘concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald’. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

A long-time anti-abortion campaigner has hit out at the portrayal of Northern Ireland as an archaic “antediluvian society” amid growing pressure at We(...)

Myles Joyce, who was hanged in Galway in 1882 and is widely accepted as being innocent of the Maamtrasna murders. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The handwriting was impeccable but written in a language the correspondent did not speak. “Sir, I beg to state through the columns of your influent(...)