Louise Hunt

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Paul Keating told the court, when he was called to St James’s Hospital at 6am on August 2nd 2016, he heard the tea ladies in the corridor talking about someone dying. Photograph: Frank Miller

St James’s Hospital in Dublin has apologised for “deficits” in the care provided at the hospital when a 52-year-old mother of four died there three ye(...)

The interior of the Mulberry Bush public house in Birmingham after an IRA bomb attack in 1974. Photograph: Wesley/Keystone/Getty Images

The Birmingham pub bombings coroner, hearing inquests into the 21 victims’ deaths, has backed applications by the bereaved families for legal funding (...)

Firemen search through debris in the heart of Birmingham after a bombing in which two pubs were blitzed on November 22nd, 1974. Photograph: PA Wire

The British government has rejected a call from families bereaved by the Birmingham pub bombings for a special funding model to help them pay their le(...)

 The  interior of the Mulberry Bush public house in Birmingham after an IRA bomb attack in 1974. Photograph: Wesley/Keystone/Getty Images

Families of victims of the Birmingham pub bombings are to meet the Home Secretary weeks after appealing for government money to fund their legal bid f(...)

The Birmingham Six outside the Old Bailey in London in 1991, after their convictions were quashed (from left): John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Chris Mullen MP, Richard McIlkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power.  Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA

Coroner Louise Hunt agreed to reopen the Birmingham bombings inquest on narrow grounds, rejecting two of the three main arguments made on behalf of th(...)

Brian Davis, whose younger sister Jane was killed in the Birmingham pub bombings, reacts after coroner Louise Hunt announced that fresh inquests are to be held into the deaths of the 21 people killed in the attacks. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

It took coroner Louise Hunt almost an hour to deliver her decision on whether to reopen the inquest into the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 Birmingha(...)

Julie Hambleton, sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim Maxine Hambleton, addresses the media outside Solihull Civic Suite, Birmingham after coroner Louise Hunt announced fresh inquests are to be held into the deaths of 21 people killed in the bombings. Photograph: Getty Images

The woman who led the successful campaign to reopen the inquest into the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings has called on the men responsible for planting t(...)

Julie Hambleton, sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim Maxine Hambleton, reacts as she speaks to the media outside Solihull Civic Suite on June 1st, 2016. Coroner Louise Hunt announced today that fresh inquests are to be held into the deaths of 21 people killed in the bombings. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Evidence that police may have ignored two tip-offs ahead of the 1974 Birmingham bombings have prompted a coroner to reopen an inquest into the deaths (...)

Kieran Conway, the former head of IRA intelligence: claimed the bombers were “relatively blameless” and that  their identities were well-known. Photograph: Barry Moore

The families of the victims of the Birmingham bombings are unlikely to get any comfort from the decision to hold fresh inquests into the deaths , a f(...)

Justice delayed is justice denied, they say. Not so. Justice delayed is imperfect justice, unsatisfactory, often partial and distorted. But it is neve(...)

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