Louth County Council director of services Joe McGuinness and civil engineer Colm Lambe. They came up with the council’s compulsory purchase initiative

At the end of 2015, Louth County Council acquired 3 St Bridget’s Terrace, Dundalk, a two-bedroom cottage in a derelict state in need of full refurbish(...)

Firemen search through debris in the heart of Birmingham after bombings in  two pubs in November 1974.  Photograph: PA

Solicitors representing the victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings have welcomed a court order instructing the coroner to reconsider his decision(...)

Kieran Conway, above, believes Michael Hayes had given the apology in the hope that it would help the relatives of those killed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former IRA member Kieran Conway says he believes the apology offered by Michael Hayes to the relatives of the Birmingham bombing is a “courageous” mov(...)