Sean Farren

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‘Coronavirus restrictions are worth little if North and South continue on divergent paths.’ File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

It was dispiriting last week to hear one of the most impressive politicians in Ireland speak of her despair about the rottenness of Northern Ireland’s(...)

Foundation chair Prof Seán Farren, with Tim Attwood, secretary to the foundation, and board member Dawn Purvis,  at The John and Pat Hume Foundation launch at Niavac studio in Belfast. Photograph: Kevin Cooper/Photoline

A foundation to commemorate the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume and his wife was launched on Friday in a virtual ceremony. The Humes’ so(...)

John Hume and his wife, Pat, at home in 1999. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A foundation to promote the legacy of John Hume and his wife, Pat, is to be officially launched in a virtual ceremony on Friday. The John and Pat Hum(...)

People clap as they watch the funeral cortege of the former SDLP leader John Hume leave St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On first thoughts it all seemed so wrong that so few were in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry for John Hume’s funeral. Yet on just a little bit more re(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

Edward Carson inspects a parade of armed Ulster Volunteers in 1914. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

If the decade of commemorations is to achieve its goal of promoting a greater appreciation of the events that marked the years 1912-1922 and of the le(...)

 John Hume at the funeral of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds  at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook, Dublin, August 2014. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

John Hume jnr, son of the former SDLP leader, has said his father is suffering from “advanced stage dementia” but that, unlike the past when it seemed(...)

Colum Eastwood wins the SDLP leadership contest with new deputy leader Fearghal McKinney during the Party Conference last Saturday. Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Colum Eastwood, the 32-year-old new leader of the SDLP, has a mountain to climb to make his party relevant. On BBC this week, a Spotlight programme lo(...)

Colum Eastwood: at 32, the youngest-ever leader of the SDLP and the youngest MLA in the Assembly delivered a cracking victory speech.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“That’s the best speech we’ve heard in a hundred years,” said a hugely enthused SDLP supporter to reporters at the press desk after new leader Colum E(...)

Colum Eastwood with new deputy leader Fearghal McKinney. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

New leader Colum Eastwood has pledged to make the SDLP more relevant after he was last night elected the party’s sixth leader. At 32, Mr Eastwood is(...)

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