Prisoners on board the Neptune included Irish nationalist John Mitchell, who preached social revolution in Ireland during the Famine. He later became a proponent of slavery in America and supported the Confederate States  during the American Civil War. Photograph: Wikicommons

Towards the end of 1847, the worst year of the Great Irish Famine known as “Black 47”, an exhibition opened at the Rotunda in Dublin depicting the Bos(...)

Baltimore Police officer Caesar Goodson leaves the courthouse at the end of day four of the murder trial of black detainee Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 14th, 2016. Photograph: Bryan Woolston/Reuters

The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was found not guilty on Thursday of second-degree(...)

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero  leaves the courthouse after being acquitted of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, MD, USA. Photograph: EPA

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted on Monday of all charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray, an incident that trigger(...)

The Baltimore police charged in relation to the death of Freddie Gray are (clockwise from top left): Officer Caesar Goodson, Officer Garrett Miller, Officer Edward Nero, Sgt Alicia White, Lt Brian Rice and Officer William Porter. Photographs: Baltimore Police Department/New York Times

A US grand jury has indicted all six officers charged over the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody in Baltimore.The(...)

A handout combo released by the Baltimore police department  shows (clockwise from top left) Ceasar Goodson, Garrett Miller and Edward Nero and William Portner, Brian Rice and Alicia White, the six  officers t charged in connection with the death in custody of Freddie Gray. EPA/Baltimore Police Department

The six suspended Baltimore police officers charged Friday in the death of Freddie Gray are a mix of veterans and recent recruits, of varying ranks an(...)