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File photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP

Fears are growing for some flights to Britain from several Irish airports following reports that regional carrier Flybe is on the brink of collapse. (...)

Birmingham’s  Gary Gardener  is tackled by Stewart Downing of Blackburn Rovers during their FA Cup third round match at St Andrew’s  stadium,  Birmingham. Photograph:  Morgan Harlow/Getty Images

Most match days you can barely squeeze into the bar of the Royal George Hotel at the northeastern corner of St Andrew’s. An hour before Birmingham pla(...)

Rick and Morty: a show of mind-bending nihilism

In the olden days, people worried about young people watching too much television. Now that we’re all addicted to status updates and online fascism, w(...)

 Keir Starmer: Yet to formally launch his campaign but is expected to do so in the next few weeks. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Keir Starmer has emerged as an early frontrunner in the Labour Party leadership race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn after a poll of members suggested he was(...)

Northern secretary James Prior and minister for justice Michael Noonan at Iveagh House, Dublin, in 1984. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Presumably the Anglo-Irish desk at the Department of Foreign Affairs was a clearing house for gossip, insights and even some kites, leaks and scoops t(...)

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher with taoiseach Charles Haughey on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, in May 1980. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

It was not a high-profile year in Anglo-Irish relations. Everything seemed becalmed in 1989. Yet Charles Haughey was constantly being asked questions (...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Richard McIIkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power. Behind them is Paul Hill of the Guildford Four. Photograph Joe St Leger

The Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six rounded on Charles Haughey for not publicly declaring their innocence or doing more to seek their release, c(...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) John Walker, Paddy Hill, Hugh Callaghan, Richard McIIkenny, Gerry Hunter and William Power. Behind them is Paul Hill of the Guildford Four. Photograph Joe St Leger.

The British government was reluctant to release the Birmingham Six because of pressure from Tory hardliners and concerns it would cause a “scandal” in(...)

Photograph: PA Wire

The full story of Ian Bailey’s conviction in a French court and the next steps in the legal battle Monday December 23rd marks the 23rd anniversa(...)

Ian Bailey fears he will die in a French prison if he is extradited to France. File photograph: Damien Eagers/AFP/Getty

Ian Bailey fears he will die in a French prison if the Irish courts allow him to be extradited to France to serve a 25-year sentence for the murder of(...)

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