Ireland’s foreign minister privately told the British home secretary that the controversy surrounding the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four cases was “seriously affecting” the relationship between the two nations, state papers have revealed.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
By providing a benign shelter for conflicting identities, the European Union helped end the Troubles in the North. To forget this is to risk a return to the past. ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ is a warning from history that should not be forgotten, says
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
The rain definitely played spoilsport when Mary and David O’Keeffe were married in St Finbarr’s Oratory, Gougane Barra nearly four decades ago. Despite exchanging vows in a church located in one of the most photogenic locations imaginable, you’d never guess it from their wedding album which is filled with indoor shots only.
Mon, 22 Jul, 2019
Guildford Four member Paddy Armstrong has welcomed the announcement that inquests into the Guildford bombings are to be resumed after 40 years after a coroner ruled that the public were “entitled” to have the incident explored “untainted”.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2019
There may now be more funerals than birthdays but at 85, Michael Caine is enjoying every moment, as Hannah Stephenson discovers Welcoming me into his penthouse flat overlooking London’s Chelsea Harbour, Michael Caine is clearly relishing life in his 80s.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2018
It’s almost 104 years since quartermaster Sgt TW Fitzpatrick of the 2nd Royal Irish Regiment, on August 23, 1914, stopped a German advance at Mons for 11 hours with the support of no more than a committed force of 50 drivers, cooks and ancillaries.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
Sam Arnold doesn’t need anyone telling him that he is on the brink of a first Irish cap but the Munster centre knows better than most how suddenly best-laid plans and ambitions can be toyed with by rugby’s fickle gods.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2018