Following complaints from emigrants, RTÉ has announced it will operate a full longwave Radio 1 service next year, before closing it down in May 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Broadcaster extends Radio 1 service until 2017 after complaints by emigrants

Despite months of negative publicity about Ed Miliband’s leadership, Labour has a better chance of forming a coalition.   Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Most MPs believe Tories and Labour will come back with roughly an equal number

Seán McCarthy, who took the case, with his Colombian-born wife Helena Patricia McCarthy Rodriguez and daughters Natasha and Khloe. Photograph: PA

Irish man married to Colombian challenged her need to get visa to visit their house in UK

Christopher “Jack” Barry was stabbed at his home in north London on Sunday

Irish man Christopher Barry (53) stabbed after altercation with youths at his London home

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Westminster will not give North better funding than rest of UK party leaders told

A casino patron exhales vapour from an e-cigarette in Las Vegas. A study carried out by the internationally regarded Cochrane Library has found a third of long-term smokers were able to cut their cigarette consumption in half by using e-cigarettes. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/New York Times

UK study says nicotine-delivering devices are safe for ‘short to mid-term use’

William Hague speaking in the House of Commons where he presented the options for reform as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border. Photograph: PA Wire

‘English laws’ package published after Scottish referendum condemned as ‘unworkable’

Labour party leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech on immigration to the UK. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

British employers will face jail if they employ immigrant labour on poorer conditions to locals, says Miliband

Anti-Trident protestors demonstrate outside the Scottish Parliament  in Edinburgh, Scotland last month. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

SNP insists Labour would have to scrap £100bn replacement in return for support

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