Police guard the Houses of Parliament in London in a show of heightened security following the attacks on Paris. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters 1:03

Within hours of Friday night’s attacks in Paris, the atmosphere in central London had tightened perceptibly, as armed police patrolled near major land(...)

At an Anglo-Irish Agreement 25th anniversary reception at the Irish embassy London were Michael Lillis, Sean Donlon, Noel Dorr, Tony Brennan(seated), Lord Robert Armstrong, Robert Andrews and David Goodall

Among the most pivotal conversations in the recent history of Anglo-Irish relations came between two relatively obscure officials during a walk along (...)

Mohammed Emwazi, or ‘Jihadi John’: according to a school yearbook, he was a fan of Manchester United and the band S Club 7, and his ambition was to become a football player. Photograph: Site Intel Group/Reuters

He was neither a military commander nor a political leader in the so-called Islamic State (IS), but Mohammed Emwazi, or “Jihadi John”, was the most fa(...)

 Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall: Along with  businessman John Mills and economist Vicky Pryce, he will lead a panel discussion on Brexit  at a conference London. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Irish business leaders in Britain will consider the impact of a possible British withdrawal (Brexit) from the EU at the annual conference of the Iri(...)

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi: Instead of seeking to quell  riots in 2002 that followed killings on Hindus,  he cited  Newton’s Third Law: “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. Photograph:   Rob Stothard/AFP/Getty

An estimated 60,000 people will crowd into Wembley Stadium this evening for the biggest political rally seen in Britain in recent times, dwarfing Jere(...)

Ukip preparing  for the Oldham byelection (from left):  deputy leader Paul Nuttall, candidate John Bickley and party leader Nigel Farage.   Photograph:   Dave Thompson/Getty Images

The anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) has condemned as scaremongering the Taoiseach’s suggestion that a British exit from the Europea(...)

The four key areas identified by British prime minister David Cameron as requiring EU reform were protection of the single market, boosting competitiveness, exempting Britain from even closer union, and restricting the rights of EU migrants to work-related benefits such as tax credits. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters 0:51

Demands made by British prime minister David Cameron on renegotiating his country’s membership of the European Union have been given a broadly positiv(...)

Cameron is likely to be an effective leader of the campaign to keep Britain in the EU but much will depend on the quality of the competing campaigns

David Cameron’s roll-out of Britain’s renegotiation demands from the European Union yesterday was, as befits the most effective communicator in Britis(...)

David Cameron delivers defining  speech on EU renegotiation at Chatham House in London. Photograph: PA 0:51

Denis Staunton, London Editor British prime minister David Cameron has promised to campaign “with all my heart and soul” for Britain to remain in the(...)

Speaking outside No 10 Downing Street, Enda Kenny said Brexit would not be in Ireland’s interest. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images.

Ireland can serve as an important link between Britain and the European Union during David Cameron’s renegotiation of his country’s relationship with(...)