Former British government press secretary Alastair Campbell (left) with former taoiseach Bertie Ahern at an event in Dublin in 2007.  In a recent book on leadership, Winners, Mr Campbell counted Mr Ahern among “a large number of exceptional people in the right place at the right time” who helped bring about the Belfast Agreement.  File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is refusing to back British air strikes in Syria, does not come across as “very serious or pro(...)

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn:  he is under fire after he unexpectedly released a letter to MPs saying he could not support the bombing campaign. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

(...) said the prime minister had failed to make a convincing case that extending UK bombing to Syria would(...)

 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte:  The  “mini Schengen” plan of cutting back the borderless zone to just five countries – the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and Austria – was being discussed before the Paris attacks. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/EPA

(...)’s the National Front in France, Ukip in the UK, or Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party in the Netherlands – is(...)

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A Royal Navy bomb disposal team detonates a 1,500lb (680kg) German World War Two mine discovered on the seabed off the English south coast. Video: Reu(...)

Skunk weed: Consumption of the drug was found to  cause  harm to the   section of the brain made up   neural fibres, along which nerve signals travel, in a study by King’s College London. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Claire Hennessy: “As a YA addict I’ve been really impressed with the smart, thought-provoking and fabulously readable books Hot Key have published over the last few years – so to be now working with Naomi and the rest of the team on Nothing Tastes as Good is, well, ridiculously brilliant. I can’t wait to share Annabel’s story with readers next summer – who doesn’t love snarky ghost girls, right?”

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Ireland has made “good progress” towards  ratifying a UN protocol designed to support improved standards in  places of detention, Minister for Justice  Frances Fitzgerald has said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) in the UK, Nick Hardwick, said in his address it was his experience that the protocol acted as a(...)

Black Friday is on its way to becoming the biggest online shopping day in UK history as consumers shun the high street in search of bargains on the web.  Photo: Bloomberg

Black Friday is on its way to becoming the biggest online shopping day in UK history as(...)

 Black Friday shopping scenes outside Smyths Toystore on Jervis Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

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Shane Murphy and Darragh Kirby and pitched online group travel and activity booking platform, Groopeze. Photo:  Shane O’Neill.

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