Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will tell voters elsewhere in the UK that they should welcome the SNP’s hold on power in Westminster, “not fear it.” Photograph: PA

(...) advance of the UK general election in May, the biggest gathering of its type ever held.“The SNP London(...)

The  24th James Bond film ‘Spectre’ will feature  Monica Bellucci and Daniel Craig, pictured here on location in Italy. Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty 1:45

(...) as the highest-grossing film ever in the UK. No pressure then.

Áine Byrne from Dublin and Gerard Gunning from Roscommon are both 25 and have been in London for almost three years. He is a menswear print designer and Byrne is studying for a master’s in textile design. Photograph: Kim Cunningham

(...), by Kim Cunningham is at the London Irish Centre, Camden. kimcunningham.co.uk (...)

Mary Berry in Dublin recently. “I know the subject of baking and I’ve just got to be fair, encourage them [the Bake Off contestants] and try to say something nice even when it’s pretty awful”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 4:58

(...) whatever. And so he goes on. We always remember him.” She is a patron of the UK Child Bereavement charity(...)

Florence. Photographs: Ashling Geraghty, Butterfly Photography, butterflyphotography.co.uk We’d love to(...)

(...) cost from £4,395 (€6,116) and include return flights from the UK, accommodation, transfers, insurance(...)

‘Labour leader Ed Miliband (right) tried to catch out David Cameron by calling on him to clarify whether a new Conservative government would increase VAT. Cameron took everyone by surprise, including members of his own government it appears, by ruling this out and throwing back a question of whether Labour would increase national insurance – a charge on income similar to PRSI.’ Photograph: PA

(...) voters. So the UK election debate inevitably moves away from the actual details of policy and becomes a(...)

Detail from ‘Waltzers’ by Jack Vettriano: it is expected to go for £200,000- £300,000 at Bonhams auction next week

(...) is now, apparently, the bestselling art image in the UK, reproduced on posters, prints and greeting(...)

Sir, – The excellent article by Dáithi O’Ceallaigh and Paul Gillespie (“Time to prepare for a UK(...)

Bank of Ireland gained 1.35 per cent to close the day at 37.5 cents. Its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said the bank would in future look to grow in the UK through bolt-on acquisitions, though he indicated there were no immediate plans. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) day of trading. UK stocks declined for a fourth day, as falling mining and energy shares outweighed(...)