Irish Life is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Aviva Health, which was put up for sale by its UK parent late last year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

UK parent late last year. The Irish Times has learned that Irish Life entered exclusive talks this(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry speaks at the 52nd Security Conference in Hotel Bayrischer Hof in Munich. Photograph: Andreas Gebert/EPA

(...) the European Union. Ahead of talks between EU leaders on changes to the UK’s membership which are(...)

Collaboration: ‘Plumage’, by Love & Robots, in association with Niamh Lunny of the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Love & Robots

(...) in Ireland; Irish design exports are higher relative to the UK. As an initiative convened by the(...)

Non-shed house dog: President Obama takes Bo, the first family’s Portuguese water dog, for a run in the  White House. Photograph: Pete Souza/Reuters

Magis Puppy Chair comes in a range of brightly coloured plastics and costs from £49.30 at

Old school: Gerry Hutch and Christy Kinahan

(...) created a number of food companies in Ireland and the UK under the guise of exporting foodstuffs from(...)

Mrs T: every Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher’s fall has had to be tested for purity on the Thatchometer. David Cameron’s compromises with the EU would barely cause its needle to twitch. Photograph: ITV/Rex

(...). Why? One superficial reason is that she proved awfully hard to get rid of. In 1979 the UK finally(...)

A protester holds a sign reading in Czech “Stop Islam and stop Merkel”, during an anti-Islam rally in front of Prague Castle. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

(...) reason to be afraid of these refugees.” With funding from the UK-based Barnabas Fund and a host of(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel with Amal and George Clooney at the chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/Reuters/Bundesregierung

(...) ministers of Poland and the UK – were blessedly preceded by a morning pleasure: a visit from George Clooney(...)

Aidan Heavey, chief executive of Tullow Oil, which announced losses of $1 billion. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Canal Dock when it emerged the average Google employee in the UK is being paid twice as much as them(...)

Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman: presumption of innocence “radically undermined”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The treatment in the UK of people questioned as part of the Operation Yewtree inquiry into(...)