Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson responded to  Nigel Lawson, chairman of the Vote Leave campaign, who said checks would be needed along the Border to prevent illegal immigration in the event of Brexit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has warned any attempt to introduce Irish Border controls would be “a major setback for the political process in the North”. Sinn Féin MEP (...)

Britain’s nuclear move

Britain is running out of energy – specifically, electricity generation capacity. As coal-fired power plants are closed down to avoid adding to the ca(...)

Hinkley Point nuclear power station is seen behind rocks on a beach in Bridgwater, southwest England. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A deal to build Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation is due to be announced today. The government has been in negotiations with French-ow(...)

House prices rose 3.8 per cent in the year to August, the fastest rise since October 2010. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

British inflation was higher than expected in September and house prices posted their biggest rise in almost three years in August, adding to sceptici(...)

A shale gas rig at Banks, near Southport, Merseyside. Demands for power can only be met by gas-fired and nuclear generation.  The shale gas revolution suggests that gas will be the main element in the mixture.

The origins of Britain’s impending energy crisis go back half a century. The Beatles were in their heyday, the young Harold Wilson was a freshly elect(...)

British energy supplier E.On has been ordered to pay out £3m after being found to have sold lightbulbs in Ireland that were meant to be given for free to UK customers as part of a government funded scheme.

British energy supplier E.On has been ordered to pay out £3m after being found to have sold lightbulbs in Ireland that were meant to be given for f(...)