Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt will be putting mental health and wellbeing at the top of his agenda for Monday’s meeting with David Cameron.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt is to focus on mental health and wellbeing issues during a meeting with David Cameron at Downing Street on M(...)

Charles’ correspondence with ministers - known as “black spider” memos - will be released following a long-running battle by Guardian newspaper journalist Rob Evans to see the documents following a freedom of information request. The letters will be published with some redactions. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

A series of potentially embarrassing letters written by Britain’s Prince Charles to government ministers in 2004-2005 will be published on Wednesday, (...)

The only poll that mattersCharles Haughey made a mantra out of his standard response to opinion polls saying the only one that mattered was the electi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has congratulated David Cameron on his UK General Election victory, expressing hope that strong relations between the nations can(...)

The surprise Tory triumph makes one thing virtually certain - a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union is likely to take place within the next two years.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg.

In many ways the decisive victory for the Conservative Party represented the worst possible outcome for those concerned about Britain’s future in the (...)

Five more years: A file image of  Enda Kenny (R)  with British prime minister David Cameron. Many politicians in Dublin were hoping for a Labour victory as that would have put paid to a UK referendum in the short term at least. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

The most obvious impact for Ireland of David Cameron’s victory is that a referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union is now certain to hap(...)

 Nicola Sturgeon celebrates a stunning SNP performance  in Glasgow, Scotland. The SNP has won at least 55 of the 59 seats in Scotland.

When the exit poll dropped at 10pm the numbers seemed unbelievable. A few hours later, it looks as if the exit poll may have even underestimated the n(...)

Scottish first minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon visits an amusement park in Motherwell. The major UK parties have looked to strategic voting to halt the advance of the SNP. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Alastair Cameron had just arrived home on September 18th last year, the night of the Scottish independence referendum, when he got a telephone call sh(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg accused the Conservatives of vacillating over the UK’s EU role. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has opened the prospect of conceding to the Conservatives’ demand for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the E(...)

 Ed Miliband looks on as Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood, Leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett and Leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon embrace after the “BBC Challengers’ Election Debate”. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFp

The Challenger’s Debate hosted by the BBC took place on Thursday at Central Hall Westminster hosted by David Dimbley. The televised debate was not at(...)