The government has yet to schedule a vote on the future of Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent, but the issue has already established itself as a (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker jokes with UKip leader Nigel Farage  in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

As Britain’s prime minister David Cameron faced mounting criticism from within his own party about his draft reform agreement with the European Union,(...)

David Cameron: the prime minister claimed  he had confounded sceptics by achieving agreement on all his demands. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Reuters

David Cameron has welcomed Donald Tusk’s proposals as “good terms” for Britain to remain in the European Union, claiming he had achieved all the dema(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  during a meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels. Photograph: Julien Warnand/Pool/Files/Reuters

European Council president Donald Tusk has warned of “challenging negotiations ahead” as he published a draft settlement for Britain ahead of a refere(...)

A letter sent by European Council president Donald Tusk to European Union (EU) leaders after it was released to the media, is seen in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir /Reuters

Donald Tusk’s proposals for a renegotiated relationship between Britain and the European Union meet most of David Cameron’s reform demands without un(...)

The key to that comeback is leadership, not membership. It was never going to be easy for Micheál Martin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

When Fianna Fáil asked me back in 2012 what defeated parties needed to do to put things right, I came up with a 12-step programme. So, has the party f(...)

A British flag flutters next to EU flags ahead of  David Cameron’s visit to  Brussels last Friday, Photograph:  EPA/Laurent Dubrule

Three years after Britain’s prime minister David Cameron delivered his “Bloomberg” speech announcing his plan to hold a referendum on Britain’s member(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron poses with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker: after the pair had lunch, Cameron said that the EU proposal did not go far enough. Photograph:  Francois Lenoir/Reuters

British officials insist that David Cameron has no interest in a staged confrontation with other leaders during his renegotiation of Britain’s EU memb(...)

Children walk along after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia, near the village of Miratovac. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Britain might take in refugee children who have been displaced by the war in Syria and have travelled to other countries in Europe, a government minis(...)

The outside of La Loche Community School is shown on Friday January 22nd. Photograph: Joshua Mercredi/The Canadian Press via AP

Sudden deaths in La Loche, Saskatchewan, where shootings at two locations left four people dead and seven wounded on Friday, are an all too familiar (...)