England’s opportunity: Prime Minister David Cameron responds to Scottish result, promises new powers for English MPs (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

In promising a new way of doing politics in the United Kingdom, David Cameron early yesterday morning pitched his response to the Scottish vote primar(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted his plan to link further Scottish devolution to the process of making sure only English MPs can vote on English laws was necessary to address a ’basic unfairness’ in the constitution. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has said some of those who had voted ‘No’ in favour of remaining in the union had been “tricked” by the Westmin(...)

“The memory of our forefathers, including James Connolly, James Larkin and others important to the Labour Party, can be kept alive in the minds of the next generation by protecting history as a subject,” former minister for education Mary Hanafin said. “The choice rests with the [current, Labour] Minister for Education.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Former education minister Mary Hanafin has urged the current Minister Jan O’Sullivan to protect history as a core subject in the Junior Certificate cy(...)

 Pau’s new signing James Coughlan: “We both kind of said ‘if we don’t go now, we’ll never go’.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

The IRFU have succeeded where their Welsh, Scottish and Italian counterparts have largely failed in keeping all their front-line players at home. Even(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron arrives to speak to the press outside number 10 Downing Street following the counting of votes in the Scottish referendum. He welcomed the “clear result”. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The United Kingdom faces unprecedented constitutional change on the back of Scottish voters’ decision to reject independence, following a pledge b(...)

Gordon Brown speaking to scoolchildren in Fife on Friday. The re-energised former prime minister played a key role in the final days of the No campaign. Photograph: Garry McHarg/Reuters

The centuries of ties between the Scots and the English are littered with broken promises. Each has left its layer of resentment, each remembered a(...)

Dejected Yes supporters in Glasgow yesterday. Photograph: Robert Perry

Dundee was the first of Scotland’s 32 count centres to announce a win for those wanting Scottish independence and the outcome was greeted with loud ch(...)

Queen Elizabeth II released the statement this evening  as the nation digests the historic No vote in the Scottish referendum. Photograph: Michael Schofield/The Sun/PA Wire

The queen of England has delivered a message of reconciliation in the wake of the Scottish referendum, urging people to unite in their “enduring love (...)

Dublin has been chosen as one of the host European cities for Euro 2020. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

The FAI and Dublin City will host part of a major football championship - Euro 2020 - for the first time after the bid to stage three group games and (...)

Jim Boyce, FIFA Vice-President, says he was unaware of the expensive watch given to him during the World Cup in Rio this summer. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has confirmed he was given a €20,939 watch by the Brazilian FA during the World Cup but had no idea of its val(...)