Oscar and Arthur Kenevey, of Clarehall, Dublin, at the bandstand in St Stephens Green, Dublin for the People’s Climate Picnic today as world leaders including Taoiseach Enda Kenny prepare to meet in New York next week for a UN crisis summit on climate change. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 600 people attended the People’s Climate Picnic in St Stephen’s Green today. It was the main event held in Ireland to mark a global protest (...)

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(...)

An appeal for Mr Henning’s release has been made by over 100 senior Muslim leaders. Photograph: PA Wire

The wife of a British hostage being held by Islamic State made a dramatic appeal last night for his release. The statement was released as rumours cir(...)

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks to pupils during a visit to Kelty Primary School in Fife yesterday. Photograph: Garry F McHarg/Reuters

Promises made to Scotland on further devolution will be upheld, former British prime minister Gordon Brown insisted, as he urged the country to come t(...)

Where now?  ... First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond at  a press conference   in Edinburgh after Scotland rejected independence. How will Scottish nationalist claims evolve now?  Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

While the proponents of Scottish independence could not persuade enough Scots to take a leap of faith into the unknown, the outgoing SNP leader deserv(...)

Scotland stirred and UK shaken
  • UK
  • September 20, 2014, 01:02

It had been coming for some time throughout the course of the campaign. Speculated about, leaked, openly declared, even ridiculed. But the formal anno(...)

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(...)

Imam Ibrahim Noonan at the entrance to the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Imam Ibrahim Noonan began celebrating the Qu’ran in a housing estate in Galway, his hope was that the temporary mosque in Wellpark would be repla(...)

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(...)

Catalan leader Artur Mas said staging of the referendum itself had been a triumph that Spain should let Catalonia emulate. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

The Spanish government yesterday warmly welcomed Scotland’s decision not to secede from the UK, just hours before the northeastern region of Catalonia(...)