Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters in Cheltenham

New documents released this week via the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden outline how Irish subsea telecommunications cables have(...)

Irish in London: at the Elephant and Castle, in south London, in 1949. Photograph: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty

I’ve worked as a journalist for an Irish community newspaper in London for the seven years. It has been my job to talk to Irish people, in pubs, cafes(...)

A report on Vital Statistics 2012 published by the Central Statistics Office notes that France had the highest fertility rate at 2.01, Ireland was next at 1.99. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Ireland recorded the second highest fertility rate in the EU in 2012, figures released by the Central Statistics Office show. A report on Vital Statis(...)

For sale signs displayed outside UK houses. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The annual rate of increase in British house prices fell to its lowest level in nearly a year this month as the property market continued to lose mome(...)

Britain’s continued membership of the European Union is contingent upon it being allowed to stop migrants from the bloc tapping into its relatively generous welfare system, prime minister David Cameron will warn on Friday. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/PA Wire.

British prime minister David Cameron has signalled he is ready to lead Britain out of the European Union if other EU states set their faces against to(...)

European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Less than a month after assuming the helm at the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled his much awaited investment plan for Europe. Mi(...)

News that the international nuclear talks with Iran are to be extended until next July is welcome. But realistically it will be more difficult to find(...)

The proposals include giving Scotland the power to set income tax rates, some influence over welfare spending, and powers to decide how the Scottish parliament and other devolved political structures are selected and run

Britain’s main political parties struck what they said was a historic deal to grant Scotland tax-raising powers and greater autonomy to try to satisfy(...)

Beachgoers relax  on a  in Eastbourne in England during a heatwave. A new report warns that global warming could increase vulnerability to life-threatening heatwaves more than 10-fold in parts of Europe by the end of the century. Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty Images.

Global warming could increase vulnerability to life-threatening heatwaves more than 10-fold in parts of Europe by the end of the century, a new repor(...)

The anger on display in Ferguson, Missouri, this week is about much more than the decision not to bring any charges against a white policeman who shot(...)