The 2015 Westminster elections find Northern Ireland polarised between its two principal ethno-political camps, introverted as to the key issues divid(...)

 Helen Rochford Brennan: “Aggie is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Helen Rochford Brennan was given a diagnosis of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s three years ago. She is now a leading spokeswoman on dementia who is also(...)

At midnight last night the twenty-six counties officially left the British Commonwealth and cut the last constitutional link with Britain. The descrip(...)

A view of the Dubai skyline. The UAE has indicated it plans a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. File photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

The United Arab Emirates is planning a bid to host the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. While the sport is in its infancy in the Middle East, the country’(...)

 Ryanair can presumably fall back on the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to refuse to review its original finding. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair yesterday declared it was “manifestly wrong” of the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) to refuse to review its 2013 ruling that the (...)

Nicola Sturgeon, who was applauded by a London audience during a BBC-hosted TV debate when she criticised Labour Party leader Ed Miliband. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Truth is the first casualty in war, but the same applies to politics. This has been graphically illustrated during the British election campaign, as a(...)

Ryanair plans to appeal the original ruling to the British supreme court. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

British Airways’ parent, International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG), has backed the UK competition regulator’s ruling that Ryanair should cut i(...)

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Shoptalk: Enniskillen

The word Enniskillen triggers the same unfortunate associations as do the names Lockerbie, Warrington, Oklahoma City and other innocent sites of man’s(...)

 Prime minister David Cameron on the Conservative election campaign bus, near Builth Wells, Wales. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Job numbers in the UK now stand at a record high and unemployment has fallen back to 1.8 million, according to published figures seized upon by the(...)

Former Ireland rugby international Trevor Ringland. Mr Ringland was one of the attendees at the launch of the first branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) in the Republic, where Lord Diljit Rana urged the State to consider rejoining the Commonwealth.   File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Republic needs to have a “rational and serious debate” about rejoining the Commonwealth, a member of the House of Lords has said. Speaking at the (...)