Former UK chancellor Ken Clarke addressing a European Movement Ireland Conference titled ‘Reform or Referendum the UK, Ireland and the future of Europe’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A British decision to leave the European Union would be a political error with serious consequences for Ireland, former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer(...)

“I think this referendum is a great threat to the political stability of the country,” says Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke was born in July 1940 just weeks after Winston Churchill became British prime minister. Now 74, he sits in his office in Westminster, h(...)

A new Conservative Party  poster showing Labour leader Ed Miliband, Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond of the SNP and  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams which claims together they will bring chaos to Britain. Image: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson, the Democratic Unionist Party leader, has condemned the BBC’s refusal to review its decision to exclud(...)

Queen’s University Belfast: Centre for Secure Information Technologies  in the Northern Ireland Science Park is the UK’s largest university centre for cyber-security research. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Belfast-based start-up which has developed cyber-intelligence monitoring software has won a breakthrough contract with the US government.Details of (...)

Xi Jinping, China’s president: pay rise.

For the first time since 2006, Chinese president Xi Jinping and the other six members of the top tier of the ruling Communist Party, the Politburo Sta(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron: “I am delighted the broadcasters have gone away and thought again . . . although I don’t quite see why Northern Ireland seems to be missing out.” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron has said that he cannot see why Northern Ireland’s political parties should be excluded from proposed television(...)

Scotland and its fractious politics returned to centre stage at Westminster last week, a combination of unfinished referendum business and pre-general(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: he ended the phone call when it became clear it was a hoax and no sensitive information was disclosed. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A review of British security procedures has been launched after a hoax caller pretending to be the director of the government’s eavesdropping agency w(...)

Mourners and family members bury  King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Saudo Press Agency

World leaders and top dignitaries have begun arriving in Saudi Arabia to give their condolences following the death of King Abdullah, who has died ag(...)

Some 11,222 United Kingdom citizens are claiming the dole in this State, that is some five times as many as Irish citizens claiming in Britain. And ye(...)