Miriam O’Callaghan is the proposed chair for the second televised debate, which is planned for the RTÉ studios without an audience. Photograph: Eric Luke.

RTÉ has proposed two live televised leaders’ debates during the general election – one involving seven parties, the other confined to the four big pa(...)

“I’m never going to say I can’t again, I can” said Bangladeshi born Nadiya in tearful triumph 0:56

Her flavours were flawless, her banter was brilliant and her smile lit up the tent. Bookies’ favourite Nadiya Jamal Hussain carried off the Great B(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron leaves the stage with his wife Samantha after his address to the Conservative Party conference  in Manchester on Wednesday. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

David Cameron set out a bold vision for social reform in his second and final term as Britain’s prime minister as he sought to move the Conservative(...)

In other circumstances the first conference party leader’s speech in the wake of a majority-winning election is something of a victory rally, a chairi(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande during their joint address at the European Parliament  in Strasbourg, France.  Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel warned fellow leaders of European Union countries on Wednesday against succumbing to nationalism in tackling the bloc’(...)

The Eurotunnel terminal area  near Calais,  France. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Two more suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after walking through the Channel Tunnel to reach Britain. The latest security breach in the (...)

British prime minister David Cameron gives his keynote speech to delegates on the fourth and final day of the Conservative Party Conference, at Manchester Central. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

David Cameron has vowed to spend the second half of his 10 years in power taking on Britain’s deepest social problems — poverty, lack of opportunity, (...)

British Home Secretary Theresa May said it is “impossible to build a cohesive society” and the UK needs to have an immigration limit. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

British home secretary Theresa May faced an angry backlash from business leaders, charities and political opponents as she announced a sharp tightenin(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron, whose government has welcomed a European Court of Justice opinion on benefit payments to non-British nationals. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has received a boost ahead of the forthcoming EU referendum after the European Court of Justice advised in a leg(...)

 Labour ‘giant’: Denis Healey, who has died aged 98, in 1987. Photograph: Dominique Dudouble/Reuters

Tributes have been paid to long-serving British Labour Party MP and former chancellor Denis Healey, who died on Saturday aged 98, with political foes (...)