Chief executive Jeremy Masding during Permanent TSB’s AGM. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Permanent TSB Group Holdings has warned potential investors that a return to profit may be at risk from Irish political pressure to cut interest rate(...)

Chief executive Aidan Heavey has said Tullow Oil needs to be able to cope with oil prices of $50 a barrell “long-term”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tullow Oil says it is making “about a third” of the more than 140 staff at its Dublin offices redundant, as the company slashes its cost base to deal(...)

Nicola Sturgeon speaking at the launch of the Scottish National Party  election manifesto in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Lesley Martin

The Scottish National Party (SNP) will use its post-election House of Commons influence to act “in the interests” of all of the United Kingdom and e(...)

Sinn Féin party leader Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness during the launch of the party’s General Election manifesto in Dungannon, CoTyrone on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland should be allowed to remain in Europe should Britain vote to exit the European Union, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness said today wh(...)

David Cameron: “They don’t believe in the Westminster parliament, they don’t believe in the United Kingdom. They would not be coming to Westminster to help our country. They are coming to Westminster to break up our country.” Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has warned that a Labour/Scottish National Party alliance threatens the break-up of the United Kingdom, less than(...)

Jeremy Clarkson: says he  is already thinking about his next television project. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has revealed he was told he “probably” had cancer two days before the incident with a producer which resulte(...)

Durkan (54), who is in his third Westminster election campaign, having also served as deputy first minister, blames the DUP and Sinn Féin for the latest logjam. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/GettyImages

While canvassing on the streets of Derry, Mark Durkan says he detects an “anti-politics vibe” on the doorsteps. It’s a reaction he has been experienci(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

 Ed Miliband looks on as Leader of Plaid Cymru, Leanne Wood, Leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett and Leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon embrace after the “BBC Challengers’ Election Debate”. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFp

The Challenger’s Debate hosted by the BBC took place on Thursday at Central Hall Westminster hosted by David Dimbley. The televised debate was not at(...)