PwC’s Feargal O’Rourke with former UK prime minister Gordon Brown  in Dublin. Mr Brown said: “The UK and Ireland are so closely interconnected as members and partners in the European Union that a British exit from the European Union would hurt both.” Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Former taoiseach John Bruton says the UK will suffer a major loss of influence on the global economy if it votes to leave the EU. He said membershi(...)

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne speaking in the House of Commons.

What was the purpose of yesterday’s Budget announcements? One aim was to escape the painful implications of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s new(...)

Executive director of Britain Stronger in Europe Will Straw’s  arguments focused mainly on the risks to Britain’s economy and national security of leaving the EU, and on the failure of the Leave campaign to paint a plausible picture of life outside the EU. Photograph: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Arron Banks and Will Straw were a study in contrasts on Thursday morning as the co-founder of Leave.EU and the executive director of Britain Stronger (...)

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaving his home in north London on Tuesday. Photograph:  Reuters/Hannah McKay

After weeks of background briefings and two days of negotiations, Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffle has produced two sackings, three resignatio(...)

Michael Dugher who  said on Tuesday Twitter that he had been ‘sacked’ by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as shadow culture secretary. Photograph: PA

Michael Dugher became the first casualty of British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet reshuffle when he was sacked from the post of s(...)

Michael McNamara. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tomorrow the President will convene the Council of State to consider the International Protection Bill. The Dáil considered only 16 of the Bill’s 81 s(...)

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has taken on a job at global investment firm, Pimco. The ex-Labour leader will advise on economic and political issues, the company announced. (Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

The bond investing firm Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) has named two former central bank chiefs and a former British prime minister to sit (...)

Hillary Clinton: her aide Sidney Blumenthal questioned the Tory leader’s talks on an election pact with the UUP and questioned whether he supported the February 2010 power-sharing deal in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Reuters

David Cameron was accused of “threatening recklessly to destroy a generation of work” by a close adviser to Hillary Clinton when he met union(...)

File photograph of Tony Blair and former US president George Bush in the Azores in 2003. Photograaph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has apologised for aspects of the Iraq War, sparking claims of attempted “spin” ahead of the Chilcot Inquiry (...)

A paramilitary mural is seen on a wall in East Belfast in Northern Ireland. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Another week, another crisis in the peace process which passeth all understanding. Tuesday’s report into the state of the Northern Ireland ceasefires (...)