Maíria Cahill leaving Government Buildings following talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 6:55

Maíria Cahill brought a very serious allegation to Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning: that child sex abusers were moved by republicans from Northern I(...)

Supporters of Scottish independence on the morning after the September 18th referendum, in which Scots voted to remain in the UK.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Scotland’s finance secretary, John Swinney, made history yesterday, becoming the first Scottish minister in more than 300 years to levy on Scots a tax(...)

Former British prime minister Gordon Brown: he said that while he had no doubt the extra powers promised would come, “the question is whether we will secure our timetable for devolution with or without strings attached”. Photograph: Garry F McHarg/Reuters

Scottish MPs must not be banned from voting in the House of Commons on major issues, including income tax rates, said former Labour prime minister Go(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton:  The shift in emphasis from the sunny pronouncements of July and August has been striking as the autumn political season belatedly got underway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Remember Prudence? The darling of Gordon Brown is back in vogue as the Budget nears despite news that there is apparently no longer any need for a new(...)

Better Together campaign leader Alistair Darling (left) and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont taking part in a church service to promote unity in the wake of the independence referendum, at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: Andrew O’Brien/Church of Scotland/PA Wire

Scots over the age of 55 have “impeded” younger Scots’ demands for independence, first minister Alex Salmond has said, following Thursday’s referen(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted his plan to link further Scottish devolution to the process of making sure only English MPs can vote on English laws was necessary to address a ’basic unfairness’ in the constitution. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has said some of those who had voted ‘No’ in favour of remaining in the union had been “tricked” by the Westmin(...)

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown speaks to pupils during a visit to Kelty Primary School in Fife yesterday. Photograph: Garry F McHarg/Reuters

Promises made to Scotland on further devolution will be upheld, former British prime minister Gordon Brown insisted, as he urged the country to come t(...)

The blues ... A dejected ‘Yes’ supporter in Edinburgh makes his way home in the early hours after Scotland voted  (Photo:Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

David Cameron failed to look at the wall the day he signed the Edinburgh Agreement with Alex Salmond in October 2012. It set out the rules for the S(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron arrives to speak to the press outside number 10 Downing Street following the counting of votes in the Scottish referendum. He welcomed the “clear result”. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The United Kingdom faces unprecedented constitutional change on the back of Scottish voters’ decision to reject independence, following a pledge b(...)

Gordon Brown speaking to scoolchildren in Fife on Friday. The re-energised former prime minister played a key role in the final days of the No campaign. Photograph: Garry McHarg/Reuters

The centuries of ties between the Scots and the English are littered with broken promises. Each has left its layer of resentment, each remembered a(...)