UK election: Labour focused on the National Health Service – predicting that hospitals could be forced to lay off staff in the year ahead because of spiralling debts.

Voters in the United Kingdom will be faced with a second general election before Christmas if the Liberal Democrats do not form part of the next gover(...)

Lawyers for two Department of Agriculture employees, Vincent Gormley and James Scott, claim  Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is in contempt of court by breaching an undertaking not to fill two senior positions they had applied for.

The High Court will rule later this month on whether Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has breached undertakings given in respect of a legal acti(...)

Two employees claim  Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney  breached an undertaking to the court.

The High Court is to be asked on Friday to make orders directing Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to show good cause as to why he should not be (...)

Trinity Mirror said today it was being investigated by London’s Metropolitan police and it was too soon to say how the matter might progress.

British police are investigating whether Sunday Mirror newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror is criminally liable for alleged phone hacking by former jou(...)

Former editor of the Daily Mirror Richard Wallace was interviewed yesterday by police investigating alleged phone hacking. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Detectives investigating the phone hacking scandal in the UK are examining fresh claims after new evidence came to light, a lawyer represe(...)

The Sunday Mirror today became the latest newspaper title to be dragged into the ongoing phone-hacking scandal.  Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

The Sunday Mirror was dragged into the UK phone-hacking scandal today as London police arrested four journalists connected to the newspaper. (...)