Phil Hogan: all set for his role as EU agriculture commissioner. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Jean-Claude Juncker had promised “some surprises” when he announced the allocation of commission portfolios yesterday. He did not disappoint. The appo(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at Stormont Castle yesterday

Northern Ireland is a safe and profitable place in which to invest, British prime minister David Cameron has told an international conference in Belfa(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking at the Invest Northern Ireland investment conference at the Titanic centre in Belfast today. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland is a safe and profitable place in which to invest, British prime minister told an international conference in Belfast today. Addressi(...)

Taxes will not have to rise in the United Kingdom to bring its deficit under control, chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has said, if pressure(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron: made clear in a key speech on British EU policy in January that the review would include all aspects of EU decision-making. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government will not be taking part in a special British review of EU powers and legislation. The so-called “balance(...)