Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna and Peter Mandelson on The Andrew Marr Show. “The awful, shocking thing about this election is Labour could have won it,” Mandelson said. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

Len McCluskey, the combative leader of Britain’s largest union, Unite, issued a message to voters on the eve of polling, telling them the Labour Party(...)

Ukip Leader Nigel Farage with 22-year-old candidate Robin Hunter-Clarke. Mr Hunter-Clarke is running in Boston, Lincolnshire, where support for the party has surged in recent times.  Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

To see how immigrants from eastern and central Europe have made their presence felt in Britain, stand on West Street in the centre of Boston, a mar(...)

Roscommon  celebrate their victory over Galway in the EirGrid Connacht under-21 Football Final at  Tuam Stadium. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Roscommon 3-14 Galway 3-11The upsurge in Roscommon football took another big step forward when they retained their Connacht under-21 title for the fir(...)

Lord Stephen Green: Conservatives were condemned by Labour for not investigating the former HSBC chief executive before appointing him as a trade minister. Photograph: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

The British tax authorities settled cases against 1,000 people who had used Switzerland-based HSBC accounts to avoid taxes rather than prosecute them(...)

Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny says  in “most cases”, the effect of the reduction in payment would “last for the lifetime of the pensioner”. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/MQ Photo

The Pensions Ombudsman has told the Oireachtas finance committee that the Government’s imposition of a 0.6 per cent levy on private sector pension s(...)

James Whelton: “ I was never recognised as being high-achieving or academic at school. It was frustrating as I was really good at programming but getting my ass kicked by my pass maths teacher.” Photograph: The Guardian

When James Whelton was 18, he turned down €100,000 for a 10 per cent stake in his company Social Force in order to develop CoderDojo. While it was a h(...)

Distilled Media Group employed an average of 71 people during the period, down from 75 in 2012.

The company behind property website Daft.ie more than doubled its pre-tax profit to almost €1.7 million in 2013, accounts for Distilled Media Group Li(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny at the launch of the ombudsman’s annual report in Dublin today. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/MQ Photo

Public service pension schemes are the source of an “unacceptably high proportion” of all complaints to his office, the pensions ombudsman Paul Ken(...)

James Whelton: “There is a different culture building technology in the Middle East. We want to use methodologies that are more like Silicon Valley. But there are incredible opportunities in the Middle East.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

James Whelton, the co-founder of international coding clubhouse CoderDojo, has joined Triperna. com, a fast-growing Middle East travel booking site a(...)

A new initiative aimed at finding the brightest talent and young digital creators across Ireland and the UK has been unveiled by marketing platform Su(...)