Lord Mandelson delivers a keynote speech during an event hosted by the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign  in London last month. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

The North’s economy “will be negatively affected” if the UK votes to leave the European Union, a former Northern Ireland secretary of state warned Thu(...)

Theresa May: says she is “no fan” of the EU’s charter of fundamental rights or the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Britain should leave the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and not the European Union, home secretary Theresa May has said. Ms May said that(...)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson during a Vote Leave campaign event at the Europa Worldwide freight company in Dartford, Kent. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

On the 31st floor of the Walkie-Talkie building on Fenchurch Street, with its spectacular uninterrupted views across the City of London and along the (...)

EU commissioner Peter  Mandelson: He will tell the British Irish Chamber of Commerce that the potential impact on Northern Ireland “and by extension, the Republic of Ireland” goes beyond economics and concerns the future balance of the UK. Photograph:  Ben Pruchnie/Getty

Britain’s departure from the EU could “irrevocably reorder” the United Kingdom through the restoration of a hard border between the two parts of Irela(...)

Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood denied he sought to politicise the queen. Photograph: PA Wire

Britain’s top civil servant has denied “politicising” the royal family by encouraging Queen Elizabeth and Prince William to get involved in the refere(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey signs copies of the New Ireland Forum’s report in May 1984. Haughey initially opposed the subsequent Anglo-Irish Agreement. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Every major political breakthrough requires significant imagination and courage. The Anglo-Irish Agreement was Margaret Thatcher’s Nixon to China mome(...)

Why might Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing MP for Islington North, be poised to take over the leadership of the UK Labour Party? To adopt the lawyerly sem(...)

Ladbrokes tried to buy Coral in 1998, but had to give up after the then British trade and industry minister, Peter Mandelson, stopped the transaction

British bookmakers Ladbrokes and Gala Coral on Friday agreed to merge, creating a £2.3 billion (€3.2bn) business with Britain’s largest high street pr(...)

The bookmaker tried to buy Coral in 1998, but had to give up after the then British trade and industry minister, Peter Mandelson, stopped the transaction

Shares in bookmaker Ladbrokes jumped by more than 10 per cent on Tuesday after the company confirmed it was in merger talks with privately owned Gala (...)

British Labour Party MPs Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham, Mary Creagh and Liz Kendall at the GMB union’s annual conference at Citywest in Dublin. All five are runnning for leadership of the party. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Five British Labour Party politicians sat on a stage in Dublin’s Citywest on Tuesday, seeking votes from 1,000 delegates of a major British trade unio(...)