Nicola Sturgeon, who was applauded by a London audience during a BBC-hosted TV debate when she criticised Labour Party leader Ed Miliband. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Truth is the first casualty in war, but the same applies to politics. This has been graphically illustrated during the British election campaign, as a(...)

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. File photograph: Reuters /Luke MacGregor

When is it due?Britain’s next royal baby is due on Saturday, April 25th, according to media reports. Anyone who has ever had a baby will know this is (...)

 Capt Frederick Dietrichsen of the Sherwood Foresters died in an ambush on Mount Street Bridge in 1916. Photograph: Gary Quinn

A former Tory MP and commanding officer of the Sherwood Foresters has said it would be the “ultimate reconciliation” if the Taoiseach was to visit th(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron smiles as he eats breakfast during a visit to financial firm Scottish Widows in Edinburgh, Scotland on April 7th, 2015. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty Images

The British prime minister David Cameron touched down in Belfast on Tuesday during a whistle-stop general election campaigning tour of Scotland, North(...)

A car carrying British prime minister David Cameron leaves Buckingham Palace after he  had a private audience with  Queen Elizaberth to formalise the dissolution of parliament in London on Monday. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images.

Campaigning in Britain’s closest election in decades ramped up on Monday after prime minister David Cameron met Queen Elizabeth to tell her parliament(...)

Jackie Kennedy with camera. File photograph: Ullstein Bild/Getty Images

Jackie Kennedy’s brief career as a photojournalist included interviewing and photographing Irish diplomats in Washington for St Patrick’s Day in 1952,(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe was one of the speakers at the annual Irish Hotels Federation conference. The conference heard how the Government’s special VAT rate was crucial to lessening the rate of insolvency within the industry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There were 145 insolvent hotels in the State at the end of 2014 and the industry would have been in much worse shape were it not for the Government’s (...)

Taoisach Enda Kenny: had indicated that he would liked to see Queen Elizabeth visit Ireland as part of the events surrounding the 1916 commemoration. Photograph: Bloomberg

The Government has said it is now “extremely unlikely” a member of the British royal family will attend the 100th anniversary commemorations of the(...)

Tony Abbott: before the vote, he said he would “learn from this experience”. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott has survived an internal Liberal Party vote to declare his position vacant by 61 votes to 39.As he walked into (...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)