Romania’s  Ovidiu Tonita will feature in his fourth Rugby World Cup next month.

Lynn Howells, who was assistant coach to Wales under Graham Henry at the 1999 World Cup, has announced his 31-strong Romania squad for next month’s Ru(...)

Protesters  breaking into  British Embassy in the Iranian capital in November 2011. Photograph:  FarsNews/Getty Images

Britain will reopen its embassy in Iran this weekend nearly four years after protesters ransacked it and burned the British flag. The move marks a tha(...)

Dr Martin McAleese: “They couldn’t say that ‘you don’t understand’. I knew their streets, their pubs, their clubs, their schools, their churches”

His childhood as Catholic in a staunchly Protestant area of Belfast helped greatly in later life when building bridges to loyalists in that city, Mart(...)

Migrants walk in the direction of the Eurotunnel terminal  near Calais, northern France. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images 10:11

When several thousand Irish construction workers were involved in building the Channel Tunnel more than 25 years ago, tabloid newspapers reported o(...)

Michael Flatley and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny pose beside one of Flatley’s paintings. Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

Paintings by Michael Flatley have generated sales of more than €1 million since the former dancer’s debut exhibition in London last month. The origi(...)

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper today called a parliamentary election for October 19th, kicking off an 11-week campaign likely to focus on a st(...)

Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of state, Peter Hain has declared. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Northern Ireland’s politicians have not displayed the will to deal with the legacy left by the Troubles, former Labour Northern Ireland secretary of s(...)

The bomb destroyed number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square in central London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters 1:20

Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first(...)

Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech during a State Banquet at the Schloss Bellevue Palace on the second day of a four day State Visit in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/Getty Images. 1:54

Queen Elizabeth II has warned of the dangers of a divided Europe hours before her prime minister, David Cameron, presents his reform proposals for the(...)

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip pass the Brandenburg Gate during the British monarch’s visit to Berlin. Photograph: Stephanie Pilick/EPA 1:25

For decades, British visitors to Germany followed Basil Fawlty’s example and used every opportunity to not mention the war – by mentioning the war. Wh(...)