Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip), will be campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Leader of the British Ukip party Nigel Farage has insisted he is one of six people who can shift public opinion during the EU referendum on a Brexit.(...)

A  Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jets returning to RAF Akrotiri base in Cyprus after their first mission since the parliamentary vote to undertake air strikes in Syria. Photograph:  Emily Burns/EPA/Royal Air Force

Britain joined US-led air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Thursday, but Russian president Vladimir Putin issued bitter new denunciations of (...)

Denis Healey in Moscow in 1987. In the 1940s he had fought communist oppression of socialists. Photograph: Dominique Dudouble/Reuters

Unfair though it might be, the life of Denis Healey, who has died aged 98, may well be remembered as a story of what might have been. Throughout the (...)

Marie-Louise Jennings, who has died aged 81, was best known to readers of Irish history as Marie-Louise Legg, the name under which she published most (...)

Former Labour MP Chris Mullin saidJeremy Corbyn, who is currently leading the contest, is a close friend of his but he very much doubted that he would be able to lead Labour back into power if he is chosen at the party’s leader. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty

None of the candidates contesting the leadership of the British Labour Party is electable as prime minister and the party may be facing into a long pe(...)

The Birmingham Six after their release in London in 1991, with Chris Mullin  (centre, with scarf) outside the Old Bailey. File photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

Former British Labour Party MP and author Chris Mullin will speak about the lessons that can be learned from the case of the Birmingham Six at a summe(...)

Despite a wonderfully elaborate set and quite a few special effects, Skip Kite’s film remains a lovely handmade artefact. A biographical portrait o(...)

Brian Conaghan’s advice to aspiring authors: “If you can’t handle oodles of rejections then best to pack it in now. Otherwise, stop talking about wanting to write that book of yours and just do it”

Brian Conaghan was born in 1971 and raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge. He gained a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the Universit(...)

Niall Quinn: It was, a game that toughened me up.”

It’s easy to get confused. Take the contestant on ITV’s The Chase , as heard by a (...)

Steph Booth lives in the north of England with her husband, the actor Tony Booth, who has Alzheimer’s disease. Photograph: George Skipper

My recent trip to Limerick to speak at the Irish Hospice Foundation conference was initially organised on the basis that Tony and I would be go(...)