Alastair Campbell: “I’m making a guess here but most of the Irish business community are probably for Britain staying in.” Photograph: Getty Images

Voters in Britain are not seized of the implications for Ireland of the looming Brexit referendum on EU membership, former British government spokesma(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is congratulated after delivering a speech to the National Union of Teachers conference in Brighton on March 25th. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

We are living through a mass rejection of elites. We know this because everybody says so. And magically, the reasons for popular rage always cohere wi(...)

A 2008 file photograph of Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt, who has been released from prison after serving a  sentence for directing terrorism. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt has been released from prison after completing a sentence for directing terrorism. McKevitt, who is battling cancer,(...)

A newsagent reads the final print edition of The Independent on Sunday outside his shop in Soho last weekend. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

The London Independent (the “Indy”), and its Sunday sibling, are today closing down their print editions and moving entirely online. Is this the end(...)

File photograph of former British prime minister Tony Blair. File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Tony Blair has called for more effort to break down segregation in Northern Ireland and stressed the continued need to be “vigilant” about the threat (...)

The anger at the mainstream press peaked last week when Buckingham Palace made a complaint to the press watchdog over claims in a front page story by ‘the Sun’ that the queen had expressed Eurosceptic views during a lunch in 2011. Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

In between the many battles lines drawn in the run-up to the referendum on Britain staying or leaving the European Union – among them immigration, tra(...)

British PM David Cameron has called the EU referendum under duress from his party. Photograph: Getty Images

Undeterred by his own cowardice, Sir Harry Paget Flashman won the Victoria Cross, the Order of Bath and the Order of the Indian Empire, mainly by show(...)

Letters from Princess Diana: A few months before she died, the princess had consigned many of her dresses to auction to raise funds for charity. Photograph: Reuters

A previously undocumented friendship between an Irish nun and the late Diana, Princess of Wales has come to light in correspondence that has turned up(...)

What is Brexit? The countdown has begun to the United Kingdom’s referendum on withdrawal from the European Union. The stakes are high: if UK voters o(...)

The government has yet to schedule a vote on the future of Britain’s independent nuclear deterrent, but the issue has already established itself as a (...)