Sources say former tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks will continue to be based in the UK and will travel to Storyful’s headquarters in Dublin.

Rebekah Brooks, the former tabloid editor who was cleared of all charges in Britain’s phone hacking scandal, is returning to News Corp to run Storyful(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan stands under pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust during his visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem’s Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem last Wednesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters.

Charlie Flanagan paid his first visit to the Middle East as Minister for Foreign Affairs this week when he visited Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. On (...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said some of the powers that had been devolved to Scotland were about it ‘feeling independent’. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said some of powers thathave been devolved to Scotland have had more to do with it feelingindepen(...)

Miners dig for diamons in Zimbabwe. As a compact, stable, and transferable store of value, diamonds offer enormous advantages to smugglers, money launderers, and tax evaders. 2:03

In the spring of 2005, Erez Daleyot, a Belgian-Israeli diamond tycoon with some dubious connections, paid a visit to his Swiss bankers at HSBC Private(...)

The congress centre at Davos. Taoiseach Enda Kenny and IDA officials will be holding bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the summit with prospective client companies. Photograph AFP

Thousands of the world’s top business and political leaders are gathering for the 45th annual World Economic Forum in the chic Swiss ski resort of Dav(...)

John Downey, who denies murdering four  soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in Hyde Park, London, on July 20th, 1982. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A former Northern Ireland Office official has defended the fact he told Republicans they were not wanted for prosecution, saying letters were only sen(...)

Martin McGuinness and Rita O’Hare arriving at Dublin Airport in 2005. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has rejected demands by a Conservative MP to investigate a former Downing Street official’s decision to warn(...)

Election hopeful: Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, who intends to stand in the general election. Photograph: Press Association

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, has built his political career on the back of an image of being an ordinary man who is happiest(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair answers questions at the parliamentary inquiry at the House of Commons in London, into the ‘on the runs’ letters and the deal he did with Sinn Féin to secure peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA Wire

Former British prime minister Tony Blair has defended granting hundreds of letters to republicans telling them they were not wanted for prosecution, s(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair answers questions at the parliamentary inquiry in London, into the ‘on the runs’ (OTRs) letters and the deal he did with Sinn Féin to secure peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA Wire

Former British prime minister, Tony Blair has said that the letters given to over 200 Republicans telling them they were not wanted for prosecution wa(...)