William Hague speaking in the House of Commons where he presented the options for reform as the Conservatives push for a ban on Scottish representatives blocking laws which do not apply north of the border. Photograph: PA Wire

Legislation that affects England but not other parts of the United Kingdom should require a majority of votes from English MPs, the core proposal fro(...)

Pictured are nine of the ‘hooded men’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Several men detained by the British army in 1971 want the High Court to compel the State decide whether to seek to revise a controversial European Cou(...)

David Cameron has no hope of getting any credit while it’s a win-win situation for Alex Salmond. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/Getty Images

Before last week, a reference to “the 45” in Scotland would have evoked thoughts of the Jacobite cause that died on the field of Culloden in 1745, (...)

Former Labour chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling told the conference that Scottish first minister Alex Salmond had not “entirely accepted” the result. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

The Conservatives will make demands for greater powers for English MPs over English laws a central part of next year’s British general election – u(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron arrives to speak to the press outside number 10 Downing Street following the counting of votes in the Scottish referendum. He welcomed the “clear result”. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The United Kingdom faces unprecedented constitutional change on the back of Scottish voters’ decision to reject independence, following a pledge b(...)

A report commissioned by London mayor Boris Johnson predicts job losses in the event the UK leaves the EU. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

London could lose more than a million jobs if Britain quits the EU and fails to adopt more outward-looking trade policies, according to a report comm(...)

Two Dutch passports lie in a field among luggage, personal belongings and wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Grabovo, Ukraine, yesterday.  Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

It was a busy start for Ireland’s new Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan as he attended his first EU foreign affairs council yesterday (...)

The Kincora boys’ home in Belfast

The resignation on Monday of William Hague as British foreign secretary pushed a number of other stories – the resignation of Lady Butler-Sloss from t(...)

Cameron’s purge

A reader’s letter yesterday teased UK Prime Minister David Cameron for his reshuffle timing. “When,” it asked, “ will they cease slavishly to mimic(...)

Britain’s new secretary of state for education Nicky Morgan leaves 10 Downing Street after her appointment today. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron today pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting women and Euroscept(...)