Outspoken: neoliberalism “turns out to be a dead end”, says Paul Mason. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty

Paul Mason sits in his two-up, two-down terraced house in south London while a newly arrived wheaten terrier, Lottie, still getting used to visitors, (...)

Playwright Brian Friel  with a portrait of himself by artist Mick O’Dea, which was unveiled  in 2010 as part of the National Portrait Collection in the National Gallery Dublin.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Playwright Brian Friel, described by former US president Bill Clinton “as an Irish treasure for the entire world”, will be honoured next month in a (...)

The coffin of Charles Patrick Evans is carried off a Royal Air Force C-17 military transporter plane at RAF Brize Norton.  Photograph: Joe Giddens/AFP/Getty Images

The last time Pat Evans was in Holy Cross Church in West Bromwich, where he was married to Maureen half a century before, he had a six-inch nail and a(...)

Paul O’Shea. Photograph: London Metropolitan Police

An Irish heroin addict has been given a minimum 32-year jail term for the hammer and knife killing of two men in a London flat. Paul O’Shea (37), from(...)

David Cameron waits to greet his Ukrainian counterpart, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, at Number 10 Downing Street yesterday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

MPs sitting yesterday on the terrace in the Houses of Parliament in the sultry heat of July could be seen occasionally flicking through images on thei(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers: ‘The situation is grave.’ Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Public services in Northern Ireland will run into “significant problems” by September if there is no agreement between its parties about the scale o(...)

Business secretary Sajid Javid has has cleared the way for employers to use temporary agency workers to replace strikers. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The toughest curbs on British trade unions for a generation have been unveiled by the Conservative government, which insists that major public serv(...)

An anti-fox hunting protester holds a smoke flare outside the Houses of Parliament in London. The British government has a postponed a vote on fox-hunting until after the summer break. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

The Scottish National Party’s decision to vote against plans to relax England’s fox-hunting laws directly contradicts declarations made by the Scott(...)

Thames House in Millbank, London. The headquarters of MI5 since December 1994.

A legal bid by IRA informer Martin McGartland, who claims that British intelligence agency MI5 failed to properly protect him after he was exposed, mu(...)

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(...)