RBS is struggling to return to health amidst an unprecedented corporate restructuring and has not made an annual profit since 2007

Part-nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland reported a widening first quarter loss on Friday as lower income, restructuring costs and sluggish asset sal(...)

Secretary general of the OECD Angel Gurría: “Brexit is like a tax. It is the equivalent to roughly missing out on about one month’s income within four years.” Photograph: EPA

Leaving the European Union would cost British workers a month’s salary by 2020 but would reduce net immigration and lower house prices, the Organisati(...)

President Barack Obama fielded a question on Northern Ireland during a town hall meeting with young Britons at the Royal Horticulture Halls in London. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

You can see why some nationalists were horrified by US president Barack Obama’s statement in London last Saturday. At a town hall meeting of 500 UK y(...)

Migrants and refugees  arrive on the islan of Kos, Greece. A second group of Syrian refugees is being flown  into Northern Ireland as part of the British government’s vulnerable persons’ relocation scheme. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor A second group of Syrian refugees is flying into Northern Ireland on Thursday as part of the British government’s vul(...)

 Carrie Twomey and her husband Anthony McIntyre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The British government has lodged a subpoena with Boston College seeking access to taped interviews given by former IRA prisoner Dr Anthony McIntyre, (...)

Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

Fr Peter McVerry: “I can’t see it ending until both sides wipe each other out. Neither side is going to pull back.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Hutch-Kinahan gun feud is more intense and on a “higher level” than any other Irish gang dispute, according to Fr Peter McVerry. The social campa(...)

It is estimated that more than 1,000 people died during the Belfast Blitz. Photograph: Belfast Telegraph

There is no doubt that a number of the German bombers that carried out raids on Northern Ireland 75 years ago, in which more than 1,000 people died, u(...)

Denis Donaldson: His family are going to the High Court in an attempt to speed up the inquest which continues to be delayed 10 years after his death: Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The family of Denis Donaldson – who was killed by the Real IRA in 2006 after it emerged he had been an MI5 informer – are going to the High Court in a(...)

The corrected memorial wall at Glasnevin cemetery. The fada was originally over the first ‘i’ not the ‘E’  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Glasnevin Trust has corrected the errant fada on its recently unveiled memorial wall and also defended its decision to list a member of the Irish Vol(...)