British prime minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday; he exchanged smears and insults with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photograph: PA Wire

Wednesday’s Prime Minister’s Questions was among the most extraordinary and brutal such sessions the House of Commons has witnessed in recent years. D(...)

To mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Ancestry. ie has worked with the British National Archives, Kew, London, to bring wider online access to one(...)

Canine therapy has been used in colleges in recent years to help calm stressed-out students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Playing with puppies. Free yoga classes. Social media “holidays”. Mindfulness tips. These are just some of the ways colleges and universities are try(...)

Ken Livingstone, who has been suspended from the Labour Party for comments made while defending Naz Shah – the suspended Labour MP – leaves Milbank Studios in London. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

Labour has suspended former London mayor Ken Livingstone from the party after he said that Adolf Hitler had supported Zionism before he murdered six (...)

A vigil for the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster is held outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

The chief constable of Yorkshire Police has been suspended following severe criticism of the force’s conduct during the Hillsborough inquiry. The forc(...)

Queen Elizabeth II with her daughter Princess Anne in the White Drawing Room of Windsor Castle. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/AFP/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, will spend her 90th birthday today much as she does every other day, unveiling a plaque, doing a w(...)

In this handout official photograph provided by Buckingham Palace to mark her 90th birthday, shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren. The children are: James, Viscount Severn (left), 8, and Lady Louise (second left), 12, the children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; Mia Tindall (holding The Queen’s handbag), the two year-old-daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; Savannah (third right), 5, and Isla Phillips (right), 3, daughters of The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn; Prince George (second right), 2, and in The Queen’s arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte (11 months), children of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Photograph Annie Leibovitz via Getty Images

Monarchs do things differently. Should their birthday fall in a chilly month, for example, they are free to declare another, sunnier date. So while Qu(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Fermanagh and South Tyrone – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

The Northern Ireland Assembly election in Fermanagh-South Tyrone features two of the DUP’s and Sinn Féin’s most popular women politicians – First Mini(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including South Antrim – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Danny Kinahan taking the South Antrim Westminister seat from the Democratic Unionist Party’s Rev William McCrea was one o(...)

Green Party TD Catherine Martin: “Now is the time when members should step up and speak up for the people who elected you.”

Newly elected Green Party TD Catherine Martin delivered a strong maiden speech in the Dáil on Thursday in which she urged the two main parties, Fine G(...)