File photo  of forensic officers examining the wreckage of a helicopter which crashed in thick fog, near Beccles, Norfolk, killed  leading  Lord Ballyedmond and three other men. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The family of Northern Ireland’s richest man, Lord Ballyedmond, have said serious questions remain unanswered after an inquest found that his death in(...)

Forensic officers examining the wreckage of a helicopter after four people, including Dr Edward Haughey, died in a crash in thick fog in a field in Gillingham, near Beccles, Norfolk in 2014. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The fog on the night of a helicopter crash which killed Lord Ballyedmond and three others was so thick that RAF rescue crews could not land at the wr(...)

Max Immelmann: one of the first two aviators to receive the highest German military award in the first World War

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago leading to the Easter Rising, and a noticeboard for commemorations t(...)

Lord Gowrie (centre) speaks in Dublin at the National Museum, alongside Charles  Haughey and  Dr Pat Wallace

Irish diplomats were warned by a member of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet about blanket eavesdropping on their communications with Dublin during the talk(...)

 British foreign secretary of state Philip Hammond: “At the moment the only proposition on the table is our four-year proposal.” Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain is willing to consider alternative proposals to its key demand at this week’s European Union summit, to curb EU migrants’ access to welfare b(...)

 One of the images for auction. “Heifer and Harvest Cart on Boat, going for Haycocks, and drawn by Wire across to Landing Stage”

A collection of rare Victorian images of flooding on the Shannon has come to light and will be sold at auction in Dublin next week. The set of prints(...)

Britain’s work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith:   “When I talk to ministers in Europe, I have yet to come across one person who does not agree there is something fundamentally wrong with this system that people can arrive in a different country and be eligible for benefits they have never contributed towards.”  Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

British MPs have overturned an amendment from the House of Lords that would have allowed 16- and 17 year-olds to vote in the forthcoming referendum o(...)

“In our view it is not clear that segregation of young people into faith schools has promoted greater cohesion”

Allowing schools to select pupils on the basis of religion has been socially divisive and governments should recognise its negative consequences, acco(...)

British chancellor George Osborne’s fancy fiscal footwork in the Autumn Statement restored as the clear favourite to succeed David Cameron as prime minister. Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

With its double policy U-turn, fancy fiscal footwork, and political pirouettes, George Osborne’s autumn statement and spending review was a virtuoso d(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: said the government would seek to overturn this latest amendment. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

David Cameron’s government will seek to reverse a vote by the House of Lords that would allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in Britain’s forthcoming re(...)