Several broader legal consequences for the Republic would result from UK withdrawal for the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

If the UK decides to leave the European Union, the legal relationships between the UK and the Republic will alter in various ways. Although some chan(...)

Enda Kenny:  has gone from a position of strength to one of weakness.  Photograph: Eric Luke

And so it is towards minority government that Ireland is now likely bound. As it happens, this is something I know just a little about. In 2007, I l(...)

Leinster full-back Rob Kearney at the launch of the ‘Head On’ concussion management programme in February. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

‘Tackle him, Winter!” bellowed my schoolmaster from the touchline. A pupil at Belfast Royal Academy, where obedience was prized and rugby demanded a (...)

Britiain’s foreign secretary Philip Hammond is interviewed on February 14th the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.  Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

How much is Eastenders worth? Or Newsnight, Panorama, the entire output of Radio Four, and the BBC’s various orchestras and choirs? These are among th(...)

Donnie Campbell and Andrew Murray high in the Namib Dunes. Photograph: Johnny Graham, DigitalPict Photography

There is no doubt that ultra-running medic Andrew Murray is up for a challenge. The doctor has completed an ultra-marathon on each continent in seven (...)

New legislation for Ireland on minimum pricing of alcohol will likely be impacted by the European Court of Justice’s ruling.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the Scottish Government’s plan for a minimum alcohol price would breach EU law if less restrictive (...)

Minimum price of a bottle of wine is expected to be set at about €7.60 under new law. File photograph: Thinkstock

Alcohol advertising is to be banned near schools, playgrounds and public transport under long-awaited drinks legislation to be published today. Adve(...)

An employee at the European Commission adjusts a British flag ahead of the meeting between British PM David Cameron and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels earlier this month

Britain’s credit rating could be cut by as much as two notches if it leaves the European Union, Standard & Poor’s has said. A vote to quit the EU(...)

A policeman stands beside floral tributes at the gates of Cults Academy Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Reuters

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of Bailey Gwynne, who was fatally stabbed at an Aberdeen secondary school. Bailey, als(...)

Independent MP Michelle Thomson with first minister of Scotland and leader of the SNP  Nicola Sturgeon. Mrs Thomson resigned from the SNP after Police Scotland announced it was investigating her. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

On May 9th, just two days after the general election, Nicola Sturgeon held a press conference on the banks of the Firth of Forth, outside Edinburgh. F(...)