A worker inspects a C-series plane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Belfast’s Bombardier aircraft factory has its roots in a period of intense co-operation and friendship between the north Atlantic neighbours of Canada(...)

Lisnagarvey player James Lorimer in action during his side’s 4-2 win over Monkstown. Photograph: Presseye/Rowland White/Inpho

Lisnagarvey scored the first big win of the EY Hockey League season as two second-half goals put them out of range of Monkstown in a battle between tw(...)

In a sign of the need to unite Ukip,  new leader Henry Bolton, a little-known former Army officer, used his keynote speech to the party conference in Torquay to declare that the present rate of immigration is “unacceptable” and to  claim British culture was being “swamped” by multiculturalism. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Mass immigration and Islam are harming British culture, claims Ukip’s new leader, who says there should be no cap on the number of migrants who can co(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron attends an EU summit in Tallinn, Estonia. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Big events, big speeches and big ideas herald a return of scale and ambition to European politics. The German election, Juncker’s, Macron’s and May’s (...)

While the public faces of each campaign are careful to stress their respect for the other’s point of view, it is clear many campaigners on either side really, really dislike their opponents. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tens of thousands of people will march through Dublin today in support of the liberalisation of Ireland’s abortion laws in the now annual March for Ch(...)

United Kingdom’s Brexit secretary of state David Davis (L) is welcomed by Michel Barnier (R) in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Progress has been made in the fourth round of Brexit talks this week, notably on citizens’ rights, but there remains substantial deadlocks on the iss(...)

Brexit talks may include discussion of UK’s preferred two-year transition period. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau / PA

EU leaders are considering going some way to meet one of the UK’s demands, signaling a minor breakthrough in Brexit talks after three months of scant (...)

Britain’s Labour Party has had a very good annual conference this week, capped by its leader Jeremy Corbyn’s spirited and confident speech yesterday i(...)

Brendan Rodgers: “We love to play at home but we are a team that enjoys playing away because the space can open up a little bit more.”  Photograph: Virginie Lefour/AFP/Getty

Brendan Rodgers believes Anderlecht’s desire to get their fans back onside could play into Celtic’s hands in the Champions League clash in Brussels. (...)

Britain’s Pprime minister Theresa May welcomes Taoiseach Leo Varadkarfor their meeting. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Brexit divorce talks have so far made insufficient progress to allow starting negotiations on a post-withdrawal trade deal, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has(...)