Boost for Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn: his ally Len McCluskey was re-elected leader of Unite, Britain’s biggest union, on Friday. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Theresa May has risked upsetting core supporters by promising to continue spending 0.7 per cent of Britain’s economic output on international aid and (...)

Stepaside Garda station closed in 2013 but is to reopen as part of a scheme being introduced by the Government. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

About a year after the Garda staion in Stepaside in south Dublin closed, local publican John McCluskey says he had a handgun put to his head as he lef(...)

British Conservative party leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom, who is emerging as the leading standard-bearer for those who campaigned for Brexit. Photograph:  J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

The five candidates to succeed David Cameron as prime minister will make their case before Conservative MPs this evening, amid sharp disagreements a(...)

Police escort Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from his home in London. Mr Corbyn is facing increased calls to resign as leader after a vote of no confidence saw 172 MPs vote against him. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn faces a leadership challenge after Labour MPs backed a motion of no confidence in him by a margin of four to one and more than 50 shado(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at  a May Day rally in London on Sunday: he  announced an independent review and pledged to tighten party codes of conduct in a bid to put a lid on the row. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Senior Labour and trade union figures have denied Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism and accused Labour MPs of whipping up the issue as part of e(...)

Lorcan McCluskey leaving after yesterdays sitting of the Anglo Irish Bank trial in the Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A director at Anglo Irish Bank said that he was left “speechless” after a representative from the financial regulator’s office suggested that t(...)

“Lorcan McCluskey told Dublin Circuit Criminal Court he did not agree with amending the facility letters to the 10 men, who had each been lent €60 million in July 2008 to buy Anglo shares, as it could have limited the bank’s return on the loans to the value of the shares rather than 25 per cent of the loan value.” Photograph: Frank Miller

A former Anglo Irish Bank associate director refused to sign letters changing the terms of the loans to the s(...)

Calum Mulligan, Amy Fode, Labour leader Ed Miliband, prospective parlimentary candidate for Birmingham and Yardley Jess Phillips, Orla Oakey and Helen Dollimore walk into The St Bride Foundation n London yesterday.

Millions of trade union members will have to agree to pay a contribution to the British Labour Party rather than being automatically signed up, under (...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband answers questions from pupils at Blatchington Mill School in Hove, near Brighton, yesterday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is refusing to back down in his fight with the party’s biggest union backer over its influence in the party. Mr Milib(...)