Sterling just above eight-year-low: the pound hovered close to 92p against the euro on Wednesday. Photograph: Miles Willis/Bloomberg

Sterling hovered close to 92p against the euro on Wednesday, just above an eight-year low, and more than 20 per cent below its pre-Brexit value, as in(...)

Sterling nursed losses on Wednesday after falling to an 11-month low against the euro in the previous session as investors remained sidelined with lit(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney:  said the Government was planning to introduce legislation that would allow gardaí  give  evidence to the inquest into the 1976 Kingsmill massacre in Armagh. Photograph: Alan Betson

Politicians must “make things happen” if there is to be any prospect of restoring Stormont, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said in Armagh (...)

During the global financial crisis, it took the Bank of England almost a full year before disclosing the existence and scale of emergency loans it had made to two of Britain’s largest banks. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Just a few weeks ago eyebrows were raised in Central Bank circles when an archivist at the Bank of England rediscovered a long-kept secret. The Britis(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary, David Davis (left), and the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

Brexit negotiations between the European Commission and the UK got under way in Brussels on Monday evening, with the two sides scheduled to discuss th(...)

British ambassador to Ireland Lord Rugby, Irish president Seán T Kelly, British prime minister Clement Atlee and presidential secretary Michael McDunphy in 1948

Over the last year new attention has focused on the idea of Irish unity. Sinn Féin has called for a Border poll, reunification has become a subject of(...)

James Brokenshire: he is planning to make contact with party leaders in the coming week to prepare for a return to talks.  Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire is this week due to sound out party leaders on the prospects of reinstating the Northern Executive and Assembly d(...)

 East Antrim MP Sammy  Wilson (DUP) has questioned the worth of resuming the Northern Ireland powersharing talks process, claiming Sinn Féin was making unrealistic demands. File photograph:  Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The British government has said talks to restore powersharing in Northern Ireland remain a priority, despite scepticism from a senior Democratic Union(...)

EU officials are saying privately that the British government has yet to engage seriously on the detail of the separation agreement. Photograph: Getty Images

The latest round of Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU begins on Monday, with officials from the two sides due to discuss the implications (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: asked the High Court earlier this year to refer to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the question of whether the standard contractual clauses used by companies to transfer personal data are valid. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Britain wants to co-operate with the European Union in relation to data protection and to have its legal regime accepted after it leaves, it said on T(...)