Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech during the Labour Party conference in Brighton. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Jim Callaghan would have had some sympathy for Theresa May as she struggled with her croaky voice and the prankster handing her a mock P45. Back in 19(...)

 Roger Corman graduate James Cameron was working on the fraught, troubled set of Piranha II: The Spawning when, in a fever, he dreamt of a metall(...)

Machine man: James Cameron and a Terminator. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

“Ah, you’re from Dublin,” says James Cameron. “I had a honeymoon there many years ago.” I momentarily freeze. What is the correct etiquette here? Sho(...)

Former British prime minister David Cameron during the Brexit referendum campaign. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images

The Cabinet has had its last meeting until autumn, Ministers will soon be off on their holidays, Vincent Browne has retired and so we are now official(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster  and UK prime minister Theresa May. The DUP  will not  accept policies to reduce state pension benefits or May’s reactionary “dementia tax”. Photograph: PA Wire

In Northern Ireland the British government must always be seen to act in good faith. I learned this personally when trying to bring together bitter ol(...)

Arlene Foster and the DUP pictured at Stormont.  Through long experience, the politicians of Northern Ireland are masters of power-sharing, deal-making and concession-squeezing. They will run rings round the Tories.  David Young/PA Wire

I agree with Jeremy. As the Labour leader told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, the present parliamentary configuration is more or less unsustainable.(...)

Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn? Yes, she could lose and he might win, but that is unlikely to  happen. Photograph: Jack  Hill and Andy Buchanan/ AFP/Getty Images

Why is Britain going to the polls next week? The next election was not due until May 2020 and Theresa May needed a two-thirds majority in the House o(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade Members Mark Hyland, Liam Hyland, new recruit Craig Hyland, Paul Hyland and Cameron Hyland. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

The passing out of the 50 recruits from the Dublin Fire Brigade recruit class 1/2017 was a day of evident pride for all the families and none more so (...)

Fine Gael leadership candidate Leo Varadkar at a 5k run in Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The contest for the leadership of the biggest political party in the State, and ultimately the taoiseach’s office, will not be marked by policy gulfs (...)

British prime minister Theresa May. “Until now, May kept the door to the customs union slightly ajar. The manifesto slammed it shut.” Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Campaigning for the Conservatives in Cheshire last week, David Cameron dodged questions about British prime minister Theresa May’s bonfire of his poli(...)