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French president Emmanuel Macron  and his wife Brigitte Macron: he has never favoured the spitzenkandidat system. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson

On Monday night, over a hastily convened dinner in Paris, the French and Spanish leaders, Emmanuel Macron and Pedro Sánchez, plotted how they would fa(...)

File image of Brian Crowley MEP  canvassing in Co Cork. File photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland South MEP, Brian Crowley is strongly expected to confirm on Thursday that he will not be standing in this year’s European elections, paving th(...)

Fianna Fáil MEP Brian Crowley. Last September a spokesman for Mr Crowley told The Irish Times that Mr Crowley would be making no comment “until he’s finished with the doctors”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fianna Fáil MEP Brian Crowley will address issues about his health and future political plans at a press conference on Thursday. It comes amid specu(...)

Honours were awarded to Labour’s Alan Campbell, leading Brexiteer John Redwood and former Tory minister Gary Streeter.

Campaigners for a second EU referendum have accused Theresa May of weakness after one of Parliament’s most prominent Brexiteers was made a knight in t(...)