Irish shares rallied  as Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, boosted the chances of Boris Johnson getting his EU withdrawal deal over the line

Irish shares rallied in the final hours of trading on Monday as Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, boosted the chances of Boris Johns(...)

Northern  secretary Julian Smith  before the Northern Ireland affairs select committee in the House of Commons. Photograph: PA Wire

Unionist MPs have branded the British government’s approach to the North in Brexit talks as “despicable” and a “betrayal”. In his first appearance be(...)

Rupert Everett: “I don’t think there is any point in regretting.” Photograph: Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images

“I didn’t know this was going to be . . . In the Psychiatrist’s Chair,” Rupert Everett says with the slightest of flinches. He doesn’t clam up. He doe(...)

Former footballers and victims of abuse Steve Walters  and Andy Woodward who have helped to bring the topic of sexual abuse to the fore. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

Britain’s largest police force has launched an investigation into sex abuse claims involving London football clubs. The Metropolitan police said a te(...)

Winning photographer George Stoyle, from Muston, North Yorkshire, won the overall prize of £5,000 (€5,970) for his image of a huge lion’s mane jellyfish and its “hitchhikers”. He said: “As I approached cautiously I noticed that a number of juvenile fish had taken refuge inside the stinging tentacles.” Photograph: George Stoyle/BWPA/PA Wire

A striking image of young fish taking refuge among the stinging tentacles of a giant jellyfish has scooped the top prize in this year’s British Wildli(...)

 Terry Driffield (66 - above), is feared dead along with Ray Hymas (68)  after their microlight aircraft plunged into the sea off Co Antrim last week. No sign of either man has yet been found. File photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

Two men whose microlight aircraft plunged into the sea off Co Antrim last Thursday have still not been found. The families of the two Yorkshire men, (...)

York Crown Court was told the boy was Catholic and the defendants motivated by hostility based on his religious observance.

A Catholic teenager was tied to a wooden cross and hung from a wall in a “sustained course of victimisation and bullying” by work colleagues, a court (...)

Daniel Hutchinson (left) and Benjamin Robinson were arrested by police after taking these selfies to celebrate robbing fruit machines across the UK. Photograph: North Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

Two men who took cash from fruit machines across the UK were caught after they took selfies of themselves to celebrate their crimes, police have said.(...)

Jeremy Clarkson issued an apology to former Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon (above) after settling a £100,000 racial discrimination and personal injury claim. Photograph: BBC Worldwide/PA Wire

Jeremy Clarkson has issued an apology to the former Top Gear producer he punched after settling a £100,000 (€126,700) racial discrimination and person(...)

He said the emergency services did not know why the children initially felt ill, but said the hall where the 11am service was held was warm.  File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

An emergency response was sparked when four pupils fainted during an Armistice Day service causing a “ripple effect” through the school. Up to 40 chil(...)

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