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 British prime minister Boris Johnson walks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the grounds of Thornton Manor Hotel in Liverpool, England, on Wednesday. Photograph: Noel Mullen/Government Press Office via Getty Images

Climbers on the notorious north face of the Eiger in Switzerland often battle against ferocious life-threatening storms while the village of Grindelwa(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA.

Boris Johnson has pledged the Conservatives would not stand on an explicitly no-deal Brexit election manifesto after moderate Tory MPs threatened to r(...)

Boris Johnson’s special adviser Dominic Cummings: wants to give the impression as far as possible that the prime minister is being dragged kicking and screaming to requesting a Brexit delay against his will. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Boris Johnson’s chances of finalising a Brexit deal at an EU leaders’ summit on October 17-18th are receding, and attention is turning to whether the (...)

Scottish independence supporters march through Edinburgh during an All Under One Banner demonstration on October 5th. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

More than 100,000 people are estimated to have attended a pro-Scottish independence march through the streets of Edinburgh. Groups and organisations(...)

Travis Alabanza calls the oppression and violence that trans people face ‘terrifying’. Anti-trans hate crimes are on the rise and suicide rates in the community are shockingly high

In April 2016, Travis Alabanza was walking across Waterloo Bridge in London, surrounded by people, when a man called them a transphobic slur and threw(...)

Irishman David Duffy, CYBG’s chief executive: “We want to be open with colleagues and give them clarity on changes as soon as possible.” Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Around 330 jobs are being axed at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank owner CYBG and a number of sites are closing following its £1.7 billion (€1.9 billion)(...)

The company expects to invest £500 million per year by 2021 to develop purpose-built student accommodation in the UK and Ireland. Photograph: iStock

US-based CA Ventures is to invest millions of euro in developing student accommodation in Ireland, with plans for more than 500 beds in Dublin and Bel(...)

Tanya Sweeney at home with her baby Isola. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

I’d never really known the meaning of the term “whites of their eyes” until I pushed a pram through a busy maternity hospital waiting room while bawli(...)

George Salmon: In 1833, aged just 14 years, he entered Trinity College, where he was to spend his entire career.

As you pass through the main entrance of Trinity College, the iconic Campanile stands before you, flanked, in pleasing symmetry, by two statues. On th(...)

Joanne McNally: ‘I want them to laugh. Laugh, laugh, laugh. That’s all. I’m just a clown.’

At this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Joanne McNally did about 50 shows in less than a month. Half were her own gig, The Prosecco Express. The oth(...)

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