Britain’s former Brexit minister David Davis at a meeting of the pro-Brexit European Research Group in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

As MPs left Westminster on Thursday for a three-week recess to attend their party conferences, Theresa May’s allies had an unexpected spring in their (...)

Peter Carrington: he served as secretary general of Nato from 1984 to 1988.  Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty

Lord Peter Carrington Born: June 6th, 1919 Died: July 9th, 2018 Peter Carrington, who has died aged 99, was the last surviving member of Sir Winsto(...)

The Celtic Mist was donated by the Haughey family to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

The late taoiseach Charles Haughey’s former yacht Celtic Mist is to leave Dublin Bay on Friday for its longest voyage north on a whale research trip t(...)

Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick in ‘Filmworker’

This documentary on the man who acted as factotum to Stanley Kubrick in the later decades of his career probably requires the viewer to buy into the h(...)

'I was about to light a votive candle for Eric Douglas when my eye was caught by a movement in the shadows.'

The air inside the church felt cold and damp, perfumed with traces of burnt incense, melting candlewax, wet coats and old, unwashed flesh and heavy wi(...)

A Chinese labourer sorts plastic bottles for recycling in Dong Xiao Kou village, on the outskirts of Beijing. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

In December the United Nations passed a unanimous resolution to address the “crisis” of ocean plastic. China subsequently announced it would no longer(...)

The “Ilen” workers: (front row) Br Anthony Keane, John Hegarty, Mary Rose Hegarty; (back row) Gary Mac Mahon, Gene O’Neill, Donal O’Sullivan, Paddy Hegarty, Fachtna O’Sullivan, Ted O’Donovan, Mike Harris, Liam Hegarty, Colm O’Cuilleanain, Mary Jordan. Photograph:  Gary Mac Mahon

When Ireland’ s first round-world yachtsman Conor O’Brien designed and built a 56ft ketch more than 90 years ago, he was not to know that it would bec(...)

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn greets newly-elected  MP Gareth Snell at the House of Commons on Monday. Corbyn done as badly in his job as conventional wisdom predicted. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May runs an imperious government and still no one knows if it is any good. Britain’s Conservative prime minister can cite poll leads, mastery (...)

Boris Johnson is among a handful of public figures to be known by his first name. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Boris Johnson seemed glassy-eyed and lacking his usual ebullience when he began to speak at St Ermin’s Hotel near St James’s Park in London on Thursd(...)

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on BBC1’s ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ on Sunday. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

A row has erupted within the British Labour party over the country’s Trident nuclear deterrant after party leader Jeremy Corbyn suggested the UK could(...)

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