The Cabinet has agreed to a €1,000 tax-free ex gratia payment to frontline health workers in clinical settings, but it will not be afforded to all roles. Photograph: iStock

It is now looking like the beginning of the end rather than the end of the beginning. Omicron has swept through the country like a hurricane. With 2.6(...)

Under current rules, if DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson wins a seat in the Assembly in the election in May, he would have to step down as an MP, causing a byelection that his party could struggle to win.  Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The abolition of the dual mandate – that a politician could take up seats in more than one elected chamber at the one time – was an unambiguously posi(...)

 British PM Boris Johnson has announced the withdrawal of a controversial amendment. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK parliament/AFP via Getty Images

The British prime minister has said a controversial UK government amendment which would have reintroduced so-called double-jobbing for politicians in (...)

A park bench in Brockwell Park, London, that was taped off to stop people sitting on it in the early days of the pandemic in April 2020. Photograph: Richard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images

Yes, he might lose his job, US-resident Brits are currently having to explain to neighbours, friends and Uber drivers. Yes, the prime minister of the (...)

Boris Johnson appeared to be unassailable in October. Now the Tories are looking towards their next leader

Last weekend, Boris Johnson was relishing his latest escape after he misled his ethics adviser, Christopher Geidt, over the lavish refurbishment (...)

Boris Johnson: was not at Downing Street that evening, having gone to the prime ministerial country retreat. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street office has apologised to Buckingham Palace, his spokesman said on Friday, after revelations his (...)

US trade representative Katherine Tai: ‘Let me just reinforce our position in encouraging both sides, the UK and the EU, to work in good faith.’ Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

The US will encourage the UK and the European Union to find a solution in post-Brexit talks that is “durable” and “maintains peace” in Northern Irelan(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson is set to make his first public appearance since the leak on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has joined opposition leaders at Westminster in calling on Boris Johnson to resign after the prime minister (...)

'Sinn Féin has moved into the political mainstream in that prospective voters expect it to deliver on big, key issues.' File photograph: Alan Betson

Many on this island seem to lack even a minimal understanding of the State’s electoral system if reaction to the 2020 election is any guide. This incl(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson has refused to say  whether he sanctioned the ‘bring your own booze’ party in Downing Street in May 2020. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The British government has rejected calls for Boris Johnson to resign over allegations that he attended a “bring your own booze” party in the Downing (...)

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