Former president Dr Mary McAleese has called for leading 19th-century Irish politician Daniel O’Connell to be honoured at the British Houses of Parliament. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former president Dr Mary McAleese has called for leading 19th-century Irish politician Daniel O’Connell to be honoured at the British Houses of Parlia(...)

Analysts agree the late  minister for foreign affairs Peter Barry (far left) played a key role during the Anglo Irish Agreement negotiations. This photograph from the signing of the agreement in 1985 shows (left to right) Peter Barry, tánaiste Dick Spring, taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald, British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, British foreign minister Geoffrey Howe, and secretary of state Tom King.

Saturday mornings in the Cork city centre grocery store owned by former Fine Gael tánaiste and minister for foreign affairs, Peter Barry, who died on (...)

Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of influential BBC government satire Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86.  Photograph: PA Wire

Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of influential BBC government satire Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86. Yes Minister was a b(...)

 A British soldier stands guard near a barrier between Drumcree Church and the Garvaghy Road in Portadown during a past marching season confrontation there. File photograph: Dan Chung/Reuters

Soldiers injured in Northern Ireland during the Troubles should be awarded a special pension, a decorated former British Army captain has said. Payme(...)

Hugh Grosvenor at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, ahead of the christening of the three month-old Prince George of Cambridge by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s Friday night and you’ve just inherited more than €10.5 billion. Questions of “what next” take on a whole new, rather absurd light. Such is toda(...)

Scottish National Party MP Angus Robertson is favourite to win the race to become the party’s deputy leader. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

It is not long since Scottish National Party conferences were low-key affairs held in hotels in small towns such as Oban and Dunoon. Now the SNP mee(...)

Fleet Street in London became so synonymous with British newspapers that it became the  term to describe them collectively. File photograph: Getty Images

Three decades after media mogul Rupert Murdoch instigated its demise as the centuries-old home of Britain’s newspaper industry, London’s Fleet Street (...)

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith walk off the stage after the first Labour Leadership debate in Cardiff. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Labour is failing to provide a “powerful, credible opposition” to the Conservative government under Jeremy Corbyn, leadership challenger Owen Smith ha(...)

When DUP leader Arlene Foster shot down Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s proposal for a forum three weeks ago, her concerns were presumed to be the normal unionist contempt for anything all-Ireland, plus paradoxical indignation at Kenny forgetting to run the idea past her first. Liam McBurney/PA

The DUP’s true objection to an all-Ireland forum has been revealed and it is so parochial it could barely squeeze a drip from a parish pump. When DUP(...)

Theresa May chairs her first Cabinet meeting. There were audible gasps in newsrooms and chancelleries all over the world when May appointed Boris Johnston as her foreign secretary. It seemed entirely illogical. Johnson was politically a busted flush. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/AFP/Getty Images

The most dangerous moment for a democratic polity is not when the voters depart from established patterns and leave the old for something new. That’s (...)

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