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 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with a bull during a visit to Darnford Farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew MilliganAFP/Getty

UK opposition parties have agreed to work together to thwart Boris Johnson’s plan for an October 15th general election, deepening the political paraly(...)

When the service began, there were just 450 bicycles at 40 stations. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

“It might not work. It might be a disaster or it might be a stirring success,” was how Owen Keegan, then Dublin City Council’s director of traffic, re(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A furious Sajid Javid confronted Boris Johnson on Friday and demanded an explanation of why his media adviser was sacked without his knowledge, amid c(...)

 A demonstrator, wearing a mask depicting Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson, at a protest outside the gates to Downing Street. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Given that Westminster has spent weeks debating the possibility of Boris Johnson proroguing parliament, it was surprising how surprised MPs were when (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro on Monday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

Boris Johnson’s government is to launch a major public information campaign to reassure Britons about a potential no-deal Brexit, as the prime ministe(...)

Fagan’s pub. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? You’d be hard pressed to find a leafy suburban neighbourhood feel this close to Dublin city centre. The area is friendly and(...)

Employees of Harland and  Wolff with Labour shadow chancellor, John McDonnell at the gates of the Belfast shipyard. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

A major part of the industrial fabric of Belfast appeared on the verge of coming to an end after the Harland and Wolff shipyard went into administrati(...)

Britain’s Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said ‘political realities’ had changed after Boris Johnson’s election to PM. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier must go back to the bloc’s leaders to change the terms of the talks because Britain’s parl(...)

Boris Johnson: to put £138m into new public awareness campaign. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

The huge cost of a no-deal Brexit was laid bare on Wednesday as the British government announced plans to set aside an extra £2.1bn (€2.3bn) for prepa(...)

Jim O’Hara, chair of the Irish Cutural Centre in Hammersmith for 13 years. ‘During the 1970s and 80s it was a difficult time for the Irish community here in Britain. One felt self-conscious reading an Irish newspaper.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Walking around the bright and airy Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, Jim O’Hara still holds the strong strains of the accent he brought with him i(...)

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