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Martin Fraser has been secretary general at the Department of the Taoiseach for a decade. Photograph: GIS

Ireland has very few civil servants that have become household names, even fleetingly. Robert Watt’s recent pay hike on becoming secretary general of(...)

Priti Patel is to introduce new laws which campaigners say could see thousands of refugees turned away and vulnerable migrants criminalised for seeking a better life. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Ministers in the UK are to reveal proposals for a suite of new laws paving the way for offshore centres for asylum seekers and criminal charges for mi(...)

Local authorities may choose to set their own rules, such as Transport for London. Photograph: iStock

Ministers in the UK are planning to remove all mandatory mask and social-distancing restrictions in England on July 19th, but national guidance may st(...)

Britain’s government is investigating how footage of Matt Hancock kissing and embracing an aide found its way into the media. Photograph: Niklas Halle’nI/AFP via Getty Images

The British government is investigating the leak of CCTV footage of Matt Hancock kissing an aide in his office, which led to his resignation as health(...)

Brexit minister David Frost is pictured in London last week. Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

When British Brexit minister David Frost joined Boris Johnson at meetings with Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel(...)

Michael Collins arriving at Earlsfort Terrace for a Dáil meeting in January  1921. Photograph:   Independent News And Media/Getty Images

On the evening of December 5th, 1921, after two months locked in negotiations with the Irish, the British prime minister David Lloyd George decided th(...)

Former Sinn Féin councillor Jonathan Dowdall is charged with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in Whitehall, north Dublin, on February 5th, 2016.

A former Sinn Féin councillor has been charged at the Special Criminal Court with the murder of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel in 2016. Mr Byrne wa(...)

The Red Cow Moran Hotel. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Department of Health has recruited the Red Cow Moran Hotel in west Dublin to provide mandatory hotel quarantine, boosting the number of available (...)

A logo displayed on the offices of Greensill Capital (UK) Ltd. in the Daresbury Park business estate near Warrington on Thursday. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

A former UK Home Office boss has said he was “absolutely amazed” to learn a top civil servant was allowed to work as a part-time adviser at Greensill (...)

 Students at Clonturk Community College Orla Fallon, from Beaumont, and James Nolan, from Drumcondra, join their parents and other supporters outside the school  to protest over not being allowed sit the Leaving Cert Applied. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State for Disabilities Anne Rabitte has called on Educate Together and the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) to “go back(...)

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