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Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon: government at Holyrood has rejected what it characterises as a unilateral power grab.  Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

The British government will press ahead with the EU Withdrawal Bill despite the Scottish parliament’s decision to withhold its consent for the legisla(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  flanked by supporters  outside Wandsworth Town hall in London after the Conservative party retained control of the council in local elections. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

Labour won more seats than all other parties combined in Thursday’s local elections, recording its best result since 1971 in London, where the Conserv(...)

“A straw which is only used on average for 20 minutes can take more than 200 years to break down into smaller pieces, and often does not fully disintegrate.” File photograph: Getty Images

The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has called on its 2,500 members to implement a ban on single-use plastic straws – and suggested all in th(...)

British prime minister Theresa May gives a press conference at Downing Street in central London on April 14, 2018 following British military action against Syria.  Photograph:  Simon Dawson/AFP/Getty Images

When Theresa May comes to the House of Commons on Monday afternoon, she will face two major questions about Saturday’s bombardment of Syria: was it le(...)

People’s Vote: the MPs Caroline Lucas, Layla Moran, Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry want a referendum on the final Brexit deal. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

MPs could delay Brexit if they are unhappy with a final deal by sending the British government back to Brussels to renegotiate it, according to a new (...)

 UK consumers use an estimated 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year; three billion of which are incinerated, sent to landfill or end up as litter in urban areas, the countryside and the seas, officials said. Photograph: Getty

Pressure on the Government to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for all drinks containers – whether plastic, glass or metal – has increased foll(...)

The next election will represent a big opportunity for the Green Party to build on its two Dáil seats, held by Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin, and become a significant parliamentary force. Photograph: Alan Betson

In his keynote address to the Green Party annual convention at the weekend, party leader Eamon Ryan delivered a tough, uncompromising attack on the po(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin, former minister Councillor Ciaran Cuffe and party leader Eamon Ryan pictured in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Green Party/Twitter

The Green Party has ratcheted up its criticism of the Government’s policies on climate change, ethics and sustainability at its national conference in(...)

Green Party deputy leader Catherine Martin: “The reasons behind a reluctance to breastfeed in our society are rooted in cultural choices across generations”

The Oireachtas is to develop a new policy to allow women breastfeed in the Dáil and Seanad chambers. The matter was raised by Green Party deputy lead(...)

Ulster Unionist Assembly member Mike Nesbitt, former Ireland international Trevor Ringland and Rev John Dunlop. File photographs: The Irish Times/Inpho

A “civic unionism” group of more than 100 people from various sections of Northern Irish society has challenged what it says is a nationalist assumpti(...)

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