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The 32nd Dáil looks unlikely to last beyond May next year.

The demise of the 32nd Dáil, due to its minority government, has been anticipated since its opening days in spring 2016. TDs have been on election ten(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson ‘is a smirking dilettante who fancies himself an intellectual’. File photograph: Getty

‘Stop treating all this like a game,” a frustrated Ken Clarke, veteran Tory MP, told Boris Johnson on the floor of the House of Commons recently. Cla(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin, who is one of the most outspoken proponents of Brexit in the UK.

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has attacked Tory rebels as well as House of Commons speaker John Bercow for “frustrating” the Brexit referendum in(...)

Former SDLP leader Margaret Richie described the House of Lords in 2012 as an ‘anachronistic institution’.  Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Former SDLP leader and now newly elevated member of the House of Lords Margaret Ritchie is sitting on the reputed grave of St Patrick in Downpatrick m(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson in Dublin on Tuesday: has signalled some desire to talk and proposed an all-Ireland zone for animal and food safety. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty

So is the Northern Ireland-only backstop the solution to the Brexit mess? Steady on. What has happened is that the UK government has signalled some c(...)

House of Commons speaker John Bercow after he announced he will stand down as Commons Speaker at the end of next month. Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Opposition MPs in the United Kingdom staged a protest in the House of Commons as the ceremony to trigger the five-week suspension of Parliament descen(...)

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit  shows Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson speaking following the announcement of the result of a vote on his motion for an early parliamentary general election, a motion that did not carry, in the House of Commons in London on Tuesday morning.  Photograph: PRU/AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has failed in his latest effort to secure a general election before the United Kingdom is due to leave the Europe(...)

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow: “We would not want anyone to be whipped senseless, would we?”  Photograph: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA

John Bercow has announced he will stand down as speaker of the House of Commons on October 31st, the day Britain is due to leave the European Union. I(...)

Jeff Wyatt, a businessman from Milton Keynes and a pro-Brexit protester at the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Simon Carswell

“You don’t have to thump me!” shouted pro-Brexit supporter Hilary Roper-Newman at a female passerby outside the Houses of Parliament. “She has just t(...)

DUP MP Sammy Wilson: ‘We don’t feel we are alone on this. There will always be a residual, albeit not very many, but 30 or 40 within the Conservative Party, who would say: ‘We draw a line on that’.’ Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson would face “sizable” internal Tory opposition to a Northern Ireland-only backstop even if his party did not require unionist support aft(...)

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