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Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: described financial analysis as more detailed than any analysis published by Theresa May’s government. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the British government to abandon its red lines on Brexit, warning that leaving the single mark(...)

 Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster at the  Killarney Economic Conference in Co Kerry at the weekend. Photograph:  Valerie O Sullivan/PA

DUP leader Arlene Foster has welcomed the resignation of Barry McElduff and said now is the time for Sinn Féin to learn lessons and deal with members (...)

Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff: posted a video on Twitter featuring him with a loaf of Kingsmill bread on his head. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff should be punished by his West Tyrone constituents for tweeting an “egregious” video (...)

Toby Young: ‘Some of the things I said before I got involved in education, when I was a journalistic provocateur, were either ill-judged or just plain wrong.’ Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Toby Young has announced he is standing down from the UK’s universities regulator saying his appointment has “become a distraction”. The journalist t(...)

New Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley won the seat of Staffordshire Moorlands from Labour for the Conservatives in 2010. Photograph: EPA

In her choice of Karen Bradley as Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa May has replaced one of her former junior ministers at the home office with anot(...)

Calls have been made for Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff to resign after he posted a video on social media that has been interpreted as an insult to victims of the Kingsmill massacre.

The sole survivor of the Kingsmill massacre as well as relatives of the 10 Protestants killed in south Armagh 42 years ago have rejected an apology fr(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via Reuters

Theresa May has promised to remain as prime minister for “as long as people want me”, ahead of her first major cabinet reshuffle since last year’s gen(...)

A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

Constance Markievicz: like all Sinn Féin MPs she was elected on an abstentionist platform

A portrait of Constance Markievicz is to be presented to the House of Commons as part of a programme of events to mark 100 years since women got the v(...)

British prime minister Theresa May before the liaison committee in the House of Commons. Photograph: PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has dismissed the European Union’s proposal that a post-Brexit transition period should end by December 31st, 2020,(...)

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