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Hacked Off founder Brian Cathcart responds to culture secretary Maria Miller’s statement about press regulation

Britain’s three largest political parties have offered last-minute concessions to British newspaper groups to get them to agree to a new regulatory sy(...)

The UK’s National Audit Office said the Food Safety Authority of Ireland began meat tests last November after they became concerned that “a substantial rise in beef prices” had not been reflected in increased charges in supermarkets, while “the worldwide price of horsemeat had fallen”. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) began testing late last year for horse-meat contamination in supermarket foods because they were concerned(...)

Britain’s home secretary Theresa May gestures during her keynote address on the second day of the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester earlier this week. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Cork-born Susan Williams ran for the Conservatives in Bolton West in the 2010 UK general election, losing by 92 votes in a constituency with 14,000 Mu(...)

David Cameron: knows he must counter the perception of the Tories as the party of privilege.

This week in Manchester, a pollster laid out detailed figures for Conservative Party delegates gathered for their annual conference. If an election we(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron enjoying the keynote speech on the second day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, with Frances Osborne (right) the wife of chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The Conservatives will end annual treasury deficits and begin to reduce the United Kingdom’s £1.4 trillion debt pile within five years, chancellor of (...)

Dissident Fine Gael TDs and senators including former Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton have tabled a motion calling on the Oireachtas to reform the Seanad if next week’s referendum is defeated

Dissident Fine Gael TDs and senators including former Junior Minister Lucinda Creighton have tabled a motion calling on the Oireachtas to reform the S(...)

Minister for State Brian Hayes is likely to face some tough questions from colleagues at tomorrow’s discussion on tax evasion. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

It was supposed to be a quiet affair. Today euro zone and EU finance ministers reconvene for the first time since June for an informal meeting in Viln(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov at a news conference in Geneva yesterday following their talks on disarming Syria. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry said yesterday that Syria’s surrender of its chemical weapons stockpile must be “comprehensive”, “verifiable” and “ti(...)

An estimated 13 per cent of people in the North do not have access to a bank account, according to evidence presented on the first day of an inquiry i(...)

UK business secretary Vince Cable: said there was no evidence that chemicals exported from the UK had been deployed in Syrian weapons programmes. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

British officials approved the export to Syria of more chemicals that could be used to make sarin, a powerful nerve agent, than previously acknowledge(...)

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