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Theresa May says  there is a risk that Brexit could “slip through our fingers”

Theresa May has defended her decision to seek a compromise on Brexit with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, arguing that it was the only way of ensuring th(...)

George Michael had found an unlikely ally in the protagonist from McEllistrim V Ballymacelligott Co-operative Agricultural and Dairy Society Ltd. Photograph: Neil Munns/PA

When the late George Michael sued his record company Sony in 1994, seeking release from a contract he considered “professional slavery”, one of the le(...)

Labour MP Yvette Cooper (C) said that the government could decide how long an extension to propose. Photograph: Mark Duffy/EPA

A cross-party group of British MPs will step up efforts to stop a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday, tabling a Bill by Labour’s Yvette Cooper to extend arti(...)

116 Cork Street, Dublin 8, is a three-level property featuring a unique ‘floating’ glass  studio

Largely neglected for the latter part of the 20th century, Cork Street – once the centre of fine wool, silk and tanning industries – is undergoing som(...)

Chris Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, being interviewed by  Harry McGee at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Standing under the tower clock in the chilly quadrangle of National University of Ireland, Galway, Chris Patten is being buffeted by two storms. The f(...)

Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Two weeks after MPs overwhelmingly rejected her withdrawal agreement, Theresa May’s Brexit strategy faces a fresh, disabling blow on Tuesday. The de(...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

When it was over and the dead and wounded lay in pools of blood, moaning on the ground, Dyer forbade his soldiers to give any aid to the injured

It was 1919. The Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires had collapsed; new nations were springing up from their ruins; talk of self-determination was in(...)

 British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s move does not shift the party closer to a position of advocating a second referendum, as many of its anti-Brexit supporters would like. File photograph: Mario Cruz/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn’s motion of no confidence in Theresa May will give MPs an opportunity this week to register their displeasure at her refusal to put her (...)

 Pro-EU supporters call for a People’s Vote outside the British Houses of Parliament on  December 6th, 2018:   Some claim the backstop creates a problem of democratic control upwards because people in Northern Ireland would be subject to EU rules without any democratic representation in the EU. Photograph: Andy Rain

Although most of this week’s political drama has taken place in the House of Commons, they have also been debating Theresa May’s Brexit deal at the ot(...)

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