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Prime Minister Theresa May making her statement on Brexit to the House of Commons. Photograph:  PA

MPs at Westminster have voted to take control of Brexit away from Theresa May’s government by staging a series of votes on Wednesday on alternatives i(...)

The Miami Showband, killed in 1975. From left: Stephen Travers, Tony Geraghty, Ray Millar, Brian McCoy, Fran O’Toole, Des Lee

The new documentary ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre has been tagged on Netflix under two uneasy, seemingly unrelated categories. The first is(...)

A Deliveroo cycle courier. Precarious work is no longer confined to “gig economy” jobs like couriering, but is now prevalent in professions such as teaching, health, university lecturing, telecommunications and IT, Tasc said.

An OECD report has highlighted the growing prevalence of so-called “grey zone” workers, those caught between dependent employment contracts and tradit(...)

EU public sector sites are  unintentionally serving as platforms for online commercial surveillance, a new report states. File photograph: Getty Images

In yet another sign of how broken the barely-regulated ad-based business model of the web is, a disturbing report this week shows that EU government a(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and European chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier during a  council on article 50 negotiations   at the European Commission in Brussels. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The EU could reject Theresa May’s request for an extension to Britain’s membership this week unless she presents a plan to break the impasse at Westmi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and European Council president Donald Tusk at Government Buildings on Tuesday. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The Government has an open mind on whether the European Union should grant a long or short extension of article 50 to the UK at this week’s summit, ac(...)

 Donald Trump shakes hands with Leo Varadkar: a visit to Ireland by Mr Trump would be a political, security and logistical nightmare for the Government. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

The Government has not been notified of a visit to Ireland later this year by US president Donald Trump, a Government spokesman said, but officials as(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Britain will not introduce any new checks or controls on goods moving from Ireland to Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. File Photograph: David Young/PA

Britain will not introduce any new checks or controls on goods moving from Ireland to Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, including no (...)

British  prime minister Theresa May leaves the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday following the rejection of her deal in the Commons. Photograph: Reuters

As the vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal approached, the atmosphere in the House of Commons was at once anxious and flat, as MPs considered the inevit(...)

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