Michael Gove leaving the BBC after appearing on the Andrew Marr Show, in London. Photograph: Reuters/Simon Dawson

The Conservative leadership contest begins on Monday amid sharp disagreements over Brexit and controversy over environment secretary Michael Gove’s pa(...)

Michael Gove (right) appears on The Andrew Marr Show on June 9th, 2019 in London, England. Gove unveils plans to scrap VAT after Brexit if he becomes British prime minister. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC handout/Getty Images

Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove has said he was lucky to have avoided going to prison for cocaine use but denied allegations of hypocrisy for cri(...)

US president Donald Trump: Opposition leaders will not attend banquet held for him by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Monday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Donald Trump arrives in London on Monday for a three-day state visit after endorsing Boris Johnson to be Britain’s next prime minister. Ahead of the v(...)

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan. The State agency has paid for changes to Wikipedia pages about itself and its chief executive amid growing concerns about anonymous editing that portrays Ireland’s tax regime negatively.

IDA Ireland has paid for changes to Wikipedia pages about itself and its chief executive amid growing concerns about anonymous editing that portrays I(...)

British Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has  said it would be common practice to see MPs whipped to support party policy, but said he understood the difficulties such a decision could pose for MPs in pro-Leave constituencies. File photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Labour party will whip its MPs to back a second Brexit referendum rather than offer a free vote, its shadow chancellor John McDonnell, has s(...)

Conservative MP Steve Baker has raised doubts about the ability of Theresa May to secure changes from the EU that will be supported by backbench MPs. Photograph: Reuters

A senior Tory Brexiteer has warned that there is “trouble ahead” for the Prime Minister, suggesting what she will seek from Brussels to get a Brexit d(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney on BBC TV’s The Andrew Marr Show: “The European Parliament will not ratify a Withdrawal Agreement that doesn’t have a backstop in it. It’s as simple as that.”

AIB is in talks to buy Payzone, the Irish electronic payments company, according to the Sunday Times. The bank is reportedly in exclusive talks with P(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney: Both roundly rejected  British suggestions of a bilateral treaty  to avoid a Border backstop. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both roundly rejected as a “non-starter” British suggestions of a bilateral treaty with Ireland(...)

British prime minister Theresa May  after attending a church service near her Maidenhead constituency on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Labour will table a motion of no confidence in Theresa May’s government this week if MPs reject her Brexit deal, Jeremy Corbyn has signalled. Howeve(...)

The phone call between British prime minister Theresa May and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker was described by Brussels as “friendly”. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Theresa May has spoken to Jean-Claude Juncker as part of her effort to obtain further written reassurances that the Irish Border backstop in her Brexi(...)

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