US president Donald Trump on  the South Lawn of the White House this week. Photiograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Benjamin Disraeli wrote in praise of “Tory men and Whig measures”. Almost a century and a half since he was Britain’s premier, that mix remains the su(...)

 Boris Johnson at Downing Street: “We will work round the clock to repay your trust and to deliver on your priorities with a parliament that works for you.” Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

Speaking outside Downing Street on Friday afternoon, Boris Johnson acknowledged that he owed his resounding victory to constituencies that had not vot(...)

 Benjamin Disraeli: strong views. Hulton Archive/Getty Images

‘Nominative determinism” may or may not be a real factor in the careers people choose (or have chosen for them). But either way, it makes for an enter(...)

With the wealth of inspiration that the homeliness of Christmas offers, Easter can appear to be literature’s second-string festival. As a festival, Ea(...)

Leinster’s Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong after the match against Montpellier, which the province won 23-14 at the Altrad Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“There are three kinds of lies,” Benjamin Disraeli may or may not have said, “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Modern politics has shown the dange(...)

Enda Kenny: Given that   Brexit  will take two years – and probably far longer – it would make sense for the Taoiseach  to sign off on the negotiating strategy before handing it on to his successor. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael appears to have pulled back from the brink of a destructive internal battle that had the capacity to tear it apart, bring down the Governmen(...)

Medical research: just because it is original research doesn’t mean it is of a uniform quality. Photograph: iStockphoto

Nowadays when you do a Google search for a medical topic it’s common to see a selection of scientific papers packaged under the banner “scholarly arti(...)

Lot 165, a late Victorian glazed pottery tobacco jar with detachable cover, will be auctioned at Adam’s

There are scores of beautiful objects for sale in Adam’s Fine Period Interiors auction in Dublin tomorrow – furniture, silver, bronzes and clocks – bu(...)

John Redmond's reputation

Sir, – Ronan O’Brien (“Redmond’s role in story of State should be recognised”, July 21st) describes “a constitutional triumvirate that dominated Irish(...)