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Northern Ireland Minister of Finance Conor Murphy said the North is no longer pursuing a lower corporation tax rate. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Executive is “not actively pursuing” a lower rate of corporation tax for Northern Ireland from the UK government, according to M(...)

Floral tributes left close to London Bridge on December 1st, 2019, after the deadly terror incident in which two people were stabbed to death. Photograph: Getty

Boris Johnson’s government is to introduce tougher sentences for terrorist offences, ensure that those guilty of serious offences serve their full ter(...)

A Stormont official watches proceedings in the Northern Ireland Assembly Chamber on a television in the Great Hall at Stormont Buildings. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The North’s Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to reject the British government’s Brexit withdrawal deal. MLAs had been asked by the UK’s Brexit Secre(...)

Security at Davos is tight.

World leaders, chief executives, thinkers and celebrities are gathering in the Swiss mountain town of Davos for the World Economic Forum’s annual meet(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney briefs Irish journalists in Brussels on Monday, after a meeting with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has suffered his first defeat in parliament since last month’s UK general election, with the House of Lords backing an opposition amendm(...)

Medical card protests in 2008. ‘It is in the narrow economic interests of older people to receive higher State pensions at as young an age as possible.’  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Populist politicians who stoke – or seek to ignite – culture wars are everywhere. They have lots of readily available tools: the divisions that normal(...)

The five Labour leadership candidates: Emily Thornberry, Keir Starmer, Jess Phillips, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The five candidates to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader will face off on Saturday in the first hustings of a three-month campaign that will prod(...)

Big Ben   restoration: a £500,000 plan to have the clock “bong” when the UK leaves the EU on January 31st has been dashed by Downing Street. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

The usual suspects in the UK were in full outrage mode this week as, first, Union Jack flags were removed from desks in the European Parliament, and, (...)

Big Ben: campaigners want its bell to chime for the first time since restoration work began in 2017 to mark Britain’s departure from the EU on January 31st. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

An online fundraising campaign seeking to have Big Ben ring to welcome in Brexit at 11pm on January 31st has raised more than £150,000 (€175,000). St(...)

Annual growth in retail sales volumes dropped to 0.9 per cent

British consumers failed to increase their spending in December for a record fifth month in a row, adding to signs of a weakening economy that might p(...)

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