Boris Johnston

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Illustration of a European eel (Anguilla anguilla)

I confess to approaching this week’s letter with some trepidation. Your correspondent was given the firmest of reprimands by an Irish diplomat here f(...)

 Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster said: ‘Mrs May will now be able to demonstrate to the Brussels’ negotiators that changes are required if any deal is to command the support of parliament’ Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/ EPA

The DUP leader Arlene Foster called on British prime minister Theresa May to now to go back to Brussels and compel the European Union to make “fundame(...)

Raymond McDaid in Doherty’s Cafe, in the Bogside, Derry

There’s never any shortage of chat in Doherty’s Cafe in the heart of Derry’s Bogside, where staff wearing elf costumes to mark the Christmas season se(...)

Russians, celebrating here after their win over Egypt, have been swept up in the carnival atmosphere of this World Cup. 
 Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

It’s Friday lunchtime and there’s a problem with my railway ticket. The passport number on the ticket doesn’t correspond with the actual passport numb(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  with  German federal minister for foreign affairs Heiko Maas following talks at Iveagh House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland’s insistence that the Brexit treaty includes a backstop to preserve the island’s open border enjoys the full support of Germany, the German fo(...)

 Don Reddin, owner of Reddin’s Coach Hire in Muff, Co Donegal. The  Border, runs through his bus yard. Photograph: Freya McClements

Donegal businessman Don Reddin is worried about Brexit. So much so he has spent £200,000 on a back door into Northern Ireland. He owns Reddin’s Coach (...)

So 2008 Nobel laureate Paul Krugman is dismissive of “Leprechaun economics”. So? That was his description of figures from the Central Statistics Offic(...)

Theresa May chairs her first Cabinet meeting. There were audible gasps in newsrooms and chancelleries all over the world when May appointed Boris Johnston as her foreign secretary. It seemed entirely illogical. Johnson was politically a busted flush. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/AFP/Getty Images

The most dangerous moment for a democratic polity is not when the voters depart from established patterns and leave the old for something new. That’s (...)

Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, speaks at a pro-remain campaign event in London. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The British don’t do referendums often, but when they do they are certainly massive. First we had the Scottish referendum and now Brexit. As you r(...)

The London team celebrating their recent victory over Leitrim in the Connacht Senior Championship semi-final replay. The team arrived in Knock this afternoon ahead of tomorrow’s final against Mayo. Photograph:  Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Ireland West Airport Knock had a Christmassy feel today as exiles flooded back – not for a Yuletide reunion but for what is hoped will be an epic foot(...)