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Standing ovation: Tessa Jowell after speaking about her fight with cancer in the House of Lords in January this year. Photograph: Handout/AFP/Getty

Theresa May and Tony Blair have led the tributes to Tessa Jowell and her achievements, ranging from her time in the British government through to her (...)

Robert Senior, the new chairman of Irish ad agency Boys and Girls, is a co-founder of Cadbury gorilla-creator Fallon London.

Irish advertising agency Boys and Girls has appointed former Saatchi & Saatchi chief executive Robert Senior as its new non-executive chairman. T(...)

Irish Central Bank governor Philip Lane at the IMF spring meeting in Washington. Photograph: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

Central Bank governor Philip Lane’s confident assertion that the Irish economy has been reoriented in such a way as to avoid the boom-bust of the past(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: If she  owes her longevity to the roguish police line-up of bad alternatives, she can also claim to have come into her own of late. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA Wire

On recent travels in southeast Asia, Brexit was an obscure commotion at the far edge of the Eurasian land mass. Local interest in British politics foc(...)

At the height of the recent bad weather, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted a photo of himself visiting Holles Street hospital.

Writing about Leo Varadkar in 2012 when he was minister for transport, tourism and sport and the then cabinet’s youngest member, Mary Minihan of this (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting  in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, February 23rd. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The keenest students of successful politicians are often the successors of their defeated opponents. Tony Blair served his political apprenticeship w(...)

Peter Sutherland: no one personified quite as clearly as he did the two sides of neoliberal globalisation: its phenomenal energy and its terrible destructiveness. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After Peter Sutherland successfully concluded the biggest trade agreement in world history in 1994, the US trade representative Mickey Kantor hailed h(...)

Former British prime ministers Gordon Brown and  Tony Blair. Brown’s memoirs 'remind us that no living prime minister thinks Brexit is a good idea'. File photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

It is the bit where Gordon Brown professes a distaste for spin that makes you close his new memoirs, exhale and pinch the bridge of your nose between (...)

Gordon Brown: “Little has changed since the promise in 2009 that we bring finance to heel. The banks that were deemed ‘too big to fail’ are now even bigger than they were,” he writes. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The UK should have followed the lead of Ireland, Iceland, Spain and Portugal in prosecuting rogue bankers the former British prime minister Gordon Bro(...)

Theresa May is greeted by primary pupils during a visit to the Dunraven School in Streatham, south London,  on Monday. Photograph: Geoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

In the novels of Kazuo Ishiguro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature last week, characters cope with the bleakness of their situation through denia(...)

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