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Emily Thornberry arrives for the funeral of Frank Dobson at St Pancras Church in London on Monday. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has declared that she will stand to become leader of the Labour Party in a move that fires the starting gun (...)

 Scottish National Party (SNP) leader and Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks with members of the media at the count centre in Glasgow on December. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has claimed the election success of the Scottish National Party (SNP) gives her a “renewed, refreshed and strengthened” mandate for a(...)

On the canvass: Olivia Malone,  a student from Wexford  studying politics in Manchester, believes  this election is more divisive than  Irish abortion  referendum. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Tensions over Brexit and the unpopularity of party leaders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have made this UK general election one of the most vicious (...)

Former Irish international Andy Townsend, who is suing over investment advice that was later ruled to be tax avoidance. Photograph: Alan Hayward/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former Irish soccer international and television pundit Andy Townsend is among a group of former players who are suing listed wealth manager St James’(...)

The UK’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, speaking in Liverpool on Thursday.   “It means that the centre of political gravity is shifting away from London. It’s coming back home to the north.” Photograph:  Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images

John McDonnell has announced a radical Labour plan to commit £400 billion (€460 billion) of investment to what he called the twin crises of the climat(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson at the  EU summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Frank Augstein

The British press has broadly welcomed the deal that Boris Johnson secured with the EU in Brussels on Thursday pronouncing it as a major improvement o(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf’s appointment as governor of the Central Bank was approved by the Government in May and he took up the €286,760 post at the start of September. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Central Bank directors were concerned about the “reputational damage” caused by controversy surrounding their new governor. Internal documents show (...)

Gabriel Makhlouf ‘has been widely criticised in New Zealand for not taking personal responsibility for the incident’, according to Brendan Howlin

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has said the appointment of new Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf should be “re-examined”. Mr Howlin made his comme(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf was approved as Central Bank governor by the Government in May and will take up the €286,760 post in September. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg

Two former governors of the Central Bank raised concerns with senior figures in Government around the recent appointment of their successor. Both Phi(...)

Gabriel Makhlouf’s appointment was approved by the Government in May and he will take up the €286,760 post in September. File photograph: Bloomberg via Getty

The European Central Bank (ECB) raised concerns over the Government’s choice of a new governor for the Central Bank of Ireland. The Central Bank is p(...)

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