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Former British prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher has died following a stroke aged 87. The file image above shows Mrs Thatcher at the 1985 Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool. Photograph: Getty

Obituary: Her downfall was a mixture of skulduggery among some of her colleagues, and a fear among others that people were getting bored (...)

 David Miliband talks to reporters at his home  in London yesterday. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Britain’s first prime minister, Horace Walpole, once wrote that no great country was ever saved by good men because good men will not go to the(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne seen on TV screens at a John Lewis store in the West Midland during the budget speech. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

In a budget a couple of years ago, UK chancellor George Osborne spoke about “the march of the makers” that would lead Britain back to prosperit(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton: Governemnt has been given legal advice on the cutting of ex-taoisigh’s pensions

Large pension payments to former taoisigh should be cut in line with public sector pension reductions but the Governmen(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern speaking in the Dail.

The pensions paid to former taoisigh Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern rank among the highest in Europe, according to data compiled by (...)

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