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David Cameron: knows he must counter the perception of the Tories as the party of privilege.

This week in Manchester, a pollster laid out detailed figures for Conservative Party delegates gathered for their annual conference. If an election we(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson: last week withdrew support for the peace and reconciliation centre at the Maze prison site near Lisburn. Photograph: AP Wire

Former Sinn Féin publicity director Danny Morrison has weighed in to the quarrel between Sinn Féin and the DUP by warning that tensions could lead to (...)

Royal Mail is expected to be valued at between £2.6 billion and £3.3 billion when it lists on the stock market. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Royal Mail has buyers for all shares to be sold in an initial public offering (IPO) valuing the 360-year-old UK postal service at as much as £3.3 bill(...)

When then US president Bill Clinton (left) decided to issue a visa to Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in 1994, then British prime minister John Major (right) would not speak to him and  “the British were incandescent with rage”,  former Irish diplomat Sean Donlon said.

Tim O’BrienBritish prime minister John Major refused to speak to US president Bill Clinton for weeks after the US granted a visa to Gerry Adams in 199(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

Banners are displayed outside Easington Colliery Club and Institute by former miners on the 20th anniversary of the closure of the colliery. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Just as the funeral proceedings were starting in London, a world away, in the old pit village of Easington Colliery, the former D(...)

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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