John Major

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John Major in Dublin this week. The fundamentally decent side of British democracy was represented when the former British prime minister travelled to Longford to deliver the Albert Reynolds memorial lecture and also spoke in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

There is a strange symmetry between the election of the First Dáil 100 years ago this week and the humiliating antics of the House of Commons, “the mo(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May walks back to number 10 after making a statement in Downing Street. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May’s defiant statement outside 10 Downing Street, promising to fight “with everything I’ve got” to keep her job, set out the case she will ma(...)

Former UK prime minister Sir John Major is pictured speaking at event in Duiblin’s Westin Hotel to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Downing Street Declaration. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Former British prime minister John Major has called for Brexit to be halted to create time to find a way through the United Kingdom’s political crisis(...)

Former UK prime minister Sir John Major has criticised the ‘breathtaking ignorance’ unionist leaders and Eurosceptics have shown over the Irish border during the Brexit debate. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Former UK prime minister Sir John Major has criticised the “breathtaking ignorance” unionist leaders and Eurosceptics have shown over the Irish border(...)

A typically skilled performance from Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis almost certainly qualifies as a British National Treasure. He now belongs with John Major’s “warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog love(...)

The atmosphere in Westminster fuels the DUP sense of paranoia and its conviction that Northern Ireland is being treated differently from the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland is changing, and quickly. Despite the presence of several seats of learning here I continue to be surprised at the absence of any ser(...)

The Irish Times Innovation Awards take place on Tuesday in the RDS.

Monday Results: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Guess, Urban Outfitters. Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Oct). Meetings: Asia Matters Bus(...)

Donald Trump: Elite? Me? Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

When people are trying to flog you stuff, they think carefully about what socio-economic group you are in. And right at the top of this is the ABC1 ca(...)

Richard Corrigan at Virginia Park Lodge in Co Cavan, the venture that threatened his restaurant empire. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Corrigan is the kind of guy you want to end up sitting beside at a wedding where you don’t know anyone, or a dinner you didn’t want to attend.(...)

The funeral of Greysteel massacre victim Steven Mullan passes the Rising Sun bar where the atrocity took place. Photograph: Pacemaker

Even after 25 years, paramedic Adrian McAuley can still smell the gun smoke from inside the Rising Sun in Greysteel. On a Saturday night in October 1(...)

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