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Irish shares rose on the eve the Brexit referenum, in line with global markets, as investors took their lead from bookmakers’ shortening odds on the UK remaining in the EU, even as polls indicated the race is too close to call.

Irish shares rose on the eve the Brexit referenum, in line with global markets, as investors took their lead from bookmakers’ shortening odds on the U(...)

British prime minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the the UK’s referendum on EU membership in Downing Street, London, England. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski /PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron made a dramatic last-minute appeal to UK voters on Tuesday to back staying in the EU, as polls indicated the outc(...)

In 1853, in response to the unprecedented wave of immigration that saw 3 million arrive in the US in the previous decade, the Know Nothing Party emerged as a force in US political life

As usual, chef Jamie Oliver was firing on all cylinders on one of his cookery programmes during the week. Having pulled plump leeks from an English co(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron, campaigning against a Brexit in the looming EU referendum,   talks to television presenters Jeremy Clarkson (left) and James May (right) during a visit to a  TV studio in west London on June 16th, 2016. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has said Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster is “fundamentally wrong” that the United Kingdom could neg(...)

Former British prime ministers  John Major and Tony Blair   walking  across the Peace Bridge   in Derry  on Thursday.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Former British prime ministers Tony Blair and John Major have been sharply criticised by Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster following th(...)

The Loughinisland families hold a press conference  in the Ramada Hotel Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The bereaved families of the Loughinisland massacre say they have truth but would like justice as they welcomed the new report into the 1994 attack wh(...)

‘The vast majority of people in Northern Ireland believe their future should only ever be determined by democracy and consent and not by violence,’ said Northern Ireland’s secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers has condemned as “highly irresponsible” claims that a British exit from the European Union could undermine(...)

Sir John Major on BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: he said Boris Johnson is leading a divisive Brexit campaign trumpeting “depressing and awful” immigration arguments. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Conservative Party infighting over Europe has reached a new level of bitterness as new polls show the Leave side pulling ahead after its best week of (...)

Jeremy Corbyn: Unionists are blinded  to how deeply Corbyn and McDonnell’s lifelong worldview is tied up with breaking the union. Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Economist David McWilliams caused some excitement last week when he set out a scenario for a united Ireland, in which the UK votes to leave the EU, ca(...)

The Social Democratic and Labour Party leader Colum Eastwood  during the party’s manifesto launch. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Strictly speaking, there are almost no Tories in Northern Ireland. The Conservative Party consistently polls below 1 per cent. In 2010, when it stood (...)

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