‘There will be no appeasing of this approach,’ Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney told the Dáil. He is right. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA

The Government reacted cautiously on Monday to reports the UK was going to repudiate aspects of the Northern Ireland border protocol. It sought clarif(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: frustrated at prime minister’s questions. Photograph:   Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Boris Johnson was so frustrated at prime minister’s questions by Keir Starmer’s failure to ask about his plan to break international law that he repro(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Prospects of a trade deal between Britain and the European Union dimmed to a flicker last night after London admitted that it plans to break internati(...)

Britain’s Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis: a Bill to be published on Wednesday will break international law “in a very specific and limited way”.  Photograph: Justin Tallis

There were only a few dozen MPs in the Commons chamber and a handful of us in the press gallery when Brandon Lewis dropped his bombshell and at first,(...)

The head of the UK’s government legal department has quit. Photograph: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images

The head of the UK’s government legal department has quit over suggestions that Boris Johnson is trying to row back on parts of last year’s Brexit dea(...)

Detail from Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi's work is urgent, immediate, compelling and often ignored The grisly scene seems spot-lit. A man is lying on a bed, h(...)

British musician Sir Elton John who was recognised in British Queen Elizabeth’s new year’s honours list was one of those who had his address published. File photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

More than 1,000 celebrities, government employees and politicians who received honours in Queen Elizabeth’s new year list have reportedly had their ho(...)

Tom Brady reached 450 NFL touchdown passes in New England’s win over Baltimore. Photograph: Epa/CJ Gunther

After the Patriots blew most of a 20-point lead with two special teams flubs, Tom Brady hit a wide-open Chris Hogan with a 79-yard touchdown bomb wit(...)

Auctioneer Garrett O’Connor in Dublin holding the prized Damien Hirst painting that sold at an anonymous auction for just €380. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

It had to be star power: how else do you explain the figures fetched at the Christie’s contemporary art auction in New York last May, as $745 milli(...)