A video grab  shows Britain’s Brexit Minister  David Davis speaking  about the Great Repeal Bill white paper in the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP

The British government wants to create sweeping new powers that would allow it to amend thousands of European Union laws it is transferring into UK la(...)

Leah Morgan addresses The Irish Times Debate 2017 grand final at Bolton Street College on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The opposition reigned supreme at The Irish Times Debate 2017 with Leah Morgan of the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (SADSI) takin(...)

Chairing the debate will be Minister Katherine Zappone, civil rights advocate and the current Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

This year’s line-up for The Irish Times Debate final was finalised on Saturday, 21st January in the Council Chambers of University College Cork. Ther(...)

 Chinese President Xi Jinping and China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan  with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth   and Prince Philip  view a display of Chinese items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace. Photograph: Getty Images

The timing of the collapse of what’s left of Britain’s steel industry could hardly have been more ironic. As the queen welcomed Chinese president Xi (...)