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Castletown Cox in Co Kilkenny.

An English aristocrat who once owned and later rented one of Ireland’s finest Palladian houses was not in when eviction agents launched a “dawn raid” (...)

Photographs: Grzegorz Momot/EPA; Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg; Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images; Chantal Briand/AFP/Getty Images

If Brexit was the foreshock, this is the earthquake – a political upset of a different magnitude, with the capacity to reshape the entire global order(...)

LONDON, ENGLAND- JUNE 24: Young protesters demonstate outside Downing Street against the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU following the referendum on June 24, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images

When dawn broke in London last Friday, and the results of the UK referendum showed victory for those who wanted to leave the EU, I was not so much sho(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: there is no proof that he  performed the act of which he has been accused by a resentful former friend. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Getty Images

It should be said at the outset: there is no proof that David Cameron performed the act of which he has been accused by a resentful former friend. Wh(...)

‘The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again, ” George Orwell wrote in Animal Farm, “but already it w(...)

David Cameron: features in a book co-written by Lord Ashcroft, former deputy chairman of the Conservative party who fell out with Mr Cameron after failing to secure a top job in his government in 2010. Photograph: Alan Davidson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

A billionaire former Conservative donor and party treasurer has denied taking revenge on British prime minister David Cameron after writing a biograph(...)

Differences between  Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft (left) and David Cameron have  burst into the open with the serialisation of a book containing allegations about the prime minister’s time as a student. Photograph: PA

Differences between British prime minister David Cameron and a major Conservative donor have burst into the open with the serialisation of a book cont(...)

Undated handout photo issued by the NZBCA Archives of a 617 Squadron plane in the air. Photograph: NZBCA Archives/PA

The last surviving Dambusters pilot has died in New Zealand. He was 96. Les Munro had a “special aura” and was always regarded as “invincible”, his f(...)

British prime minister David  Cameron met Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Friday to accept a mandate to form the first majority Conservative government since John Major’s surprise victory in 1992. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades an(...)

Britain’s political leaders on Tuesday began a final push for votes ahead of Thursday’s knife-edge election. Photograph: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images

By Friday, Labour’s campaign chief Douglas Alexander may be Britain’s foreign secretary. Or he may be jobless, beaten by a 20-year-old Scottish Nation(...)

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