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AS many as four referendums could be required to bring about a united Ireland. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A united Ireland could necessitate at least three referendums and possibly four, constitutional experts have said. A working unit has been set up co(...)

Nearly two-thirds of those polled think Brexit makes unification ‘in the foreseeable future’ more likely.  Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

There is a slight majority for Irish unification among people in Northern Ireland, according to a new poll. The latest survey in Northern Ireland ask(...)

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. Ms Bezos has promised to give away more than half her $36.6 billion fortune. Photograph: EPA

MacKenzie Bezos, who recently became the world’s fourth richest woman following her divorce from Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon, ha(...)

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(...)

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