Michael Gove

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Nobody’s fool:  Anthony Hopkins. Photograph: Ed Miller

King Lear Monday, BBC Two, 9.30pm A mad king rules over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England, and pretty soon everything descends into chao(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley in Armagh meeting businesses about Brexit. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA

Four Stormont parties which backed remain in the EU membership referendum have issued a joint statement on Brexit ahead of the bloc’s upcoming talks a(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin after HSE chief Tony O’Brien stepped down amid CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Lorraine O’ Sullivan /PA

As the CervicalCheck controversy and the referendum on the Eighth Amendment command most of the political attention in Leinster House and beyond, thos(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (right) with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. On Sunday, Mr Coveney said  a political solution was being talked about “that prevents the need for Border infrastructure”. File photograph: PA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Irish Government is “not flexible” over the possible deployment of any physical infrastructure along the Irish Border (...)

Britain’s environment secretary Michael Gove “fully supports the prime minister’s position” on  leaving the customs union.   Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Theresa May could face a cabinet revolt on a customs union as peers prepare to inflict more defeats on the government over the EU withdrawal bill in a(...)

British prime minister Theresa May’s team has privately admitted she might have to accept Permanent membership of the EU customs union, reports the Sunday Times

British prime minister Theresa May’s team has privately admitted she might have to accept permanent membership of the EU customs union, reports the Su(...)

 UK consumers use an estimated 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year; three billion of which are incinerated, sent to landfill or end up as litter in urban areas, the countryside and the seas, officials said. Photograph: Getty

Pressure on the Government to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for all drinks containers – whether plastic, glass or metal – has increased foll(...)

April 10th, 1998: taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British prime minister Tony Blair and US senator George Mitchell shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Dan Chung/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Hannan is one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of the Brexiteers. The longtime Tory member of the European Parliament has a double fir(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May, whose Brexit “war cabinet” agreed a fragile compromise on a “Canada plus plus plus” model for Britain’s future EU relationship after eight hours of talks at her country retreat, Chequers, on Thursday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Theresa May’s Brexit inner cabinet broke up last night after eight hours of talks, amid signs that the factions in her top team have stitched together(...)

British secretary of state for exiting the European Union David Davis was speaking in Vienna on Tuesday. Photograph:  Heinz-Peter Bader/EPA

David Davis’s speech in Vienna on Tuesday was an extraordinary hymn to supranational regulation from a veteran Eurosceptic who is in the vanguard lea(...)

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