Paul Henry’s West of Ireland landscape purchased by German diplomat W Muller in 1940 will be auctioned by Adam’s on September 25th €60,000-80,000

When German-Irish diplomatic relations began in 1929, neither side knew they were midway between the end of one world war and the beginning of another(...)

Scotland’s Brexit secretary Michael Russell:  did not expect “much clarity” from the British government on the final Brexit deal. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Britain’s exit from the European Union could lead to a loss of 8.5 per cent in GDP in Scotland within 12 years, or the equivalent of £2,300 per indivi(...)

Scotland’s  Brexit minister Michael Russell and deputy first minister John Swinney. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Theresa May’s failure to agree a deal on the Irish Border was evidence of “a deep-seated incompetence at the heart of the British government”, Scotlan(...)

Scotland’s Brexit Minister Mike Russell who has insisted there is an “overriding obligation” on Theresa May’s government to consider proposals that could keep the UK and Scotland in Europe’s single market. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Scotland will publish proposals this week for how it can remain in the European single market after Britain leaves the European Union in order to avoi(...)

Police at Liberton High School in Edinburgh where a pupil died after a wall inside the school collapsed onto her this morning. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

A schoolgirl has died in Scotland after a wall inside her school collapsed onto her. The incident happened at Liberton High School in Ed(...)

Michael Connelly. Photograph: David Livingston/Getty Images

Once upon a time, crime writers in Ireland were few and far between. These days it’s not so much a case of “whodunnit”, or even “who’s doing it”, as “(...)

A screen shot of Michaella McCollum Connolly (20) and British teenager Melissa Reid being questioned Lima Airport after the  discovery of more than 11.5kg of cocaine in their luggage. Photograph: Reuters

An Irish woman and a British national being held by Peruvian police on suspicion of drug trafficking offences have claimed that they were forced at gu(...)