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Shadow chancellor of the exchequer, Labour’s John McDonnell: “The administration is falling apart”. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The battle among leading Conservatives to replace Theresa May as prime minister threatens to derail talks with the opposition Labour Party and the bid(...)

British prime minister Theresa May leaves church in Sonning. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May on Sunday stepped up calls for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to agree a cross-party deal to leave the European (...)

Isme’s anger at the Government comes in a week when the State’s procurement practices are under fire after PwC found a ‘series of weaknesses’ in its approach to the construction of the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A lobby group representing small businesses has hit out out at the State’s procurement office for attempting to pass on the risk of a no-deal Brexit. (...)

British Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell has  said it would be common practice to see MPs whipped to support party policy, but said he understood the difficulties such a decision could pose for MPs in pro-Leave constituencies. File photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s Labour party will whip its MPs to back a second Brexit referendum rather than offer a free vote, its shadow chancellor John McDonnell, has s(...)

Britain’s attorney general Geoffrey Cox leaving Downing Street after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. He is expected to return to Brussels to meet EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Theresa May will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday as Britain prepares to outline the legally-binding ch(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is due to report back to parliament on her negotiations with the EU on February 13th. Photogarph: Reuters

British prime minister Theresa May has said she will be “battling for Britain” when she returns to Brussels to seek a “pragmatic” Brexit deal that can(...)

Flooding in Enniscorthy during Storm Deirdre. Photograph: Liam Ruth/Twitter

Thousands of homes and businesses have been left without electricity as Storm Deirdre moves across Ireland. A status orange weather warning is in pla(...)

The Labour Party’s shadow chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Labour would fight a snap general election vowing to press ahead with Brexit, but secure better terms, John McDonnell has said, defying demands among (...)

INBS cost taxpayers €5.4 billion to rescue during the financial crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A partner with Deloitte Ireland, which reviewed Irish Nationwide Building Society’s (INBS) commercial lending practices before the financial crash, sa(...)

The Central Bank of Ireland is one of a number of state institutions that were forced to close on Wednesday however all staff are working from home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Business lobby groups reiterated warnings on Wednesday to businesses to have a plan to deal with adverse weather conditions. A number of groups incl(...)

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