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Members of the Our Future, Our Choice youth movement  during a mass lobby of parliament outside St John’s Smith Square, London. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

MPs have voted overwhelmingly to hold Theresa May to her commitment to give them a vote on delaying Brexit if her withdrawal agreement fails to win a (...)

Theresa May will try to convince the Commons to back the Brexit deal in a December 11th vote. Photograph: AP

British prime minister Theresa May has told Conservative MPs to “hold their nerve” and back her Brexit deal. Mrs May insisted she would still have a(...)

Britain’s prime minister, Theresa May,  in Buenos Aires on Saturday. Mrs May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are yet to agree the format for a mooted TV debate between the pair next Sunday. Photograph: AP Photo

Theresa May faces her first major battle in a crucial period for her Brexit plans, with the government at risk of being declared in contempt of parli(...)

File image of Máiría Cahill at the Dáil. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Three PSNI officers have been disciplined after failings were identified by a Police Ombudsman investigation into how allegations of sex abuse made by(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis responds in the House of Commons  to questions on the Brexit negotiations. Photograph: PA

Britain wants any future “regulatory alignment” for Northern Ireland to apply to the whole of the UK after Brexit, chief British negotiator David Davi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial on Sunday. Photograph: Getty

Forty British members of parliament from British prime minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her,(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams:   Micheál Martin said:  “It’s time for Gerry Adams to own up and come clean on the scale of cover-ups and kangaroo courts.”    Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The independent review into how sex-abuse cases had been prosecuted in the North of Ireland has raised serious questions for Gerry Adams and the Sinn(...)

Former HSBC group chairman Stephen Green. The man at the centre of the SwissLeaks tax scandal in Britain is a soft-spoken Church of England clergyman who turned HSBC into Europe’s biggest bank, and was once seen as a model of ethics in finance.

A former director of public prosecutions in Britain has said that criminal cases should have been brought over any allegations of tax evasion against (...)

 Ms Cahill was responding to reports the Government is considering a cross-Border inquiry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An investigation to determine the extent of sexual abuse by IRA members should happen ahead of any all-island inquiry into the matter, Maíria Cahill (...)

Maíria Cahill at Government Buildings last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

A lawyer representing two women who say they were sexually abused as teenagers by the same IRA man who abused Maíria Cahill has said they were totally(...)