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Former US vice-president Joe Biden in a still from the video announcing his candidacy for 2020. He leads Bernie Sanders, his nearest rival for the Democratic nomination, with support from 27 per cent of voters compared with 20 per cent for the Vermont senator. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Biden, the former US vice-president, officially launched his campaign for the White House on Thursday, becoming the 20th contender in a record fi(...)

Chuka Umunna speaking at the Independent Group launch in London. Photograph: Vickie Flores/EPA

As they faced the press in a small, overcrowded room across the river from Westminster, the seven MPs leaving Labour discouraged any comparison with t(...)

Charlie Haughey gets ready to recreate that Duran Duran video. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Poor Leo Varadkar. He can’t even have a photo-op at a pop concert without falling backwards into a bin and then walking around with a bin on his head (...)

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin during the children’s referendum campaign in 2012. Those close to both men insist they share no personal animus. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The minute the email arrived on a quiet Friday at the end of August, those around Micheál Martin believed its contents were never meant to be confiden(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech at a Labour Party Conference Rally in Liverpool. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn would be prepared to back a second referendum on the European Union if activists at his party conference forced a change in Labour polic(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arrives for a meeting  in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, February 23rd. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The keenest students of successful politicians are often the successors of their defeated opponents. Tony Blair served his political apprenticeship w(...)

Dennis Skinner – the UK Labour MP who has done for grey tweed sports jackets what Churchill did for cigars

Towards the close of this very agreeable, nuts-and-bolts documentary, Dennis Skinner – the UK Labour MP who has done for grey tweed sports jackets wha(...)

Former Labour MP Kevin McNamara has died at the age of 82 after he was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer last month. Photograph: PA Wire

Former British Labour spokesman on Northern Ireland Kevin McNamara has died aged 82 after a short illness. Mr McNamara had been an MP for 39 years, f(...)

“One thing Leo Varadkar needs to beware of is pandering too much to the impatient younger TDs clamouring for promotion.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leo Varadkar’s dilemma about who to drop and who to promote to Cabinet is giving him his first taste of what it is like to be a party leader with the (...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s  campaign has successfully engaged the very essence of anti-establishment: youth.  Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

We are constantly told that the successes of Brexit and Donald Trump were the result of an “anti-establishment” attack. This is problematic in that Tr(...)

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