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Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons: set out his government’s priorities at a ceremony  of pomp and pageantry attended by the queen. Photograph: HO/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson has told MPs he remains determined to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31st despite signs that talks on a Brexit deal c(...)

A tapestry portraying Cardinal John Henry Newman hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

The founding rector/president of Ireland’s only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), John Henry Newman was canonised by (...)

Cardinal Newman, a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England, came to Ireland in 1851 at the invitation of then Catholic archbishop of Dublin Paul Cullen to be the rector of a new Catholic University, now UCD. Photograph: Getty Images

A former UCD registrar has described as “extraordinarily narrowminded” a decision by the university that it will not be officially represented at the (...)

Cardinal John Henry Newman was a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England

Neither the Government nor University College Dublin are expected to be officially represented at the canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Ro(...)

An ebullient Boris Johnson after delivering his closing speech at the Conservative party conference in the Manchester Convention Centre. Photograph: EPA

British prime minister Boris Johnson has spoken to European leaders including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and German chancellor Angela Merkel in an effort (...)

Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, 1964. Photograph: Corbis/Getty

With the advent of autumn, two rare book catalogues have just been launched for winter fireside reading. Some of the highlights from De Búrca Rare Bo(...)

Lady Hale was wearing a spider brooch when she announced that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of the UK parliament was unlawful. Photograph: UKSC/AFP/Getty

Lady Hale’s image was beamed across the world with all the signifiers of the UK’s supreme court – papers, judge’s bench, austere clothing. It was the (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said it would be appropriate to trigger a vote of no confidence in British prime minister Boris Johnson only whe(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with British prime minister Boris Johnson at the UN General Assembly in New York: have gone into more detail about Brexit. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

MPs return to Westminster on Wednesday amid calls for Boris Johnson to resign after the supreme court ruled in a blistering judgment that he had suspe(...)

 Businesswoman Gina Miller, who brought a legal challenge over the suspension of parliament, outside the supreme court on Tuesday after a ruling that prime minister Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was unlawful. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has promised that when MPs return to Westminster on Wednesday, they will hold Boris Johnson to account for his unlawful attempt to suspe(...)

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