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Inspectors are seen on the roof of the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Tuesday. Photograph:  Lionel Bonaventure/Getty Images

Paris is a city in mourning. The catastrophic conflagration that engulfed Notre Dame cathedral, toppling its central spire and destroying its roof, re(...)

Ministers continued to negotiate with the DUP over the terms on which it could support Theresa May’s deal. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Theresa May’s plan to win parliamentary approval for her Brexit deal was in deep disarray last night after the Speaker of the House of Commons said it(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

Two soldiers lower the  Irish flag  outside the General Post Office in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland is a country united by geography and divided by history. In James Joyce’s great novel Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist and an Iri(...)

Nicky O’Brien, Pearse Cole and their children Keelin (10) and Dillon (7) with the judge and ‘mountie’ (police woman) after becoming Canadian citizens.

I am shopping for a red dress. Red, like the maple leaf on the Canadian flag. My husband Pearse and I, along with our two children Keelin and Dillon, (...)

 Mary McAleese on the occasion of the presentation of the Dignity of Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary McAleese said that ‘faced with Brexit’ we are “ reminded of the sheer miracle that brought France and Germany out of enmity and into partnership(...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in December, 2018. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

British officials have revived Cold War emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive d(...)

Prince Philip has written to a woman injured in a crash involving his Land Rover this month to say he was ‘deeply sorry’. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has written to a woman injured in a crash involving his Land Rover this month to say he was “deepl(...)

Only Andrea Riseborough – playing Thatcher long before she was famous – has managed to make a personality of the character

Nobody has moral qualms about Gillian Anderson playing Margaret Thatcher. Fans of stuff are stupid, but they are rarely that stupid. At least two arti(...)

Queen Elizabeth II has emphasised the need for Britons to come together to ‘seek out the common ground’, in what has been viewed as an appeal to overcome divisions over Brexit. File photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth has sent a delicately coded message to Britain’s factious political class over Brexit, urging lawmakers to seek common ground and gras(...)

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