Simon Carswell

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The Port of Dover is a trading cog worth £122bn (€136bn) a year in the engine of the UK’s economy. Photograph: Simon Carswell

From the Port of Dover’s terminal control tower, the north coast of France can be clearly seen on the horizon. The European Union’s busiest passenger(...)

Lara Spirit, co-founder of London-based group Vote For Your Future, set up to encourage young people to register to vote.  Photograph: Simon Carswell

“Brilliant,” says Londoner Rachel Annandale (25), reacting to the ruling by Scotland’s highest civil court that Boris Johnson’s five-week prorogation (...)

 Irish actor Owen McDonnell in St Albans: “Voting for the Liberal Democrats is not a protest vote; it is a vote that can make a meaningful difference to the way the country is going.” Photograph: Simon Carswell

Irish actor Owen McDonnell could not sleep one night last month. He was due to start shooting on a new film the next day and made the mistake of readi(...)

Jeff Wyatt, a businessman from Milton Keynes and a pro-Brexit protester at the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Simon Carswell

“You don’t have to thump me!” shouted pro-Brexit supporter Hilary Roper-Newman at a female passerby outside the Houses of Parliament. “She has just t(...)

DUP MP Sammy Wilson: ‘We don’t feel we are alone on this. There will always be a residual, albeit not very many, but 30 or 40 within the Conservative Party, who would say: ‘We draw a line on that’.’ Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

Boris Johnson would face “sizable” internal Tory opposition to a Northern Ireland-only backstop even if his party did not require unionist support aft(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence last visited Doonbeg in 2013. Photograph: Jacob King/PA Wire

US vice-president Mike Pence described his return to the Co Clare village of Doonbeg where his great-grandmother grew up as “very moving.” Arriving i(...)

Sinn Féin welcomed the funding from the late William Hampton, who was registered as an elector in the UK. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An English former mechanic and driver who spent some time in Ireland has left £1.5 million to Sinn Féin in his will. The North’s Electoral Commission(...)

Rebecca Windrum and Alesha McAloon with their goats Millie & Minnie at the Virginia Agricultural Show in Cavan on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

The cows looked as fed up as the punters in the torrential rain watching the animals compete to be champion cow at the 78th annual Virginia Show. The(...)

The two couples must present themselves before the High Court next Wednesday in relation to their failure to leave the site at Cabragh Bridge as ordered. Photograph: Getty Images

The High Court has ordered two Traveller couples to appear before it next week for failing to vacate an unofficial halting site in Thurles. The two c(...)

Lisa Smith: the suspected Isis supporter has  said she did not commit any crimes in the name of the terrorist group

Local politicians in Co Louth have called for the Dundalk woman who travelled to Islamic State in Syria to be allowed return to Ireland, along with he(...)

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