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 British prime minister  Theresa May  delivering her new year message to the public on Decenber 31st. Photograph: EPA/UK prime minister’s office

More than half of grassroots Conservative members want British prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal to be ditched in favour of no deal, a survey h(...)

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at a protest about rail fares and train service standards outside Kings Cross St Pancras station in London on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn says his priority is to vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal and secure a new deal with the EU, a day after it was revealed an overwhelmi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has passed a referendum on an issue that many other leaders have ran away from. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution is set to be passed by a margin even greater than the most enthusiastic advocates fo(...)

Micheál Martin: his speech would have been unthinkable from any Fianna Fáil leader in the past. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Micheál Martin’s declaration that he will back repeal of the Eighth Amendment, and the legalisation of abortion on request up to 12 weeks, is a signif(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin in his  Leinster House office. “I come from a background which in many respects has always been pro-life but I have never been absolutist or judgemental.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Micheál Martin asks that you do not read between the lines of what he is saying to divine meaning, but at times you are left with no other option. As(...)

Leinster House. The deal which underpins the minority Government does not expire until late next year, and picking a moment to go to the polls before then must be finely judged

One principle, more than others, has guided senior Fianna Fáil figures during difficult moments for the confidence and supply deal it struck with Fine(...)

If Fianna Fáil does not take a position, the public’s perception of the party will be shaped by what Micheál Martin himself does.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Just before the Fianna Fáil ardfheis passed a motion effectively calling for the Eighth Amendment to be retained, delegates were warned about finding (...)

Ógra Fianna Fáil stand at the party’s ardfheis, in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

If there was ever a doubt that Fianna Fáil wanted Leo Varadkar to win the Fine Gael leadership contest, this ardfheis has provided the conclusive answ(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour could emerge from the forthcoming general election in third place behind the Liberal Democrats in terms of vote share, accordin(...)

Angela Eagle, left,  is mounting her challenge to Corbyn’s leadership with the party on a bizarre seesaw: as its membership rises, so its support in the country falls. LEON NEAL,DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

There she stands, the new prime minister , so unassailable that her final opponent melted away . Even her party’s most rabid Brexiters crumpled. There(...)

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