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Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson gives a speech at  JCB headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshireon Friday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters.

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said it would be “shameful” for Theresa May’s g overnment to request an extension to the Article 50 proc(...)

“Border Roads – 1990-1994”. Photograph: Tony O’Shea

The Border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has been the issue that has bedevilled the Brexit negotiations, one that has overshado(...)

Isis fighter: Alexandr Ruzmatovich Bekmirzaev, who was captured in Syria with Irish passport

“Tell them to shoot him. There is no need to send him back here. People like that, we don’t want them in this country.” The speaker, a Muslim man who(...)

John Downey: wanted by Northern Ireland authorities for the murder of two UDR soldiers. File Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A man wanted for the murder of two Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldiers in Enniskillen in 1972 has had his bail conditions varied by the High Court.(...)

Stocking filler? Clay ‘caganer’  figures representing Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Vladimir Putin on sale in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Albert Gea / Reuters

Image of the week: Nativity interlopers “All I want for Christmas is a clay figure of Vladimir Putin with his arse hanging out” is not quite the lyri(...)

 British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s move does not shift the party closer to a position of advocating a second referendum, as many of its anti-Brexit supporters would like. File photograph: Mario Cruz/EPA

Jeremy Corbyn’s motion of no confidence in Theresa May will give MPs an opportunity this week to register their displeasure at her refusal to put her (...)

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair had some words of advice for Theresa May.

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has urged Theresa May to stop “banging her head against a brick wall” over Brexit. Following a speech in which he(...)

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 (...)

Mick McCarthy:  It’s déjà vu all over again. Not to everyone, mind – Michael Obafemi was two and a half when Mick vacated the position in 2002. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s 2002 and you ask your crystal ball to forecast Mick and Roy’s future. “Mick will leave the Irish job and take over at Sunderland, ” it says, “an(...)

John Downey (66) from Donegal arrives at the High Court in Dublin on Friday for an extradition hearing over his alleged involvement in the murder of two Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers over 40 years ago. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A hearing into the proposed extradition of a man wanted for the murder of two Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers in Enniskillen in 1972 has been adjourn(...)

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