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Conservative’s Jill Mortimer is declared winner in the Hartlepool parliamentary by-election at Mill House Leisure Centre in Hartlepool. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has described the early election results in the UK as “very encouraging” after hopes of a Labour revival were dealt a crushing blow when(...)

Facebook’s  head of global policy and communication, and former British deputy prime minister  Sir Nick Clegg on a visit to Dublin in April 2019. Photograph:  Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

When Facebook barred President Donald Trump from its service in January, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, defended the decision in a Facebook pos(...)

A plaque in the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol listing the names of the Invincibles, the five assassins who were hanged for the murders of the chief secretary to Ireland Lord Frederick Cavendish and the permanent under-secretary Thomas Henry Burke on May 6th, 1882.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol and out of bounds to its many visitors is the place where the Invincibles are buried in rough teal coffins. It i(...)

JPMorgan is finalising plans to enter the UK’s retail banking market. The group has confirmed that it intends to open a digital-only UK bank this year. Photograph: iStock

JPMorgan Chase has apologised for backing the controversial European football Super League that collapsed this week following an outcry from fans, pol(...)

 US president Joe Biden speaks about a March jobs report, in the White House in Washington, DC, last week. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

It was once a number so exotic as to have no agreed definition. It is now the threshold below which Joe Biden hardly bothers to trifle. Among the weir(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan and  deputy leader Catherine Martin. Ryan barely survived the leadership contest with Martin last year.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

You just cannot overstate how important this week was for the Greens. The Climate Action Bill was published. This is not just another programme for (...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair: “We can change our political or legal or economic relationships, but we can’t change our history or our geography, our values or our interests.”  Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

Tony Blair has warned the leaders of political unionism that their campaign against the Northern Ireland protocol is futile because if it could only b(...)

Bertie Ahern says border poll is not “for now”. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said that a border poll on a united Ireland should be held on the 30th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement. The fo(...)

From 2007 (from the left): then first minister Ian Paisley, deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, Britain’s prime minister Tony Blair and taoiseach Bertie Ahern inside the main hall of Stormont Assembly in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/Pool/PA Wire

Tony Blair told Martin McGuinness that the British were partially responsible for the conditions that led to the Troubles, a new documentary states. (...)

The aftermath of the Omagh bombing in August 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller

The former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt has “escaped justice” for his role in the 1998 Omagh bombing, the father of one of the victims has said. (...)

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