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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin after HSE chief Tony O’Brien stepped down amid CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Lorraine O’ Sullivan /PA

As the CervicalCheck controversy and the referendum on the Eighth Amendment command most of the political attention in Leinster House and beyond, thos(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said there were  flaws in both  customs models being considered by the government. Photograph: AP

British prime minister Theresa May has invited all Conservative backbench MPs to private Brexit briefings in Downing Street on Tuesday, as she tried t(...)

The opening title track of Stability by new Derry band The Wood Burning Savages launches into life with a massive bubbling bass line and singer Paul C(...)

British prime minister Theresa May ‘Dots the eyes’ of a dragon outside the British embassy in Beijing, China. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Familiarity is a distorting prism. All too easily the extraordinary becomes the unremarkable, the aberrant the commonplace. This is what has happened (...)

 Former Beatle Ringo Starr, who has been awarded a knighthood for services to music in the UK new year honours list. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The Beatles’ Ringo Starr and Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods in the British new year honours list, alongside a string of (...)

Password sharing: Nadine Dorries tweeted after pornography was found on the office PC of Theresa May’s deputy, Damian Green. Photograph: Twitter

In the absurdity sweepstakes this has been a winning week for the United Kingdom. I am not talking about the ways in which Brexit discussions seem to (...)

British prime minister Theresa May during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial on Sunday. Photograph: Getty

Forty British members of parliament from British prime minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party have agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her,(...)

United Kingdom Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis (left) and European Commission’s chief negotiator for Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier address media representatives at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: AFP

As talks in Brussels grind on, voters in the Surrey town of Staines-upon-Thames, part of the constituency of Spelthorne that backed leaving the EU by (...)

 Chancellor Philip Hammond who has reportedly annoyed the prime minister with a sexist remark. Photograph: PA

British chancellor Philip Hammond appears to have irked prime minister Theresa May by making a sexist remark in cabinet, exposing the tensions at the (...)

The burned-out shell of the Grenfell Tower block. “The right decry the “politicisation” of this human-made disaster, but to avoid talking about the politics of this calamity is like trying to understand rain without discussing weather, or illness without biology.” NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s old order is crumbling. Those who sense this most acutely, such as the rightwing press, are its defenders. This week, The Sun was reduced to(...)

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