Former House of Commons  speaker John Bercow: “I identify with Labour values, Labour principles, Labour policies.” Photograph:   Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

John Bercow has denied discussing the prospect of a peerage with Sir Keir Starmer after the former Commons speaker and Tory MP defected to the Labour (...)

Micheál Martin’s comments come after Boris Johnson escalated his dispute with the European Union over post-Brexit trading arrangements by warning he would not hesitate to take unilateral action to protect the position of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/Bloomberg

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said it will be “very problematic” if the UK again extends unilaterally the grace period for Northern Ireland Protocol ch(...)

 People wearing face masks hold up placards during a Black Lives Matter rally in Millennium Square  in Leeds, England. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

The new British government commission on racial inequalities is being set up by a Downing Street adviser who has cast doubt on the existence of instit(...)

Open Orphan executive chairman Cathal Friel said the acquisition of Hvivo was reaping benefits for the company.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Dublin-listed pharma services company Open Orphan has announced the signing of a new contract with a European biotech company that could yield it more(...)

Open Orphan is the result of Cathal  Friel reversing his pharma services business of the same name into Dublin-listed drug clinical trials manager Venn Life Sciences earlier this year

Dublin-listed pharma services company Open Orphan said on Monday it has agreed to merge with UK-based Hvivo in a £30 million (€35.7m) tie-up that clas(...)