Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (centre) with party candidates for the possible British involvement in  upcoming EU elections. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty

Launching his Brexit Party’s latest candidates for next month’s European Parliament elections in London on Tuesday, Nigel Farage was full of confidenc(...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

Theresa May and Arlene Foster: the DUP this week helped to kill the thing it purports to love – the power and prestige of Britain. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty

It has never seemed more apt that perhaps the greatest work of English literature, William Shakespeare’s King Lear, is about the consequences of a cap(...)

Philip Hammond, UK chancellor of the exchequer (centre left) and Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England (centre right): Mr Hammond put protecting financial services ahead of controlling migration. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Theresa May has promised to govern with “humility and resolve” following the loss of her parliamentary majority but said the general election would no(...)

In the satire 1066 and All That, it is claimed that William Gladstone “spent his declining years trying to guess the answer to the Irish question; unf(...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

 David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. As far back as 1987, he was advocating increased funding for integrated education in the North. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Irish officials waited anxiously to hear the identity of the new Northern Secretary yesterday, but the more significant appointment for Ireland is Dav(...)

Myles Joyce, who was hanged in Galway in 1882 and is widely accepted as being innocent of the Maamtrasna murders. Photograph courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

The handwriting was impeccable but written in a language the correspondent did not speak. “Sir, I beg to state through the columns of your influent(...)

Italy’s  Leaning Tower of Pisa going green to mark St Patrick’s Day.

It’s that time of year again when we colonise the world’s landmarks with our national colour, spreading green around the globe in a show of zeal that (...)

Conservative party backbenchers cheer after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons, London.

Mr Deputy Speaker,Today, I report on a Britain that is growing, creating jobs and paying its way.We took difficult decisions in the teeth of oppositio(...)

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