EU commissioner Phil Hogan said “the EU will not buckle” on the backstop. File image: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A no-deal Brexit would create a “foul atmosphere” between the EU and the UK and would have “serious consequences” for negotiating any future trade agr(...)

The front pages of the UK’s Independent, France’s Liberation and the Evening standard.

The UK’s incoming Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is the subject of editorials and comment pieces at home and abroad. “The Queen’s jester,” was the he(...)

Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party headquarters after being announced as the new Conservative party leader at an event in central London 23 July 2019. Boris Johnson defeated Jeremy Hunt to become the new British Conservative party leader winning 92,153 votes to Jeremy Hunt's 46,656. EPA/NEIL HALL

Boris Johnson is the first British prime minister since Winston Churchill to have made his living by writing, producing half a dozen books and hundred(...)

Boris Johnson at the final Conservative Party leadership hustings held at the ExCel Centre in London, UK, on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson’s self-identification as the new Winston Churchill invites widespread scepticism. But, if the member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip form(...)

Lot 198, rare Padparadscha and diamond ring, €2,500-€3,000, O’Reilly’s

Auction results July 9th, Sotheby’s English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustration online auction. Irish woman Mary Dorgan’s 140 lett(...)

Britain’s ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch listens as US president Donald Trump and British prime minister Theresa May hold a joint news conference at the White House in Washington on January 27th, 2017. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Boris Johnson has come under furious criticism at Westminster after Kim Darroch resigned as ambassador to Washington over the fallout from his leaked (...)

Donald Trump with Theresa May on the second day of his three-day state visit to the UK in June. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Standing commandingly on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington is Britain’s embassy to the United States. The imposing compound is one of the largest dip(...)

Lot 32: Included along with Mary Dorgan’s letters to her son are two amateur photographs depicting Winston Churchill and his daughter Mary Soames, £1,000-£1,500 Sotheby’s.

The current Sotheby’s online sale of English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, which runs until July 9th, features a few lots o(...)

Silver Freemason’s trowel inscribed ‘Lodge 44 in Las Vegas Nevada’ is part of the Matthew’s sale, €60-€90

A tiny silver Freemason’s trowel is one of the lots in Matthew’s sale in Kells, Co Meath, this weekend. Listed as “antique”, the trowel arrived to the(...)

If the Johnson family had stuck to showbusiness like the Osmonds, Marx Brothers or von Trapp family, the world would be a better place. Yet the Tories, in their terror, have elevated a cavorting charlatan to the steps of Downing Street. Photograph: Reuters

Six years ago, the Cambridge historian Christopher Clark published a study of the outbreak of the first World War, titled The Sleepwalkers. Though Cla(...)

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