John Kerr

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 A Stena Line ferry in Belfast Port. Britain will ‘live up to its international obligations,’ said committee chairman Lord Kinnoull. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Britain and the European Union must move urgently to agree how the Northern Ireland protocol will operate, regardless of the outcome of talks on a fre(...)

Pro-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Four months before Britain is due to leave the EU, a no-deal Brexit is the favoured option for many Conservatives, as well as for the Brexit Party and(...)

£350m a week for the NHS: Boris Johnson’s claim was founded on some pretty shaky maths. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty

“We send the EU £350m a week. Let’s fund our NHS instead” Claim made by: Vote Leave The most controversial pro-Brexit slogan was paraded on(...)

Keen cyclist: Frank O’Reilly used to take part in charity rides and the annual Sean Kelly 50km cycle (above). File photograph by Patrick Browne

A 67-year-old man who had to give up cycling after falling off a sunlounger has been awarded damages of more than €13,000. “I was no Sean Kelly, but (...)

Lord Heseltine speaks in the House of Lords, London, on Tuesday as the Brexit Bill is debated. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has suffered a second defeat over Brexit in the House of Lords, which on Tuesday backed a call for Parliament to be given a (...)

A video feed from inside the supreme court in London. The court is to decide whether Theresa May’s government can trigger article 50 and start the Brexit process without a parliamentary vote. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

This week’s supreme court hearing in London about article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty considered fundamental arguments about the centuries-old balance of (...)

It’s a hardy annual of Australian life, like Christmas on the beach with the ‘barbi’ and ritual debates about the use of sun screen. Come Australia Da(...)

The judge was told the bowl was part of a dinner service commissioned by Queen Victoria (above) when staying at Balmoral Castle. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

A Co Westmeath man has given a court undertaking not to dissipate any funds connected with the estate of his late mother, said to include a Wedgwoo(...)

Malcolm Fraser: became increasingly estranged from his party, criticising its hardline stance on asylum seekers and its free-market policies. Photograph: EPA

The Australian politician Malcolm Fraser, who has died aged 84, transformed himself from the patrician Liberal behind the historic dismissal of the(...)

Peter Carey: setting the record straight about the WikiLeaks founder. Photograph: Geraint Lewis/Rex

Soon after we meet, on a brisk New York day, to talk about his latest book, Peter Carey wants to set the record straight about Julian Assange. Despite(...)

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