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With Brexit looming, the growing clamour for a referendum on a united Ireland and calls to close the Border as a consequence of Covid-19, it is not history.

The Government of Ireland Act (1920), which became law 100 years ago today, remains one of the most relevant pieces of legislation ever passed in Iris(...)

Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood joined 26 others for the Iraq Britain Business Council’s Christmas party. ‘There was nothing Christmassy about it,’ he said in his defence. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

We were meandering towards the end of lunch in a vast, plush basement near Piccadilly Circus when Charlotte, the restaurant manager, told us that Lond(...)

Addressing MPs on Thursday Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock said infections in the southeast rose by 46 per cent in the past week. Photograph: PRU/AFP

More than two out of three people in England will be living under the highest level of coronavirus restrictions from Saturday after measures were tigh(...)

Helen O’Brien and her brother Joe Cronin of Cork city, grand nephew and grand niece of the late Rev Canon T.J. Magner with Crowley family in the background.

The murders of a Catholic priest and a young civilian by the Auxiliaries in west Cork just days after the burning of Cork city bankrupted the force of(...)

Canon Thomas Magner was murdered by a member of the Auxiliary Division of the RIC as he was out walking near his home in Dunmanway on December 15th, 1920.

Amid the maelstrom of violence with which 1920 drew to a close in Ireland, one of the most shocking events was the murder of an elderly priest, Canon (...)

 Every year, about 450,000 freight units pass through Holyhead, which is run by the Swedish shipping company, Stena Line.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/ Getty

A UK parliamentary committee has expressed “deep concern” at the failure to build border customs facilities for Welsh port traffic before Brexit comes(...)

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, who is self-isolating, speaks remotely to the UK parliament. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/UK Parliament/AFP via Getty

 Britain is set to reject the European Union’s proposal to maintain the status quo on fisheries for 12 months after a no-deal Brexit, Downing Str(...)

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier: The apotheosis of a 300-year-old French bureaucratic tradition stretching back to Colbert. Photograph:  Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Ursula von der Leyen described her dinner with Boris Johnson on Wednesday as “lively and interesting” but it left both sides feeling downbeat about th(...)

Arlene Foster’s ‘blood red line’ has been ‘washed away’, veteran unionist Reg Empey accuses. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The DUP is under the cosh over the EU-UK government deal designed to bring some clarity to how the Irish Sea border will work – a proposal anathema to(...)

 Michael Gove: “Because we must all remember if the protocol is to work it must work for the whole community in Northern Ireland.”   Photograph: Getty Images

Michael Gove has told MPs that Britain’s deal with the European Union on how to implement the Northern Ireland protocol will prevent export declaratio(...)

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