Swiss police on duty in Davos. Photograph: EPA

Russian plumbers do not tend to summer in Davos. Even those with diplomatic passports. Five months before world leaders began their pilgrimage to the(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney briefs Irish journalists in Brussels on Monday, after a meeting with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

Boris Johnson has suffered his first defeat in parliament since last month’s UK general election, with the House of Lords backing an opposition amendm(...)

Big Ben   restoration: a £500,000 plan to have the clock “bong” when the UK leaves the EU on January 31st has been dashed by Downing Street. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

The usual suspects in the UK were in full outrage mode this week as, first, Union Jack flags were removed from desks in the European Parliament, and, (...)

Dominic Cummings: His new focus reflects the passions developed in his bunker: putting science at the heart of government and ensuring that the government machine delivers what the politicians promise. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson walked through the front door of Number 10 on July 26th, 2019, the British political system was in a state of Brexit-induced paraly(...)

Leo Varadkar: criticised for response to homeless man incident. Photograph: Fran Veale

Good morning, The first full day of campaigning in the 2020 general election was dominated by the issue of homelessness after an incident which was d(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar holds eight-month-old Ella Truell at the launch of the Fine Gael general election campaign at Combilift in Annahagh, Co Monaghan on Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael Ministers claimed Fianna Fáil cannot be trusted to manage the next phase of the Brexit process as they launched t(...)

Gardaí attend the scene of  an incident in which a homeless man was injured,    along the Grand Canal in Dublin’s city centre. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of politicising a serious incident in which a homeless man was injured, after the Taoiseach called on the Fian(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen during the presentation of the priorities of the rotating presidency of the European Council for the next six months at the European Parliament on January on Tuesday. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP via Getty Images

Young people are on the streets worldwide. Australia is retreating before unprecedented fires. At their December summit, Europe’s leaders responded to(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen greets Croatia’s prime  minister Andrej Plenkovic at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Every new presidency of the EU has its own flavour, its own national initiative to mark it out from the rest and to be remembered by. Croatia, a grou(...)

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has sent  a letter to Tánaiste Simon Coveney concerning the rights of Irish/EU citizens in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher says he plans to vote against the Brexit deal in the European Parliament over fears it could erode the rights of Irish/(...)

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