Michael Heseltine: “I believe that the referendum result is the most disastrous peacetime result that we’ve seen in this country.” Photograph: PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has defended her sacking of former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine after the 83-year-old peer voted against(...)

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 (...)

Michael Gove and  Boris Johnson: the extraordinary intrigue surrounding Gove’s abandonment of Johnson has ensured the contest will be bitter. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Boris Johnson’s dramatic exit from the Conservative leadership contest and the last-minute entry of Michael Gove have not only reshaped that race but (...)

The great British ship of state is drifting rudderless. To compound the biggest political and constitutional crisis in generations, a crisis of leader(...)

In Berlin, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, French president Francois Hollande and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi set out their positions on how the European Union should proceed.

The Brexit fallout moves to Brussels on Tuesday as European leaders meet to discuss how best to proceed, and what the next steps should be as the UK w(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage and Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg  before speaking at the Bruges Group press conference  in London on  Brexit. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

David Cameron has ruled out a second vote on Britain’s EU membership if next month’s referendum produces a close result, describing it as “a once in a(...)

Fashion by definition is about transience and Irish and international fashion will each have their own turns in the spotlights this year. Yesterday, I(...)

British prime minister David Cameron  believes he has found a kindred spirit in Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister. In recent months Rutte has argued that, in the EU’s pursuit of growth, jobs and stability, less is often more.  Photograph: Will Oliver/Getty Images

Amid the chatter surrounding German chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to London on Thursday was speculation about British prime minister David C(...)

A portrait left by mourners is seen outside the home of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher after her death was announced in London. Photograph: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first woman prime minister and the first party leader to win three general elections in a row. For 15 years she(...)

A jubilant Dr John O'Connell, after he was elected in Dublin South Central
Obituary: Dr John O’Connell
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  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

John O’Connell. Born: January 20th, 1927. Died: March 8th, 2013. Dr John O’Connell, who died last week aged 86 years, had a varied caree(...)

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