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Tomi Reichental and his wife Joyce at the grave of Ludwig Hopf in Mount Jerome cemetery in Dublin

A sub-theme of the Holocaust exhibition now running at Dublin Castle (An Irishman’s Diary, January 17th) is the silence that descended afterwards on t(...)

The media in attendance as British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend prime minister’s questions at the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: PA

British prime minister Boris Johnson received a double blow on Wednesday when former Brexit secretary David Davis called for his resignation and a Con(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson in parliament on Wednesday. Photograph:  UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire

Boris Johnson arrived into the Commons chamber for prime minister’s questions to a welcoming roar from Conservative MPs, some of them thumping on the (...)

JD Wetherspoon’s  pub at The West Quay in Brighton Marina, England. Pubs in Britain were hit by renewed curbs amid the Omicron surge in the UK.

British pub group JD Wetherspoon warned on Wednesday it would record a loss for the first half of the fiscal year after the Omicron coronavirus varian(...)

Gowan Group will now distribute Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep in Ireland. Photograph: AFP/Marco Bertorello via Getty

Fiat once had a position of dominance in the Irish market. Back in the 1970s, when new car sales hovered at around 60-70,000 per annum, Fiat was selli(...)

Visitors pose for photographs with the Olympic rings at the Beijing Olympic Tower on Sunday in Beijing, China. The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics are set to open on February 4th. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

With some 20 million Chinese now in localised stay-at-home lockdowns, the Beijing 2022 organising committee has announced that it will not now be sell(...)

Eurogroup president Paschal Donohoe and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank: The  extension on access to UK clearing houses is double the  period Brussels had set aside to prepare after Britain left the single market. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Brussels is planning to extend its temporary permit allowing European banks and fund managers to use UK clearing houses until June 2025, warding off a(...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the double-jobbing plan was to ‘shore up’ the DUP. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The leaders of six of the North’s political parties have written an open letter to the British prime minister warning that plans to reinstate so-calle(...)

A park bench in Brockwell Park, London, that was taped off to stop people sitting on it in the early days of the pandemic in April 2020. Photograph: Richard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images

Yes, he might lose his job, US-resident Brits are currently having to explain to neighbours, friends and Uber drivers. Yes, the prime minister of the (...)

Yemeni pro-government fighters man a position in Ataq city, the capital of the province of Shabwa, east of the Red Sea port of Aden, on January 18th. Photograph:  Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP via Getty

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sana’a killed at least 20 people on Tuesday, rebel Houthi media and residents(...)

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