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You can expect to pay more for the goods  you buy from British-based websites. Photograph: iStock

It has been 11 days since the UK left the EU after a brief transition period that was entirely good-natured, seamless and uncomplicated. Hilarious, ri(...)

Tim Severin at his home in Timoleague, west Cork in 1999. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The explorer, writer and film maker, Tim Severin, best known for the Brendan Voyage where he sailed from Ireland to Newfoundland to prove that the 6th(...)

Fishing is a political symbol for the UK government that it is ‘taking back control’. File photograph: EPA

Fisheries remains the final obstacle to the EU and UK reaching a wide-ranging post-Brexit trade agreement, but the two sides are still far apart on th(...)

FDI companies were already clearly signalling they will close down operations in countries where net-zero cannot be delivered locally. Photograph: iStock

There is huge demand from multinationals “racing to net-zero emissions” for corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable energy developer(...)

John le Carré: Thriller writer most famous for stories of complex cold war intrigue began his career as a real-life spy in postwar Europe. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

John le Carré, who forged thrillers from equal parts of adventure, moral courage and literary flair, has died aged 89. Le Carré explored the gap betw(...)

Douglas Stuart: dedicated the book to his own mother, who died of alcoholism when he was 16.

Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize for Shuggie Bain, the debut novel he spent 10 years writing based on his own experience of a Glasgow chil(...)

Fiona Bruce flies a Spitfire over Kent in a Pathé newsreel from the future. Or maybe it’s just the Antiques Roadshow. Photograph: BBC

Fiona Bruce is in a Spitfire flying over the weald of Kent. If you’re English you’ve definitely had that vision, the stirrings of a collective nationa(...)

Disputes over the status of Irish in Northern Ireland played a significant part in the collapse of the power-sharing executive in Stormont in 2017.

The United Kingdom should adopt a comprehensive law and strategy on the promotion of Irish in Northern Ireland as a “matter of priority”, a council of(...)

His Dark Materials: Dafne Keen and Simone Kirby struggle to find anything decent to watch on TV. Photograph: Bad Wolf/BBC

You know what it’s like trying to get a group of old friends together in a room: full diaries, non-adjacent postcodes, standard faffing, and then the (...)

Charred Dublin Bay skate wing with wild garlic and brown butter hollandaise.

I must admit, my wife Majken does most of the cooking when we are at home. When I cook at home, I keep it very simple and leave it up to good quality (...)

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