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 Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to Birmingham Carers’ Hub.  Earlier Theresa May called a snap general election for June 8th. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Theresa May has blamed opposition attempts to thwart Brexit for what she claimed was a reluctant decision to call for an early general election on Jun(...)

Freddie “Stakeknife” Scappaticci at the 1987 funeral of IRA man Larry Marley.  Photograph: Pacemaker

Martin McGuinness always insisted he had “no role whatsoever” in the IRA’s “execution” of British army agent Frank Hegarty from Derry in May 1986. Bri(...)

Cáit Ní Cheallacháin (20): ‘I find it hard to justify having a car when you save so much money by using the bike.’

Cáit Ní Cheallacháin’s original plan was to study at UCC and commute to college from her home in Mallow. However, after sitting down with her father t(...)

18: The number of months the two sides have to agree the terms of Britain’s exit. Photograph: iStock

1: The amount of times Article 50 has been used since its creation in 2009. Nobody really knows what will happen next. 2: The duration in years for(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: said she was confident a full Brexit deal. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

As Theresa May’s government gets ready to trigger article 50 on Wednesday, some work is already under way to manage the expectations of those who say (...)

Runners in the Dublin Port Tunnel  run for Focus Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Over 2,400 runners were able to embrace a rare subterranean challenge as they raced along a 10km route beneath Dublin city as part of the Dublin Tunne(...)

British prime minister Theresa May said a Scottish independence referendum would be ’divisive and cause huge economic uncertainty at the worst possible time’. Photograph: PA Wire

On days when you cannot see beyond the sly, shambolic cute hoorism and absence of vision in this little Republic, think of this. Imagine the head-me(...)

Reunification costs: Britain might argue that Northern Ireland has been responsible for a disproportionate share of UK debt, and would therefore push for a larger share of this liability to be transferred to a united Ireland. File image: Getty

With the British government opting for a hard Brexit, it would appear that the only way Northern Ireland and Scotland can stay part of the EU single m(...)

Newspaper columnist Katie Hopkins (above): Writer Jack Monroe is claiming damages  over tweets she says caused “serious harm” to her reputation. File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

A writer is claiming damages from controversial newspaper columnist Katie Hopkins over tweets she says caused “serious harm” to her reputation. Jack (...)

The scene at Deerpark Avenue in Tallaght where a man in his 30s was fatally stabbed. Photograph: Mark Hilliard/The Irish Times

A man in his early 40s has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing incident in Tallaght, Dublin. Graham McKeever (32) died after being sta(...)

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