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Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of influential BBC government satire Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86.  Photograph: PA Wire

Sir Antony Jay, co-writer of influential BBC government satire Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86. Yes Minister was a b(...)

David Corcoran with an address at Collinswood, Whitehall, in Dublin pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Philip Fitzgerald at Clanwilliam Terrace in Dublin 2. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A senior company executive, who beat and began strangling a cyclist for riding his bike on a Dublin city-centre footpath, has been spared a criminal r(...)

With Angela Merkel all but ruling out Ireland getting special status in Brexit negotiations, it is imperative the Irish Government starts manoeuvring through the narrow corridors under Big Ben. Photograph: PA

The lady’s not for talking. Not small talk anyway. As she said during her leadership bid, Theresa May isn’t one for gossiping in the tearooms of Westm(...)

Britain’s newly appointed chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond: this shape-shifting survivor has reached the age of 60 without leaving clues as to what if any ideology motivates all this purring achievement. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Something in his stoop, greyness and aquiline nose suggests Arsène Wenger, the football coach and fellow fiscal conservative, though we cannot be sure(...)

Larry, the 10  Downing Street cat,  has been stalking the corridors of power since 2011, when he was brought into the prime minister’s office to handle pest control affairs. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron has declared his love for Larry the Downing Street cat, insisting he is sad to leave him behind. The outgoing Tory leader used his last(...)

David Corcoran (50), of Collinswood, Whitehall, Dublin, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to cyclist Philip Fitzgerald. Corcoran shouldered the cyclist to the ground and began strangling and beating him for riding his bike on a Dublin city-centre footpath, Dublin District Court heard. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A senior company executive shouldered a cyclist to the ground and began strangling and beating him for riding his bike on a Dublin city-centre footpat(...)

Jessie Burton: the process of creating is again to the fore in her  new novel. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

After Jessie Burton’s debut, The Miniaturist, sold more than a million copies worldwide, there are hints of second-novel syndrome in the language of h(...)

Michael Gove said during the election campaign: ‘People in this country have had enough of experts’. Photograph: Reuters

One of the more revealing moments of the Brexit campaign came when Michael Gove, a Conservative Outer once close to prime minister David Cameron, sai(...)

So here is a potential positive to a Brexit. Progress on so many fronts may more easily take place without such an obstructive and important member of the “family” present. Photograph: Getty Images

Maybe de Gaulle was right to reject British membership of the EU in the 1960s, on the grounds that Britain was too insular and non-European in outlook(...)

Gardaí at the scene of a fatal shooting on North Cumberland Street in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said the latest murder in Dublin is an “outrageous attack on law and order” and is “unaccepta(...)

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