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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

New UUP leader Stephen Aiken at the party’s  office in Ballyclare. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Politicians often use nautical terminology, though few of them know one end of a boat from the other. And then there is Steve Aiken, the new leader of(...)

Image taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @wazzas of a man who was disrupting a flight due to take off for Dublin from London City Airport. Photograph: Warren Swalbe/PA Wire

An Aer Lingus flight from London City Airport to Dublin was delayed when an activist staged an on-board protest as the plane was due to take off. Ext(...)

Former British soldier Dennis Hutchings rides with ex-serviceman down Whitehall in protest at the prosecution of Soldier F for two killings during the Bloody Sunday massacre. Photograph: Tess De La Mare/PA Wire

Thousands of former servicemen brought parts of central London to a standstill in protest against the prosecution of “Soldier F” for his alleged role (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson in front of a CT scanner during a visit to The Princess Alexandra hospital in Harlow, Essex on Friday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

One of the UK’s most senior officials responsible for Brexit planning is to quit his post just weeks before Britain’s planned departure from the EU, i(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson with a bull during a visit to Darnford Farm near Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Andrew MilliganAFP/Getty

UK opposition parties have agreed to work together to thwart Boris Johnson’s plan for an October 15th general election, deepening the political paraly(...)

When the service began, there were just 450 bicycles at 40 stations. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

“It might not work. It might be a disaster or it might be a stirring success,” was how Owen Keegan, then Dublin City Council’s director of traffic, re(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

A furious Sajid Javid confronted Boris Johnson on Friday and demanded an explanation of why his media adviser was sacked without his knowledge, amid c(...)

 A demonstrator, wearing a mask depicting Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson, at a protest outside the gates to Downing Street. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Given that Westminster has spent weeks debating the possibility of Boris Johnson proroguing parliament, it was surprising how surprised MPs were when (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  during a visit to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro on Monday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

Boris Johnson’s government is to launch a major public information campaign to reassure Britons about a potential no-deal Brexit, as the prime ministe(...)

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