A favourite haunt of artists, Achill Island sets the scene for an auction on Sunday. Des O’Sullivan reports.
An inquest has heard how four members of a family died while attempting to do a u-turn on a busy national road.
David Cameron has promised the UK “we are on the brink of something special” as he returned to Downing Street as a Prime Minister with a Tory Commons majority for the first time.
David Cameron is preparing for another term as the UK's Prime Minister, as the General Election put his Conservative Party on the brink of securing an absolute majority in the House of Commons.
David Cameron faced Labour claims of arrogance after declaring that he would not seek a third term in office just weeks before voters go to the polls in a general election that will decide if he gets a second.
EU foreign ministers will today discuss possible further sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
The UK Labour Party has hardened its opposition to leaving the European Union, drawing a dividing line with the Conservatives less than eight months before next year’s general election.
Alex Salmond has dramatically fallen on his sword after Scotland voted decisively to reject his dream of independence and to remain part of the United Kingdom
David Cameron has promised a "new and fair" constitutional settlement for the entire United Kingdom after Scotland voted to reject independence and remain part of the United Kingdom.
Ukip will make good on polling predictions by scooping top place in the Euro elections, Nigel Farage has said.
David Axelrod, the mastermind behind Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 US presidential election victories, is to advise Britain’s Labour party in the run-up to the next general election.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague urged international supporters of the Syrian regime to "wake up to...its murderous and barbaric nature" as the United Nations Security Council met to discuss reports of a deadly chemical weapon attack.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said the “right decision” had been reached after European Union foreign ministers agreed to end the embargo on supplying arms to opposition forces in Syria.
Israel risks losing international sympathy if it launches a ground invasion in Gaza in a bid to crack down on Hamas militants, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said today.
Kofi Annan has submitted his resignation as special envoy to Syria, saying he plans to step down on August 31.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will not campaign for Britain to leave the EU in a referendum, warning that the UK would become “a sort of greater Switzerland” if it quit the 27-nation bloc.
The UK is “sticking to its course” in Afghanistan amid warnings British troops could be killed in reprisal attacks for the killing of 16 civilians by a US soldier, Downing Street said.
Rapper Tinie Tempah has been named this year's best dressed man.
Tensions over Europe at the heart of the British coalition government were exposed today, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg failed to attend the House of Commons to hear David Cameron defend his decision to veto last week’s proposed EU treaty.
BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron and his most senior colleagues must “come clean” over their dealings with the Murdochs, Labour said yesterday.
The United Nations is drafting a resolution to impose a no-fly zone over Libya as the international community edges closer to military intervention in the North African country.
A TORY peer criticised the Government’s child benefit cuts yesterday — saying they gave the poor more incentive to have children than the better-off.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s attempts to strike a power-sharing deal with the Liberal Democrats were severely undermined today as a string of senior Labour figures spoke out against the move.
GORDON Brown last night announced he will resign as Labour leader – but offered to stay on as Prime Minister in a potential power-sharing government with the Liberal Democrats until his party has chosen a successor.
Gordon Brown tonight announced he will resign as Labour leader – but offered to stay on as British Prime Minister in a potential power-sharing government with the Liberal Democrats until his party has chosen a successor.
Gordon Brown returned to 10 Downing Street today without any clear indication of whether he will be able to remain there as British Prime Minister.
SENIOR Labour figures were last night at odds over calls for the party’s supporters to vote tactically in order to keep the Tories out of power.
THE Conservatives accused Nick Clegg of trying to “hold the country to ransom” after the Liberal Democrat leader spelt out some of the conditions under which he would offer his party’s support in a hung parliament.
GORDON BROWN has agreed to give evidence to the Iraq inquiry before the general election.
Gordon Brown finally bowed to intense political pressure today and agreed to appear before the Iraq Inquiry before the general election in the UK.
Europe's governments are today holding emergency talks today to assess their contribution to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.
Gordon Brown today brushed off the latest attempt to oust him as British prime minister as “a storm in a teacup”.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was today faced with the task of picking up the pieces of his shattered cabinet and fashioning a reshuffle which can restore his authority and preserve his premiership.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown suffered a devastating blow today when Labour succumbed to one of the biggest by-election upsets in political history.
Britain will join a global summit on soaring world food prices today amid condemnation of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s presence at the crisis summit in Rome.
BRITISH Prime Minister Gordon Brown unveiled his senior ministerial team yesterday, a day after taking power, vowing change after the end of Tony Blair’s decade in power.
Any recommendations for urgent safety improvements during the investigation into the Cumbria train derailment will be acted upon immediately, British Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander pledged today.
British foreign policy must not be dictated by terrorists, British home secretary John Reid said today amid renewed criticism of a call from leading Muslims for it to be changed.
QUEUES, cancellations and delays dogged travellers at Britain’s airports for the second day yesterday, with passengers’ dream holidays turning to nightmares.
BRITISH ministers insisted yesterday that Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott had not been sidelined during the latest terror scare.
Police are confident that all the main players in the alleged airliner bomb plot have been accounted for, the British Home Secretary said today.
BRITISH Government ministers are to be given major new powers to deal with terrorist attacks and other civil emergencies under legislation published yesterday.
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