United Kingdom

Anti-Brexit protesters gather to demand second referendum

Britons march in London demanding 'people's vote' to give public final say on UK's political future as EU talks stall.

Anti-Brexit protesters gather to demand second referendum

Brexit

May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period

British PM may consider extending transition period after Brexit to break deadlock over Irish border, say officials.

May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period

Sport

Khabib on UFC McGregor brawl: 'He talked about my religion'

Muslim Russian fighter leaps into McGregor's corner and sparks scuffles after retaining lightweight title in Las Vegas.

Khabib on UFC McGregor brawl: 'He talked about my religion'

United Kingdom

British PM tells Cabinet to holds its nerve over Brexit

May under increased pressure from ministers after a failed meeting with EU leaders, who rejected her proposals.

British PM May tells Cabinet to holds its nerve over Brexit

Weather

Storm Ali leaves two dead in Ireland

Gale force winds hit the British Isles, disrupt travel, damage property and leave 200,000 people without power.

Storm Ali leaves two dead in Ireland

Europe

UK minister under fire over N Ireland 'ignorance'

Karen Bradley faces criticism after admitting unfamiliarity with 'deep-seated' issues before taking on her role.

Northern Ireland secretary 'doesn't understand' regional politics

Vatican

Church official urges pope to resign over abuse coverup

Archbishop levels 'extraordinary' allegations as Catholic Church leader visits Ireland and 'begs for God's forgiveness'.

Inside Story

Can Pope Francis end abuse of children in Catholic Church?

The head of the Roman Catholic Church is on a two-day visit to the Republic of Ireland.

Europe

Pope tells Ireland he feels 'pain, shame' over sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis has marked first papal visit to Ireland in nearly four decades with speech acknowledging 'failure' of Catholic Church to adequately address 'repugnant' clerical child abuse.

Ireland

Pope in Ireland: Sex abuse is source of pain and shame

Visit comes at the back of referendums where the Irish electorate voted to legalise abortion and gay marriage.

Ireland

The pope will meet child abuse survivors in Dublin. Is it enough?

Pope Francis to land in Ireland on Saturday, but the sexual abuse of children by Catholic figures overshadows his trip.

The pope will meet child abuse survivors in Dublin. Is it enough?

Pope Francis

Online database of accused Irish clergy launched

Ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Ireland, list names clergy convicted or credibly accused of sexually abusing children.

Research group launches online database of accused Irish clergy

United Kingdom

The first female MP was an anti-imperialist Irish rebel

Suffragette activist was the first woman to be elected to Commons in 1918, but as a Sinn Fein member refused her seat.

Constance Markievicz: A revolutionary Irish woman history forgot

Ireland

Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams' house hit with explosives

A device was thrown at house of Adams in Belfast, while another targeted a prominent Sinn Fein party member.

Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams' house hit with explosives

Europe

Irish senate backs bill banning trade with Israeli settlements

The bill, which prohibits trade with occupied lands around the world, has to go to lower house before it becomes law.

Irish senate backs bill banning trade with Israeli settlements