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    1. December 23, 2014

      Northern Ireland’s parties reach broad deal but obstacles remain

      Northern Ireland’s political leaders have reached broad agreement on tackling the legacy of the province’s past as well as...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Deal elusive after all-night talks on Northern Ireland

      The future of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government was at stake on Tuesday as the province’s political leaders...

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    1. December 22, 2014

      Northern Ireland negotiations go through the night

      Politicians in Northern Ireland negotiated through Monday night as they sought to resolve the political and sectarian legacy...

    2. December 12, 2014

      Dublin frustrated with David Cameron on Northern Ireland deadlock

      A carol service was held inside Parliament Buildings at Stormont as politicians, including the UK and Irish prime ministers,...

    3. December 12, 2014

      Northern Ireland talks break down

      Northern Ireland’s intractable divisions confounded another attempt to resolve them on Friday after talks brokered by the UK...

    4. December 11, 2014

      Time to deliver, David Cameron tells Northern Ireland leaders

      David Cameron warned Northern Ireland’s political leaders that they needed to “start delivering”, as he and the Irish...

    5. December 10, 2014

      Irish and UK leaders aim to break Northern Ireland deadlock

      The Irish and UK prime ministers will arrive in Belfast on Thursday, in an attempt to move the leaders of Northern Ireland’s...

    6. December 10, 2014

      ‘Weather bomb’ cuts off power to 17,500 in Scotland

      Up to 17,500 people in Scotland’s Western Isles were left without power after a “weather bomb” of wet and windy conditions...

    7. December 4, 2014

      Canadian miners go for gold in Northern Ireland

      It does not yet amount to a gold rush, but Northern Ireland may become a significant source of the precious metal as plans...

    8. Off Message

      December 3, 2014

      The prime London property tax

      This is why the stamp duty land tax was in desperate need for reform: The chart above, via Neal Hudson, shows the...

    9. December 2, 2014

      Tax devolution unites Northern Ireland

      Northern Ireland’s two main political parties do not agree on much. Divided by the legacy of the Troubles and their...

    10. December 2, 2014

      Ulster’s first offshore wind farm scrapped

      Northern Ireland’s first offshore wind farm has become the latest renewable project to be scrapped following a change in the...

    11. December 1, 2014

      Osborne ready to devolve corporation tax powers to Stormont

      George Osborne will signal his backing this week for the devolution of corporation tax to Northern Ireland, in a politically...

    12. November 19, 2014

      Sinn Féin forced to face up to questions about its past

      Whenever evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests in the Irish Catholic Church surfaced over the past 15...

    13. November 12, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Northern Ireland budget addresses harsh reality

      Simon Hamilton laughs when asked whether the budget he has secured for Northern Ireland might actually contain some good...

    14. November 12, 2014

      Ulster Bank hit with record Irish regulatory fine

      Ulster Bank has been hit with the biggest penalty imposed by Irish financial regulators for the month-long failure of its...

    15. November 11, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Formula flaw protects Scotland, says think-tank

      Scotland has been protected from hundreds of millions of pounds of public spending cuts because of a “flaw” in the formula...

    16. November 8, 2014

      Datawatch: UK armed forces deaths since WWII

        Britain observes memorial Sunday this weekend. In total 7,145 armed forces personnel have lost their lives during...

    17. November 5, 2014

      Arts spending should be shifted outside London, say MPs

      Arts Council England must do more to redress the “clear imbalance” of arts funding towards London at the expense of...

    18. October 30, 2014

      English men paid more if parents have degrees, study finds

      English men whose parents are university educated are likely to earn 20 per cent more than those whose mothers and fathers...

    19. October 30, 2014

      Northern Ireland faces £1bn spending cuts after budget deal

      Northern Ireland’s government agreed a draft budget for next year on Thursday that will see public spending suffer deep cuts...

    20. October 29, 2014

      Scotland should have veto on UK exit from EU, says Sturgeon

      Scotland should have the right to veto a referendum vote taking the UK out of the EU, Nicola Sturgeon, the incoming Scottish...

    21. October 28, 2014

      Tories explore electoral pact with Ulster unionists

      The Conservatives are informally sounding out Northern Irish unionists about a post-election tie-up, as the governing party...

    22. October 26, 2014

      UK shell company law will be easy to sidestep, MPs warn

      A new law aimed at removing the “cloak of secrecy” surrounding the ownership of companies is likely to be easily...

    23. October 24, 2014

      Flight tax revenues reach new heights

      Twenty years after its introduction, the UK’s tax on flying is landing record amounts for the Exchequer, raising over £330m...

    24. FT Alphaville

      October 24, 2014

      The case for quotas in the British judiciary

      This guest post is from Jessica Learmond-Criqui, a founder and partner in specialist employment law boutique Learmond Criqui...

    25. October 22, 2014

      UK regulator says HSBC and First Trust breached SME loan rules

      The UK’s antitrust watchdog has publicly censured HSBC and a unit of Allied Irish Banks for breaching competition rules by...

    26. October 19, 2014

      Irish two-speed economy puts integration under pressure

      As he concluded his budget speech last week in the Irish parliament, finance minister Michael Noonan cited The Road Not...

    27. October 13, 2014

      Scottish tax devolution risks uncomfortable side effects

      Britain’s politicians risk inadvertently stoking tax competition if they devolve sweeping revenue powers to Scotland, Wales...

    28. October 8, 2014

      Cigarette factory closure hits Northern Ireland’s economy

      The imminent closure of one of Northern Ireland’s largest manufacturing sites has left the town of Ballymena in a state of...

    29. October 7, 2014

      Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant

      The last tobacco manufacturing plant in the UK is to close after Japan Tobacco International, makers of Silk Cut and Benson...

    30. October 3, 2014

      Northern Ireland administration to run out of money by April

      Divided already by political differences over how to deal with the legacy of the Troubles, Northern Ireland’s devolved...

    31. September 25, 2014

      Salmond lost battle for Scotland but England risks losing the war

      A week ago Scotland’s nationalists were trying to break up Britain. Now, it is the turn of England’s Tories. In the wake of...

    32. September 24, 2014

      Northern Ireland first minister denies he will quit early

      Tensions within Northern Ireland’s main unionist party erupted on Wednesday after the province’s first minister was forced...

    33. September 22, 2014

      Cameron’s devolution move opens up ‘Pandora’s Box’ on tax and spending

      The people of Scotland may have rejected independence but, fearing a “yes” vote, Westminster may have opened a Pandora’s Box...

    34. September 19, 2014

      Scotland’s vote demands a new settlement for UK

      The United Kingdom lives to fight another day. After a bruising referendum campaign, the people of Scotland have voted...

    35. September 19, 2014

      UK will grapple with the unsolved problem of greater autonomy

      You can almost hear the sighs of relief, not just in London but in Washington and throughout the US, over the resounding...

    36. September 19, 2014

      Cameron’s constitutional pledge sparks debate in Wales

      David Cameron’s promise of a new constitutional settlement for the UK has been broadly welcomed in Wales but the Labour...

    37. September 19, 2014

      Scotland votes to preserve the union

      The United Kingdom has been saved, but this is no time for triumphalism. After a bruising referendum campaign, Scots voted...

    38. September 19, 2014

      David Cameron’s statement on the Scottish result

      Following are extracts from David Cameron’s statement on Friday morning in Downing Street on the result of the Scottish...

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