Fianna Fáil senator denies claiming party’s poor poll showing due to Sinn Féin infiltrating polling company

Fianna Fáil senator Ned O’Sullivan has denied suggesting at a private meeting that his party’s poor performance in the polls was due to a polling company being infiltrated by Sinn Féin. ianna Fáil’s performance in recent polls was scrutinised by the party’s general secretary Seán Dorgan, who gave a presentation on Wednesday evening to TDs … Read more

‘Little sign of warmth’ Princess Beatrice spotted in ‘distanced greeting’ with Charles

Beatrice greeted the Prince of Wales with a kiss on the cheek at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. But body language expert Judi James claimed the gesture between the two royals was “distanced”. Ms James said the only “displays of warmth” came from Zara Tindall who was looking on. Ms James’s claims follow reports that Charles … Read more

Southgate vows to use criticism as fuel for World Cup amid ‘strange narrative’

Southgate has come under fire off the back of a miserable month for England, where they failed to win all four of their games and lost twice to Hungary. The latest of those losses came on Tuesday night, when England were beaten 4-0 by Hungary at Molineux. Southgate was booed by supporters during the defeat … Read more

FA give Gareth Southgate full backing after Hungary hammering

Southgate shouldered the blame for the Hungary defeat that provoked a backlash against him, but Telegraph Sport understands the overriding feeling from the dressing room is that the players should be held responsible for the country’s worst home defeat since 1928. Sources insist the vast majority of England players remain fully behind Southgate and that … Read more

There remains deep problems within NI communities, but no risk to peace – NI minister on Protocol

The European Union today said it would take legal action against the UK in retaliation for Boris Johnson’s plan to unilaterally scrap parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. The EU vice-president in charge of relations with the UK said the government’s plans were illegal and damaging, but claimed that the EU was prepared to radically … Read more

Racegoers heading to the second day of Royal Ascot don’t hold back in the glamour stakes 

Royal Ascot showed it has firmly rediscovered its pre-pandemic glamour when it opened its gates yesterday, with spectators donning high fashion finery and some show-stopping millinery.  And day two of the British summer season society favourite saw a similarly bold couture catwalk of daring outfits, as racegoers appearing to be taking this year’s more relaxed dress … Read more

Downing Street confirms Boris Johnson considering withdrawal from human rights treaty

Boris Johnson’s official spokesperson has confirmed the government is considering withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights, saying “all options are on the table” in the wake of last night’s cancellation of a deportation flight to Rwanda. The prime minister is facing fury from Tory backbenchers over the last-minute ruling from the European Court … Read more