The renaissance of St Patrick's Day offers reminders of the difficulties that the Irish have faced, and a lesson.
A first look at the issue.
When is an orchestra not an orchestra? The way this policy defines it, northern brass bands and Scottish bagpipe groups will be excluded from the tax relief.
The Chancellor neutralised some of Labour's strongest attack lines - but there was no knock-out blow.
The Labour leader has responded to the Chancellor’s final Budget this parliament.
Far from giving pensioners more freedom, changes to the pension scheme risk leaving the elderly with nothing.
George Osborne has unveiled his final budget of the Parliament, and launched a new saving scheme for first time buyers.
A growing economy means it's time for the wealth to be shared: time for a living wage.
The abolition of revenge evictions shows what people can do when they work together.
George Osborne will say the UK faces a "critical choice" at the election when he delivers his Budget today – but what do we know so far?
Raising the personal allowance does not help who it is supposed to.
The cuts mean that many colleges now depend on exploiting their hardworking staff in order to function.
The chef and campaigner who once appeared in a Labour campaign video has joined the Greens.
Labour have swallowed the Conservatives' rhetoric about "us and them". But I'm one of "them", so where does that leave me?
Labour can turn the tables on the Conservatives - by using Ukip against them just as the Tories have used the SNP.
A new proposal from Downing Street has thrown the debates into confusion.
Officers involved in the Eighties probe into Cyril Smith's alleged sex parties with teenage boys were ordered to hand over their evidence, including notebooks, according to BBC Newsnight.
A higher minimum wage for London is good for the city - but crucially, wouldn't hurt workers elsewhere either.
Forget the argument over austerity. Reform of the state should be the central mission of the left.
Devolution of power is Labour's next great mission.
A new study from the Sutton Trust has found that poorer students are considerably less likely to study the A-levels that are required to help them into leading universities.
Is parliament dragging its heels on modern-day slavery because women's domestic "work" is still considered part of the natural order?
Ned Stark and Christian Benteke are in. Gender equality and direct answers are out.
The former candidate for Falkirk, who was reinstated after a vote-rigging scandal, is not included in the Halifax selection list.
The Prime Minister's advisers think keeping him out of the spotlight keeps him fresh in the public mind. But people aren't stupid
The DUP may be a superficially attractive option for Labour or Conservative strategists looking to get legislation over the line - but they are far from an ideal partner.
Rejecting any arrangement with the SNP would make it far harder for the Labour leader to become prime minister in a hung parliament.
Nigel Farage's latest outburst is pretty noxious. But Labour's response is just embarrassing.
A more social democratic Britain can be achieved, and Scottish Labour's recovery set in train, if a deal is done between Labour and the SNP.
The Chancellor later tried to wriggle out of a one-to-one debate, saying that Danny Alexander should also be invited.