Bruton says new business can be won after end of ‘Double Irish’ with fresh tax proposals

Maryland governor Martin O’Malley (second from left) performs with O’Malley’s March at the Hampstead Hill Festival in in Baltimore in September. Photograph: Nate Pesce/The New York Times

Profile: The progressive Democrat is starting to step out of Hillary Clinton’s shadow

Republican candidate Cory Gardner: women’s rights,  President Obama’s unpopularity, Ebola and the rise of Islamic State, are the most discussed issues in these elections. Photograph: Reuters

Republicans being careful not to give Democrats any opportunity to attack them on key election issue

Brendan Boyle (right) with his brother Kevin, a fellow member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and their father, Frank, who is from Donegal

Two candidates with strong Irish roots are chasing seats in Tuesday’s US midterms

Nurse Kaci Hickox and   her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media in Fort Kent, Maine yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters

Kaci Hickox, who returned from Sierra Leone last week, ‘should not be isolated’

Kaci Hickox returns to her home  after going for a bike ride with boyfriend.  Photograph: Ashley L Conti/Reuters

Kaci Hickox defies quarantine by leaving her home for a bike ride

Teleflex chairman and chief executive Benson Smith (second from left) with (from left) executive VP Liam Kelly, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan.

Investment will bring company’s workforce at two Irish plants to 435 over next three years

Richard Bruton: “People come to grow their businesses – tax is not what they come for.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

US companies have not complained about end of ‘Double Irish’ scheme, says Bruton

New Jersey governer Chris Christie  has refused to budge on his much-criticised decision to place health workers returning from treating Ebola patients in west Africa in mandatory isolation. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Public safety trumps welfare of those quarantined, says New Jersey governor

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