Olympic medallist  John Treacy carrying the Olympic Torch  in Dublin in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Olympic medallist John Treacy said the last time he passed through the LA Coliseum tunnel into the famous stadium - before Saturday’s opening cerem(...)

 US first lady Michelle Obama declares the Special Olympics open at the Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s athletes received one of the loudest cheers of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday night as they marched in(...)

A picture of Kate Steinle is set up at a Senate hearing last week. The 32-year-old was allegedly shot by an immigrant who had been deported to Mexico five times. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Pier 14 is one of the most beautiful tourist spots in San Francisco, jutting out next to the Bay Bridge that connects the city to Oakland and Berkeley(...)

Ahead of the field: Donald Trump in Texas on Thursday. He said he’s confident of winning the Hispanic vote. Photograph: Matthew Busch/Getty

On Tuesday the Republican senator Lindsey Graham, one of 16 candidates seeking his party’s presidential nomination in the 2016 US elections, appear(...)

Special Olympic competitors at Dublin Airport as they left for the World Summer games in Los Angeles this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Team Ireland athletes participating in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games are busy preparing for the opening of the games tomorrow. At the opening (...)

Germany and Manchester United footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger paid his respects to Irish student Niccolai Schuster who was killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Martin Lacey/Copyright The Irish Times

Manchester United footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger paid his respects to one of the Irish students killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse last night (...)

Berkeley victims from top left: Eimer Walsh; Eoghan Culligan; Lorcán Miller; Nick Schuster; Olivia Burke; and Ashley Donohue.

Three Dublin law firms have begun assisting the Irish families of victims and survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse with finding American lawyers(...)

 German international and former Bayer Munich player Bastian Schweinsteiger (left) and  Nick Schuster, who was killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse.

A minute’s silence will be held before Manchester United’s game against San Jose Earthquakes in California on Tuesday night as a tribute to the six vi(...)

Participants at a vigil for the victims of the Berkeley Tragedy at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California.  Photograph: Martin Lacey.

Family members of students killed and injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse met emergency responders who attended the scene of the accident for the(...)

Donald Trump: asked whether John McCain was owed an apology, Mr Trump told ABC talk show This Week: “No, not at all.” Photograph:  Joshua Lott/New York Times

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has stirred controversy again after questioning the war record of Republican senator John McCain, a fo(...)