Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy  listens to her lawyer prior to a status hearing at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  Ms  McCarthy is accused of killing a child in her care in 2013. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool

A US judge has scheduled the long-delayed trial of an Irish nanny accused of murdering a one-year-old baby in her care for October 13th.Aisling Brady (...)

All nine fatalities of Sunday’s shootout were members of the Bandidos or Cossacks biker gangs and the injured suffered stab or gunshot wounds and, in some cases, both Photograph: Jerry Larson/ AP

Police in Waco, Texas arrested 170 people for engaging in organised crime after a violent confrontation between rival motorcycle gangs on Sunday afte(...)

The farmhouse in west Limerick where the couple were found dead by burglars. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The bodies of a man and a woman found in a Co Limerick farmhouse had lain undiscovered for several weeks until the alert was raised by men who broke i(...)

Lindsey Graham, a three-term senator from South Carolina, cited the increasing violence in the Middle East as motivation for his decision to run. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senator Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, has become the latest Republican to join the party’s fast-growing field of presidential candidates. Mr (...)

In 2004, Tyrone native Julia Holmes, known in the US by her married name Julia Parrish, pleaded guilty to wire fraud on December 1st, 2003, one of 12 criminal charges she faced. She was eventually deported from the US to Northern Ireland in 2006 after serving time in prison. File photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

A woman whose body was discovered with that of a man in Co Limerick in the early hours of Monday is thought to have served time in prison in the US fo(...)

Martin O’Malley, who is expected to announce his candidacy for US president shortly. Photograph: Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images

Martin O’Malley, a likely contender to be the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, is due in Dublin on May 24th after cancelling a trip last mon(...)

Conservative author Peter Schweizer, a former speechwriter for Republican president George W Bush, has claimed in his book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” that Hillary Clinton made policy decisions while US secretary of state that benefited donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The publisher of a controversial new book that looks at the ties between Bill and Hillary Clinton and donors to their charity has made several factual(...)

A tornado in Cisco, Texas, last week. Photograph: Brian Khoury/Reuters

In June 1956, David Hoadley was a teenager when a storm passed through his home town of Bismarck, North Dakota, which is at the northernmost end of Am(...)

 Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge back in 2008. Photograph: Derek Speirs

Property developer Sean Dunne thought that by filing for bankruptcy in his new home in the United States in March 2013, he was preempting Ulster Bank’(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm with his wife Lorraine Drumm. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

A US judge was correct in refusing to allow former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm walk away debt-free through bankruptcy because it “wou(...)