Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith said the plight of Aisling Brady McCarthy (above) has been to the forefront of people’s minds in her home area in Co Cavan. “Her family has been through a terrible ordeal”, he said. File photograph: Keith Bedford/Boston Globe via AP

After two and a half years in US custody, family and friends of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy(...)

Clerys workers, members of Siptu, arriving for the creditors’ meeting at the Gresham Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...) an insolvent trading arm in the years before it was sold. US private equity house Gordon Brothers(...)

Pentecopterus decorahensis:  lived 460 million years ago and was more than 1.5 metres long, making it a top predator of its day, say scientists who dug it out of rocks in a riverbed in Iowa, US.  Credit: Patrick Lynch/Yale University

Iowa, US. The previously unknown species was “incredibly bizarre”, said Dr James Lamsdell from Yale(...)

Somali forces carry their ammunitions during a security patrol against Islamist al-Shabaab militants in Bulagaduud, Somalia. Photograph: Abdiqani Hassan/Reuters

(...)-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed in a US air strike. Al-Shabaab often exaggerates the success of its(...)

Former Florida governor and Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush speaks to  third graders before  taking part in a town hall meeting at La Progresiva Presbyterian School in Miami, Florida, September 1st, 2015. Photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush offered his most direct assault on rival Donald Trump to date on Tuesday, retaliating for a series of persona(...)

Wednesday, April 1st: Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Nial Fennelly is appointed as head of the commission of inquiry by Cabinet. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) to the US. The completion of an interim report, expected by the end of 2014, is continually delayed(...)

Mr Justice Anthony Hunt   told John Lloyd (43), who is blind, and his wife Fiona (44), they had mistakenly sought injunctions against Stepstone Mortgage Funding Ltd restraining the bank from taking further steps in the sale of their home in Kells, Co Meath. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) husband’s litigation, told the court that a John Ryan, who was now living in the US, had offered €77(...)

Jonathan Joseph will be partnered by Brad Barritt at centre in England’s side to play Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

(...). “It leaves us with lots of options both starting and from the bench.” England were dire at the Stade(...)

Migrants demonstrate outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, September 1st, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

(...) government. In this sense, the refugee crisis tells us at least as much about our own cultures as about the(...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy  (37), was on Tuesday detained by US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers in Boston for a long-standing violation of a tourist visa from Ireland issued in 2002 after overstaying the period of the visa, a spokesman for the agency told The Irish Times. File photograph: Middlesex District Attorney/PA Wire

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was arrested by US immigration agents in Boston on Tuesday after(...)