Wayne Lordan: to ride Curvy in Saturday night’s Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont Park in New York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jockey Wayne Lordan is facing into a potentially lucrative transatlantic weekend, beginning with Curvy who lines up in Saturday night’s Flower Bowl (...)

 Christian Taylor suffered gunshot wounds to his neck, chest and abdomen. Photograph: EPA/Angelo State University

A rookie police officer who shot and killed a Texas college football player inside a car dealership in suburban Dallas has been fired. Chief Wi(...)

Sgt Liam Flynn (33), originally from Clane in Co Kildare, was killed on March 10th when the military helicopter he was travelling in crashed in a coastal area near Pensacola off Florida’s Panhandle. Photograph: Reuters

An investigation has found that pilot error caused a Black Hawk helicopter to crash off the Florida coast, killing an Irish member of the US Marines a(...)

The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com 1:30

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)

Shane McCoy on a US navy humanitarian mission to Ghana in 2004

It came down to a flip of a coin, and Shane McCoy won. On January 11th, 2002, McCoy was a 27-year-old photographer with the United States navy station(...)

Security in Canada’s capital came under criticism yesterday after a gunman was able to run through the unlocked front door of the main parliament building and get close to prime minister Stephen Harper before being taken down in a flurry of gunfire. Photograph: Blair Gable/Reuters 3:00

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper pledged more surveillance and detention powers for security forces in Canada on Thursday after a gunman killed (...)

The five-star Merchant Hotel at Skipper Street in Belfast, one of the hotels whose loans were sold by Ulster Bank to Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is set to acquire a portfolio of loans from Ulster Bank connected with a number of high-profile Irish hotels. It is understood th(...)

Tom Moff with Snohomish County looks down at the Stillaguamish River as it maintains a low but steady flow off of Whitman Road on Highway 530 on March 23, 2014 near Arlington, Washington. Eight people have been confirmed dead after a massive mudslide in Oso, Washington. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times-Pool/Getty Images 1:20

Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people are waning after rescue crews worked through the (...)

Police officers at the scene in Lockerbie, Scotland, after a Boeing 747 aeroplane, Pan Am Flight 103, crashed after a mid flight explosion on board on December 21st, 1988. Photograph: PA Wire.

The evil that caused the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in the skies above Lockerbie “burst through like a postule on the skin”, a commemoration in the (...)

Irish Cadets at Arlington Cemetery for John F Kennedy’s Funeral, 1963. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives

The weather in Washington was cold and crisp, and the 26 Irish Army cadets were not thinking about the watching world. They just wanted to ensure t(...)