Police arrest a suspect after a gunman  stormed the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and  killed three people. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Four words attributed to the man accused of killing three people in a gun attack on a clinic in Colorado on Friday have lit a political firesto(...)

Donald Trump was the favourite of 31 per cent of Republicans in a rolling poll in the five days ended on Friday. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week, marking the property mogul’s bigg(...)

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaking during a Liberty University Convocation in Virginia on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US presidential candidate Ben Carson recommended praying for rival Donald Trump after the real estate mogul and television personality, in a 95-minute(...)

Malachai O’Hara and Michael McCartan have been living together for three years and want to be able to “take the next natural stage”.

Michael McCartan and Malachai O’Hara from north Belfast want to get married for a very simple reason. It is that they love each other and feel they sh(...)

Gerry Adams  in Long Kesh prison with Brendan Hughes. He would know whether the IRA oversees Sinn Fein

After last week’s report from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, we know there is a body of congenitally conspiratorial me(...)

Gerry Adams: The responses point to the continued isolation of Sinn Féin from the political mainstream. Photograph: The Irish Times

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker famously said some years ago that mainstream politicians know what to do but just don’t know how to (...)

Fine Gael and Labour only need to gain a few points each to be in with a great chance of winning an historic second term.

Election fever has swept the corridors of Leinster House as the omens begin pointing more clearly to a November contest. While nobody knows for certai(...)

Where’s Willie? is doing the rounds of colleges and universities this month as part of Ógra’s national recruitment drive. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ógra Fianna Fáil is experiencing a surge in applications for membership, thanks to a cartoon version of Willie O’Dea. The party’s youth wing ha(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Voters have varying ideas on how he should use an extra €1.5 billion he has said will be available in the budget. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Extra spending on the health service rather than tax cuts is the priority for voters in the forthcoming budget, according to the latest Irish Times/Ip(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

If Fine Gael did as well in a general election as the latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll suggests, it would give the party its second best result in 2(...)