Young Bernie Sanders supporters hold Bernie posters before the campaign rally at Washington Square Park in New York on Wednesday night.  Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Thousands of Bernie Sanders’s supporters descended on Washington Square Park in Manhattan on Wednesday evening, bringing even more colour and energy t(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to give a report on the progress of government formation when the Dáil returns next Tuesday. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Dáil returns next Tuesday – yes! for one day only, folks! – when Enda Kenny is due to give a report on the progress of government formation. At t(...)

Rankin Sherling (centre) with the cadets in the Gaelic Club.

Perry County is the one of the least populated and poorest counties in Alabama. Living here is like living in a Faulkner novel. For years local Bapti(...)

President Barack Obama consults with director of speechwriting Cody Keenan and senior presidential speechwriter David Litt in the Oval Office

Sitting at his desk in front of a striking photograph he took at the Cliffs of Moher on a trip to Ireland last summer, Cody Keenan is hard at work wr(...)

Donald Trump  speaks during a news conference with Ben Carson on Friday: the retired neurosurgeon has endorsed Mr Trump after ending his own campaign last week. Photograph:   Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Billionaire Donald Trump, the anti-establishment figure shaking up the Republican presidential race, received the backing of another outsider, retire(...)

The US Supreme Court has overturned an Alabama judicial ruling that refused to recognise a gay woman’s parental rights over three children she adopted with her lesbian partner and raised from birth.

The US Supreme Court has overturned an Alabama judicial ruling that refused to recognise a gay woman’s parental rights over three children she adopted(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said: “I am a unifer. I know people are gonna find that a little bit hard to believe.” Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump set their sights firmly on the US presidential election in November as they tightened their grips on their party nomi(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking on “Super Tuesday”  night in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will deliver a speech today laying out his case against Donald Trump, despite the billionaire’s sw(...)

Pink sneakers: Fort Worth state senator Wendy Davis tried to talk out the bill restricitng abortion in Texas. She filibustered on her feet for 11 hours and 15 minutes, wearing pink sneakers which became a symbol of women’s struggle.

A 13-year-old American girl pregnant as a result of rape has a constitutional right to an abortion. But in practice it may be impossible for her to ob(...)

Massachusetts told the story of Super-Tuesday. Victories by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: she, on natural Bernie Sanders turf, albeit by a tight m(...)