Republican frontrunner Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Tennessee that he would “build a big, beautiful safe zone” inside Syria where people could find refuge.  Photograph: Wade Payne/AP

More than half of America’s states are refusing to accept Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks as Republican presidential contenders propo(...)

Emma, originally from Carlow, is a qualified barrister, who studied law at Griffith College and now works with a healthcare company. She met Ke(...)

Paul Armand Rater. Photograph: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

An Arizona grandfather has been arrested and accused of leaving his five-year-old granddaughter alone in the desert with a loaded and cocked .45-cali(...)

Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne in The Quiet Man. Photograph: Kobal

When Seán Ó Tuairisg was a gasúr in short pants at school in Connemara, he was out in the playground when the film crew associated with John Ford’s Th(...)

Republican presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush (left) and Donald Trump look on during a break in the Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

The third debate in the Republican White House race was dominated not by the runaway leaders – outsiders Donald Trump and retired surgeon Ben Carson –(...)

Window air-conditioning units on display at Lowe’s in Fresno, California. Only now is the US waking up to the environmental cost of such massive energy consumption – and to the chilling prospect that the rest of the world may follow its example. Photograph: Diana Baldrica/Fresno Bee/MCT via Getty Images

It was a sun-drenched afternoon, with another autumnal heatwave cooking the concrete of Los Angeles, but Joanne Pilecki hugged her green fleece close (...)

Gameaccount chief executive Dermot Smurfit said the deal was the first with a major land-based Las Vegas casino operator, which is a priority for the company

Dublin-listed Gameaccount Network has signed a deal with the owner of the Stratosphere casino in Las Vegas to provide it with software. Gameaccount s(...)

People walk pass a severely damaged vehicle swept away by a surge of water during a flood in Hildale, Utah. The floodwater swept away a number of vehicles in the Utah-Arizona border town, killing at least 15. Photograph: AP

US authorities have confirmed at least 15 people died in flash flooding that swept away two vehicles in a town on the Utah-Arizona border and surged t(...)

US border patrol agents detaining undocumented immigrants  after they crossed the border from Mexico into Texas. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

“Anyone truly interested in US-Mexican border issues needs to stay for more than an afternoon,” says Judith Zafferini, a Democratic state senator for (...)

Paul Dunne: produced an amazing display at the British Open where he was co-leader with a round to go.  Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Nigel Edwards won’t feel pressure when he sits down this weekend to draw up the Walker Cup team to face the USA. When the 10 names are announced on Mo(...)