Washington DC

My husband and I and our teenage daughter are planning a three-week trip to the States in June. We plan to visit Boston, Washington and New York. We w(...)

Senator Edward Kennedy giving a news conference about an immigration bill in Washington on May 16th, 2007. A new book about the late politician by his youngest son has provoked strife within the Kennedy family. Photograph: Jamie Rose/The New York Times

The real-life American soap opera that is The Kennedys continued this week with the latest episode being a very public row between immediate family me(...)

A giant screen at the 2015 Internet of Things Solutions World Congress in Barcelona in September. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP Photo

The next big thing always looks better than the last big thing, especially when that next big thing is the Internet of Things. If your eyes glazed (...)

I came to Runmarö to meet a peculiar entomologist with a gift for digression, and to try to understand the secret life of the Baltic island he has (...)

Canon Robert Reed, precentor, conducting choir rehearsal at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Canon Robert C (Bob) Reed, who has died aged 68, was a teacher in Wesley College, Dublin, for 42 years, during most of which time he was housemaster. (...)

Reinhard Schaler and his wife, Patricia O’Byrne, are calling for a “fair and balanced investigation” into the road incident where their son Pádraig  (pictured) was hit by a van in Cape Cod.

The parents of an Irish student who was seriously injured after he was hit by a van while cycling on a J1 visa in the US have called on the governor a(...)

Boston and Cape Cod suffered the worst of the US snowstorm on Tuesday, with 36 inches of snowfall recorded in some areas. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/The New York Times.

A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of s(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm Drumm sold his house for $3.88m in 2011 pursuant to an agreement between his bankruptcy trustee and wife Lorraine. Photograph: Josh Reynolds/The Irish Times

A Massachusetts bank has notified a US bankruptcy court that debts owed by former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm totalling just over €1 (...)

Pádraig Schaler’s friends have recorded an album, Amhrán do Phádraig, to raise funds for his care in Germany.

Pádraig Schaler was critically injured while on a J1 visa in Cape Cod in Massachusetts in June last year. He was cycling to work when he was hit by(...)

 Afghan Army soldiers attend their graduation ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan,earlier this month.  Three Afghan soldiers have been reported missing from a joint military training exercise taking place in the US this week. Photograph: Jawad Jalali/EPA.

Three Afghanistan National Army soldiers have been reported missing from a joint military training exercise taking place in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, o(...)