Micheál Dowling: ‘My first impressions were of the immensity and anonymity of the city. The feeling of not being noticed, of not counting for much, was daunting.’

I’m in New York, the place I’ve called home for the past 32 years. Feels like I’m in. It’s sure in me. It’s now very familiar, I have a comfort level (...)

Hillary Clinton mixed with New Yorkers on the number 4 subway train in the Bronx in another effort by the Democratic candidate to show a more common touch. Photograph: Richard Perry/ The New York Times

New Yorkers are known for speaking their mind and as the US presidential race head to the Empire State, candidates are reflecting their environment, (...)

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully acknowledges applause from fans in front of wife Sandi , and sons Kevin  and Todd  before the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on September 23, 2015. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

After her husband Vincent died of pneumonia in the Bronx in 1932, Bridget Scully needed, like any emigrant, to feel the warm, familiar embrace of hom(...)

Light House 1, Friday 19th, 4pm, 95 min Rebellious 15-year-old Mavela (Martha Canga Antonio) has been tearing around Brussels with her cousin’s Con(...)

Hanoi, Vietnam. Turtle or Tortoise tower in Hoan Kiem lake

We are travelling to Hanoi in March. What would you advise is the best way to carry currency, pay for services, as we don’t want to carry too much ca(...)

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Burt Budin: the New Yorker of Russian stock was a producer-director who helped set up  Telefís Éireann

Burton Budin, universally known as Burt, who has died aged 86, was a producer-director who helped set up Ireland’s national TV channel. Telefís Éire(...)

Saoirse Ronan speaks onstage at 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Saoirse Ronan won the award for Best Actress at the prestigious New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday night. The Irish actress was recognise(...)

James Sweeney and Ellen Baker: ‘The feeling of the city and the whole vibe is so New York but it’s cleaner, friendlier, smaller, cheaper.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ellen Baker and James Sweeney: arrived from New York in May James Sweeney was standing beside the ruins of a 19th-century stone cottage outside the(...)

Emergency services examine a car that crashed into a group of trick-or-treaters in New York. Photograph: AP Photo/David Greene

Three people, including a 10-year-old girl, were killed on Halloween night after a car swerved off a road in the Bronx in New York and ran onto a path(...)