Being Irish has been a big advantage to John Murphy. “There is a huge reservoir of goodwill,” he says

John Murphy first went to the United States 22 years ago on a scholarship with the Augustinians of Good Counsel in New Ross, to go to college in Erie,(...)

‘Thankfully in Ireland now, suicide is a topic that is getting easier to talk about, thanks to the efforts of Pieta House.’

The Pieta House Darkness Into Light fundraising event takes place this Saturday, with a special focus on the Irish diaspora this year. The dawn wal(...)

US president Barack Obama (left) is interviewed during a taping of the “Late Show with David Letterman” in New York. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Following a week of racially charged protests in Baltimore, US president Barack Obama has said that the residual effects of racism have built up over (...)

A  handout photo of  New York police department officer Brian Moore, who died on  Monday from injuries received when a man shot him in the head on Saturday. Photograph: New York Times  1:51

A New York City plainclothes police officer who was shot in the head died on Monday, the fifth officer shot dead in as many months amid anti-law enfor(...)

Wexford forward PJ Banville has won four county football medals with Horeswood. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Connacht Senior Football Championship New York v Galway Sunday, Gaelic Park, 8pm (3pm New York time) It’s a long way from Horeswood to the Bronx and (...)

Liana Kristina Barrientos will be arraigned on felony fraud charges in the Bronx. The fraud, Bronx prosecutors say, is that in 2010, for her most recent union, she wrote on her marriage license that she had never been married before. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The year 2002 was very busy for a young woman named Liana Kristina Barrientos. For one thing, she was married on Long Island, on Valentine’s Day. For (...)

A firefighter surveys the aftermath of a fire in Brooklyn, New York in which seven children died. Photograph: Reuters

Seven children from the same family - aged 5 to 15 - died early Saturday in a fire in Brooklyn that the authorities said was caused by a malfunctionin(...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens from his table as he is introduced at a fundraiser in New York in 1999. Seated next to Adams is businessman Pat Donaghy, a major donor.

The drink flowed as diners chewed on filet mignon and enjoyed a rousing political speech in between traditional Irish songs performed by a band in on(...)

 Officials inspect the scene of Tuesday’s crash in which a Metro-North train collided with an SUV in Valhalla, New York. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

As the investigation into the deadliest incident in the history of New York’s Metro-North Railroad got under way on Wednesday, officials said they (...)

US attorney general Eric Holder has announced that  criminal charges have been brought against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

The US government has unveiled criminal charges against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City.Evgen(...)