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(...)

Two plainclothes New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Monday night after they attempted to stop  a robbery. Above, a policeman bows his head as he listens during the funeral of  NYPD officer Wenjian Liu January 4th, 2015. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters 1:11

Two plainclothes New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Monday night after they attempted to stop a car while responding to a robbery(...)

American actor John Finn

John Finn is an American actor who plays an Irish-speaking garda in TG4’s drama, ‘An Bronntanas’. He had a lead role in the US series ‘Cold Case’ –(...)

Alisha Jordan with the West County Hotel Cup at a photocall ahead of the TG4 All-Ireland Junior, Intermediate and Senior Ladies Football Championship Finals next  Sunday. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Can’t make it all alone, Alisha Jordan is talking about the visible ink on her arms. “That’s what New York does to you. You get carried away sometime(...)

Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)

Anna Kennedy with mum Eilish and dad Jimmy at their home in Co Donegal. Photograph: Declan Doherty

‘In my gut, I knew something was wrong.” At her home in Donegal, sitting across from her husband Jimmy, Eilish Kennedy describes the moment 13 years (...)