Maureen O’Hara’s coffin is carried at her funeral. Photograph: Marty Katz/

Ireland’s first Hollywood movie star Maureen O’Hara was remembered at her funeral in the US as an untameable and fiery spirit who never forgot her Iri(...)

Actors John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara star in The Quiet Man, 1952. Photograph: Archive Photos/Getty Images

Tributes to Irish-American actor Maureen O’Hara continue to pour in following the death of the Hollywood star on Saturday. O’Hara, most famous (...)

Sonia O’Sullivan was one of the many Irish athletes to accept a scholarship at a US university. Photograph: Getty.

The plan was to smash a few records and then run in the Olympics. There is no sure-fire path to any sporting glory, only the tried and trusted. And wh(...)

Sabrina Corgatelli with the carcass of the giraffe she killed in South Africa. “Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously, very quickly,” she said on NBC’s Today show.

A big-game hunter from Idaho has been fiercely criticised for flaunting online images of herself posing with the carcasses of a giraffe and other wild(...)

Survivor Tiffany Stoker gets a hug from friend and relief society president Lori Johnson in Harrisville, Utah. Ms Stoker and Tylinn Tilley swam for hours before being rescued. Photograph: Ravell Call/AP

A summery day on a Utah lake turned bad for a family and friends when high waves and violent winds kicked up and capsized their boat, throwing all sev(...)

A photo with victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in late 2012. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

My children played a new game at school the other day. It was called Code Red. It was a game, but it wasn’t supposed to be fun. “The teacher pu(...)

Satellite image of Hayden, Idaho, US. Photograph: Google Streetview

A two-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed a woman after he reached into her purse at a Wal-Mart store in the US and the concealed gun fired.(...)

Jody May-Chang greets a friend as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse in Idaho to apply for same-sex marriage licences, moments before the ruling. Photograph: Patrick Sweeney/Reuters

The US supreme court has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling on same-sex marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada that would have allowed gay couple(...)

Glanbia’s global performance nutrition division was the key contributor to the group’s first-half results. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Glanbia, the Irish performance nutrition and ingredients group, grew its sales by 10.7 per cent to €1.3 billion in the first six months of its year, w(...)

Kevin McCarthy (49) has been promoted to the role of majority leader in the lower chamber of the US Congress. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The third most senior Republican in the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy has been promoted to the role of majority leader in the lower chamber(...)