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A video has emerged of two women trying to run away from a 100-carriage train on a railway bridge in the US. In the footage the women can be seen runn(...)

A divorced, deadbeat dad, played by Colin Firth, fakes his own death and hooks up with Emily Blunt’s Manic Pixie Dream Girl for an all-American road t(...)

‘The home in Tuam closed before I was born.’ Above, people leave candles and mementoes during a march and vigil last week  in memory of the Tuam babies. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Even though I am currently in Indianapolis on sabbatical, even at a distance of 4,000 miles it’s impossible not to feel people’s shock at reports of w(...)

 President o Michael D. Higgins  and his wife Sabina  visit Cloud Gate also known as ‘The Bean’ at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczyniski/EPA

Migrants, the rich tapestry called the Irish diaspora, enables the country to play a key part in global affairs, President Michael D Higgins said in (...)

A man wearing a mask at a camel market in the village of al-Thamama, near Riyadh. Saudi Arabia said people handling camels should wear masks and gloves to prevent spreading Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), issuing such a warning for the first time as cases in the kingdom of the potentially fatal virus neared 500. Photograph: Reuters

US health officials confirmed the country’s second case of MERS, a deadly virus first discovered in the Middle East, and said the patient was in good (...)

President Michael D. Higgins pictured with his wife Sabina and president McRobbie of Indiana University at the university yesterday.  Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins urged new graduates at Indiana University, where he studied in the 1960s, to “challenge assumptions” and “guard against th(...)

President Michael D Higgins has described Chicago with its many immigrants from all over the world as the ‘great melting pot city’. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins said he was “much more optimistic” about a breakthrough in a reform of American immigration laws to help the estimated 50,(...)

Richard Bruton said he was “very saddened” to see Mr Shatter’s departure but welcomed Ms Fitzgerald’s appointment.
Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Frances Fitzgerald’s appointment as Minister for Justice replacing Alan Shatter is an opportunity to strengthen oversight of the Garda Síochana, said (...)

Spain’s  Sergio Garcia: and England’s Justin Rose played in a 15-inch-hole event at the Reynolds Plantation resort recently. Photograph: Getty Images

Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures – some would say gimmick(...)

Ardagh paid $880 million for Anchor Glass in 2012. The business consisted of eight manufacturing plants, as well as a head office and other infrastructure.

Ardagh Group is likely to make just under $500 million (€362m) with the sale of six US glass-manufacturing plants to private equity fund KPS Ca(...)