Applegreen  is also building a number of motorway “super service stations” in Ireland

So thrilled is Applegreen/Petrogas with its nascent push into the US, that the forecourts retailer is already looking to expand its network. Bob Etchi(...)

 Tonalist (Joel Rosario) lands the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, New York.

Vinny Fitzpatrick had never worn a nasal strip before and it felt kind of funny, as if it his nostrils were being pulled back slightly. But he could b(...)

21st-century Foxx

Settled by the Dutch during the 1650s, Oyster Bay, Long Island is one of America’s oldest addresses. Impeccably manicured, with tasteful flourishes(...)

Brendan Behan aboard the Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth, at Pier 90, North River, Manhattan. Photograph: Fred Morgan/NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images

I was standing in a thrift store on Long Island. There were walls and walls of books, but the long-term emigrant’s eye was drawn, in the usual (...)

 Plucky surfers plough  through  snow on Rockaway Beach, New York, today. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

At least nine people are thought to have died due to a winter storm which has hit the northeastern United States bringing travel chaos as it dumped n(...)

Sr Monica, Sr Jacinta, Sr Veronica and Sr Kelly Francis of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal with Fr Joe Campbell of St Mary’s parish, Drogheda. Photo: Colin Bell/pressphotos.ie

The story of Christianity in Ireland appears to be coming full circle, at least in its Roman Catholic manifestation. Four nuns, three of them children(...)

Minks: Tides End

When New York’s Sonny Kilfoyle stumbled across Tides End, a grandiose Long Island waterfront estate that had slipped into decline, its imagined his(...)

I was at a party last week in a remote part of the country. People nibbled cheese and drank wine and ate chicken legs around a barbecue, in a garden s(...)

We worry too much about the faithfulness of adaptations. If the folk who made Forbidden Planet (...)

Jonathan Duncan and his wife Kathy. “We are staying for good – we have no intention of going back.”

Jonathan Duncan used to listen to the radio driving home from his job at Microsoft in Dublin every evening. The relentless dismal economic news(...)