Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold narrow leads in the polls but voting in Iowa can be hard to predict. Photographs: Getty and Reuters

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold narrow leads in the final “gold standard” poll in Iowa, a day before the state holds its caucuses, the official (...)

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan made a payment order for fees outstanding

The High Court has approved a $2.2 million (€2 million) payment for an American law firm for fees due to it from a liquidated Irish company. The mone(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures as she walks on stage at a Democratic fundraising dinner featuring all three candidates in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Getty Images

After running as a man last time around, Hillary Clinton is now running as a woman. Matthew Dowd, the former George W Bush strategist who became an(...)

Senator Ted Cruz, speaking during a rally stop in Sibley, Iowa, on Wednesday, has 31 per cent support among Republicans in the state, ahead of Donald Trump who has 27.4 per cent. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Ted Cruz stands casually dressed in jeans and a shirt with rolled-up sleeves before a blackboard listing the day’s specials – beef and chicken noodle (...)

A file image  of Donald Trump speaking at a rally. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, said Al-Qaida’s branch in Somalia posted a video  of Trump calling for a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States’ in a recruitment video aimed at African-American youth. Photograph: AP

A video by al-Shabab, al-Qaida’s Somalia branch, criticizes racism in America and features footage of Donald Trump announcing a plan to bar Muslims f(...)

Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at the age of 48. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters.

Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, has died at the age of 48. The singer’s manager, Tom Vitorino, c(...)

What are you planning for the men in your life this Christmas?

Read all our Christmas content at irishtimes.com/itschristmas Water works In cable wakeboarding, the speedboat of traditional water-skiing is r(...)

Pope Francis arrives to give a mass in Holguin, Cuba, a cradle of Catholic faith and home of Fidel and Raul Castro. Photograph: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

During the visit of Pope Francis to the US, which starts on Tuesday, the pontiff will address a group of 200 poor and sick beneficiaries of Catholic c(...)

Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst  outside the Hwange magistrates court, where he faces charges of failing to prevent an unlawful hunt. Photograph:   Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

A professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe has said that the case against h(...)

The protected lion known as Cecil, which was killed by American dentist Walter Palmer. Photograph: Paula French via AP

Another American illegally hunted and killed a lion in Zimbabwe several months ago, officials say amid an international outcry over the US hunter accu(...)