Helen Corcoran and Maura Williamson, joint secretaries of the Margaret of New Orleans Birthplace in Tully South, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim,  in front of Margaret Haughery’s statue in New Orleans. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Where Clio Street and Camp Street meet in New Orleans is a patch of grass that is home to a statue dedicated to one of the most remarkable Irish women(...)

Pádraig Harrington is now ranked 340th in the world.  Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington will continue his bid to stop his slide down the world rankings in the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi this (...)

The US Supreme Court’s decision to let stand lower court rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states is a major and welcome advance for the caus(...)

‘Grimy and seedy, but an event all the same’: Bourbon Street, in downtown New Orleans
New Orleans on a plate
  • Travel
  • October 4, 2014, 01:00

When three childhood friends suggest we all meet up in the US, somehow the conversation turns to food, and so we end up on a road trip to New Orleans.(...)

Timothy Ray Jones is seen in an undated picture provided by the Smith County Sheriff’s Department in Smith County, Mississippi. Five children between the ages of 2 and 8 were found dead yesterday  near a logging road in Alabama. Photograph: Smith County Sheriff’s Department/Handout/Reuters

A South Carolina man led US authorities to the bodies of his five children in rural Alabama, ending a six-day search that had stretched across the So(...)

Jeff Buckley on stage at Wetlands, New York, in 1994, the year ‘Grace’ was released. Photograph: Steve Eichner/Getty Images

Some albums are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them with time. And some, like Jeff Buckley’s Grace, are a bit of both. Released(...)

Joe

To date, David Gordon Green has zigzagged himself an enjoyably erratic groove. George Washington, his superb debut feature, flagged him as a denizen o(...)

Senator Thad Cochran celebrates with supporters at a victory party in Jackson, Mississippi. Photograph: Edmund D Fountain/The New York Times

The latest win by the US Republican Party mainstream over the insurgent conservative wing – a narrow victory by veteran Mississippi senator Thad Co(...)

William Higgins sits on a stump outside his grandfather’s house that was destroyed by a tornado yesterday in Mayflower, Arkansas. Photograph: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images 1:29

On a second day of ferocious storms that have claimed at least 21 lives in the southern United States, a tornado tore through the Mississippi t(...)

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‘Okay, you knuckleheads,” the drill instructor shouts at three recruits lined up outside the company commander’s office. They jump to attention as (...)