Along with her team-mates US World Cup squad player Nathalie Marchino has faced financial and logistical challenges to reach the World Cup finals in France. Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty Images

Last November, the Berkeley All Blues travelled to Cherry Hill, New Jersey to defend their US women’s rugby Premier League (WPL) title. Partici(...)

Hurricane Arthur is seen moving up the east coast of the United States in an image taken from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Goes-East satellite last night. Image: NOAA/Handout via Reuters.

Hurricane Arthur has made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina’s Outer Banks.The US National Hurricane Centre in Miami said Arthur reached(...)

Vincent Piazza (2nd from right): 'I grew up with many really marginalised personalities. You went to school with Italians, Puerto Ricans, Irish. The people I grew up with have been an inspiration'

You know how it is for actors. If your agent phones you up with news of an audition for a highwayman drama then, even if you’ve never sat on a horse i(...)

When the ball was at Wes Hoolahan’s feet against Portugal in the recent friendly at Meadowlands, one could relax and hope that just maybe, something thrilling and special was going to happen. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The sight of Wes Hoolahan out there on the field in Meadowlands said it all. There were few green shirts on the trains leaving Penn Station for Mead(...)

John Philip Holland - inventor of the submarine

Take a former Christian Brother with a passion for Jules Verne, the Fenian Brotherhood’s passion for an independent Ireland, and the US navy’s passion(...)

Amtrack’s almost three-hour Acela Express train journey connects Union Station in Washington DC (above) with New York. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amtrak

Before the train pulls into Philadelphia’s 30th Street train station en route from New York City to Washington DC, conductor Michael Sternfeld announc(...)

Republic of Ireland fans looking forward to the international friendly  against  Portugal outside the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey last night. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

Ireland supporters were thin on the ground in Manhattan’s Irish bars ahead of last night’s friendly with Portugal across the Hudson River in New Jerse(...)

Wayne Shorter: ‘If there’s a lot of praise, where are the record sales?’ Photograph: Keith Tsuji/Getty

For Wayne Shorter, the past is not just another country, it’s a distant galaxy. Only now matters. It’s what you would expect from an iconic jazz music(...)

John Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Hotels: donated $5,000 to Sinn Féin’s US division during the six-month period.

Friends of Sinn Féin, the political party’s US fundraising arm, raised $359,023 (€263,000) in donations and other income from American benefactors in (...)

Republic of Ireland ’s Richard Keogh. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Richard Keogh is desperate for a chance to play his way through his play-off final heartache.The Republic of Ireland defender met up with his intern(...)