David Wildstein, former executive of the  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, is to plead guilty to charges stemming from the ‘Bridgegate’ scandal. Mr Wildstein is a close ally of New Jersey governor  Chris Christie, who is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

A close ally of Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor whom many expect to run for the Republican presidential nomination, has told a federal judge t(...)

Detail from Sir Peter Paul Rubens’s  Portrait of a Bearded Man, which is estimated at £2-3£ million in the auction.

“Old master” paintings worth millions of euro from the Beit Collection at Russborough House, Co Wicklow, are to be sold by auction at Christie’s in Lo(...)

Former Goldman Sachs banker Jason Lee arrives  at Suffolk County Court with his wife Alicia on Wednesday afternoon for the  verdict in his trial for rape. He was found not guilty.  Photograph: Simon Carswell

A former Goldman Sachs banker has been acquitted of raping an Irish J-1 student at a summer party in the Hamptons in August 2013.New York State Judge (...)

Jason Lee and his wife on their way into the Riverhead Criminal Court House for his trial. Photograph Victor Alcorn

A US judge hearing the trial of the former New York banker accused of raping an Irish student two years ago will deliver her verdict at 11am (4pm Iris(...)

An Irish man was killed in an incident on a construction site in NewYork on Friday. Photograph: Thinkstock/Getty Images.

Tributes have been paid to an Irish man who was killed in an incident on a construction site in New York on Friday. Trevor Loftus (40), or(...)

Passengers disembark from a ferry boat in lower Manhattan in New York following the evacuation of the Statue of Liberty after a telephone bomb threat and the discovery of a suspicious package.  Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Law enforcement authorities have determined the Statue of Liberty and surrounding areas are safe after a bomb scare led to the evacuation of hundreds (...)

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be held captive because they are autonomous, intelligent creatures. Photograph: Thinkstock.

An animal rights group has been granted a court hearing in which it will argue that two chimpanzees who live at a New York state university cannot be(...)

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaks during a ‘Ready for Hillary’ rally in Manhattan on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters.

Ready for Hillary has raised $15 million (€14.2 million) and has identified 4 million Hillary Clinton supporters, the group said on Friday ahead of(...)

Kieran McGill’s chain of 16 Irish pubs in the US employs: almost 700 people and has an annual turnover of $40 million

When Kieran McGill told his late mother in 1996 that he was leaving a comfortable well-paid consultancy job at a Dublin accountancy practice to start (...)

Lorcan Shannon’s legal career in the US began with an internship in senator Ted Kennedy’s office

For many young Irish people, a J1 summer in America is a carefree rite-of-passage, but for Clare man Lorcan Shannon, it proved a springboard for hi(...)