Kevin McGeever with a Hummer. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The swindles grew more audacious as he crossed continents, €70 million passing through Kevin McGeever’s nuanced hands as he seduced investors in Austr(...)

A portrait of Donald Trump in his tennis whites hangs in the bar – formerly a library – at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Eric Thayer/New York Times

Everything seems to sparkle here at the Mar-a-Lago estate on a recent afternoon. The sun glints off the pool and off the black Secret Service SUVs in (...)

Donald Trump  speaks during a news conference with Ben Carson on Friday: the retired neurosurgeon has endorsed Mr Trump after ending his own campaign last week. Photograph:   Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Billionaire Donald Trump, the anti-establishment figure shaking up the Republican presidential race, received the backing of another outsider, retire(...)

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks after receiving the endorsement of former candidate Ben Carson at a campaign event in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won another high-profile endorsement on Friday when retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson became the secon(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said: “I am a unifer. I know people are gonna find that a little bit hard to believe.” Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump set their sights firmly on the US presidential election in November as they tightened their grips on their party nomi(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking on “Super Tuesday”  night in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will deliver a speech today laying out his case against Donald Trump, despite the billionaire’s sw(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: “We have to rebuild our country. Our country is going to hell . . . and Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a clue.” Photograph: Scott Audette/Reuters

“AAF!” says Jim Consolantis, an advertising executive from Miami Beach, at the back of Hillary Clinton’s victory party in downtown Miami. “Always Abou(...)

Fr John Gallagher began canon law proceedings last summer.

The Catholic diocese of Palm Beach in Florida was not informed that a priest convicted there last year on charges related to child abuse had a similar(...)

Fr John Gallagher (48), who is from Strabane, Co Tyrone,  has been ministering in Florida since 2000.

An Irish Catholic priest has been singled out for praise in a letter sent to the Vatican by US police officers who investigated a clerical child abuse(...)

Fr John Gallagher said contact with the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin about the case had been unsatisfactory. Photograph: Collins

An Irish priest who has been serving in Florida since 2000 claims he has been ostracised by the church for reporting abuse-related activities of a fel(...)