In a word

It was a debate whether to consider two words today, both related to February 2nd. Or just ignore one. But Conor Pope sits across from me and insists (...)

Snow collects on a bicycle during a snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 24th.   Forecasters are warning of up to 90cms of snow for part of the east coast of the US on Monday.  Photograph: Reuters 1:00

Aer Lingus has cancelled flights between Dublin and New York today ahead of the potentially “historic” blizzard to hit the east coast ofthe US. The ai(...)

Teleshopping:  Enterprise Ireland says sales from its annual Showcase Sale of Irish Products on the US television shopping channel AVC in 2014 were 18 per cent ahead of forecasts

Don’t knock teleshopping – okay, do, but not if you’re an exporter. Enterprise Ireland says sales from its annual Showcase Sale of Irish Products on t(...)

The Glasshouse at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Photograph: Chris Carmichael/NY Times
Weekend in Seattle
  • Travel
  • January 12, 2015, 15:00

The sky is often grey, the residents tend to be muted (except when cheering their teams), calm waters lap the green cityscape, but beneath its mild(...)

A visitor passes ENOC-branded oil barrels stored at the Emirates National Oil   lubricants and grease manufacturing plant in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Gabriela Maj/Bloomberg

Global oil prices extended their slide on Monday as Goldman Sachs lowered its short-term price outlook, while refineries in Ohio and Pennsylvania were(...)

Eyes will be fixed on new senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (above) and House of Representatives speaker John Boehner to see if they can quell rebellious conservatives within their party. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Republicans take control of Congress today for the first time since 2006. The new legislative session starts with the controversial Keystone oil pi(...)

There are many strange things about Bennett Miller’s upcoming film, Foxcatcher. Based on the violent psychological meltdown of John Du Pont, late h(...)

Bradley Stone and his possible altered appearance (right) a day after the shootings: sought in connection with the deaths of his ex-wife, her mother, grandmother, sister and two other family members, including his 14-year-old niece. Photograph: EPA

A body was found on Tuesday near the home of an Iraq War veteran suspected of fatally shooting six family members in Pennsylvania, a district attorney(...)

Police  surround a home in Souderton, outside Philadelphia, where a suspect is believed to have barricaded himself after shootings at multiple homes. Photograph: AP Photo/Matt Rourke 0:50

An Iraq war veteran suspected of killing six family members in towns around Philadelphia is being hunted by Pennsylvania police.The manhunt for Bradle(...)

Demonstrators fill Pennsylvania Avenue as they march towards the US Capitol building during the national Justice For All march against police violence in Washington December 13th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Two women carried a placard with a picture of their cousin, Darryl Briston, who died of a heart attack in December 2012 after being tasered by police (...)