The woman with 40 names: Cecilia McKitterick faced financial ruin, public exposure and likely imprisonment.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Tom Ruttle is to be buried in his family’s plot in Boolaglass, the townland near Askeaton, in Co Limerick, where he was brought up. His body was disco(...)

Men arrested and charged with crimes stemming from a shoot-out and fight between biker gangs outside the Twin Peaks bar and restaurant in Waco, Texas, on Sunday. Photograph: McLennan County Sheriff’s Department via New York Times service

The bikers involved in the biggest and bloodiest clash of motorcycle gangs in recent decades brought an astonishing arsenal to the Twin Peaks restaura(...)

The 63-year-old woman found dead at the farmhouse along with her 56-year-old partner has been positively identified as convicted fraudster Julia Holmes. Photograph: Tom MacMonagle

No decision has been made in relation to any possible charges a gang of burglars may face after they broke into a Co Limerick farmhouse and discovered(...)

All nine fatalities of Sunday’s shootout were members of the Bandidos or Cossacks biker gangs and the injured suffered stab or gunshot wounds and, in some cases, both Photograph: Jerry Larson/ AP

Police in Waco, Texas arrested 170 people for engaging in organised crime after a violent confrontation between rival motorcycle gangs on Sunday afte(...)

Lindsey Graham, a three-term senator from South Carolina, cited the increasing violence in the Middle East as motivation for his decision to run. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Senator Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, has become the latest Republican to join the party’s fast-growing field of presidential candidates. Mr (...)

Police escort a man at the scene of a shooting in Waco, Texas, in this handout photo provided by the Waco Police Department to Reuters on Sunday. 1:31

Police in Waco, Texas are worried about retaliation attacks after 170 people were charged in connection with Sunday’s shootout between motorcycle gang(...)

Rev Scott Hopkins of the United Methodist Church, in Vienna, Virginia, voices his support of gay marriage as Tracy Grisham, of Amarillo, Texas, shouts her disapproval. Photograph: John Boal/EPA

More than a decade since Massachusetts became the first US state to legalise gay marriage, the issue is as divisive as ever. An upcoming US supreme co(...)

A tornado in Cisco, Texas, last week. Photograph: Brian Khoury/Reuters

In June 1956, David Hoadley was a teenager when a storm passed through his home town of Bismarck, North Dakota, which is at the northernmost end of Am(...)

Irish Honda customers will be contacted in the coming weeks to have their airbags replaced.

Universal Honda, the locally-owned importer for Honda cars in Ireland, has confirmed to The Irish Times that it knows of 9,200 individual airbag units(...)

Sherilyn McCoy, chief executive officer of Avon Products  , speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York earlier this year. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Shares of Avon Products soared after an apparently non-existent firm based on an Indian Ocean island said it had offered to buy the company for almo(...)