L-R: Jordanne Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Charlie Kelly, Stephen Fingelton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ferdia Walsh-Peelo Actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo was always likely to become famous. Born and raised in Co Wicklow, the good-looking, sleek 16-year-old ha(...)

Bill Colbert’s Amboy Group will ship 60,000kg of sausages in the US this Christmas. File photograph: Getty Images

Bill Colbert’s New Jersey-based business is proof emigrants can leave Ireland but never lose their appetite for home. The Limerick man, now living in(...)

Edge Products: company was fined $500,000 over their devices for diesel pick-up trucks. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/NYT

In October, officials gave auto enthusiasts who want to beef up their car’s performance the right to tinker with vehicle software without incurring th(...)

   A view of Salt Lake City, Utah. A Utah couple said they have been ordered to give up a baby because they are lesbians. File photograph: Kim Raff/The New York Times

A Utah couple said they have been ordered to give up a baby because they are lesbians. April Hoagland and Rebecca Peirce welcomed the baby girl into (...)

House majority leader Kevin McCarthy and his wife Judy walk out of the caucus room after he announced  he will not be a candidate for Speaker of the House. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Chaos descended on the US Capitol yesterday after Republican Kevin McCarthy, in a shock move, withdrew his name in the race to become the next Speaker(...)

People walk pass a severely damaged vehicle swept away by a surge of water during a flood in Hildale, Utah. The floodwater swept away a number of vehicles in the Utah-Arizona border town, killing at least 15. Photograph: AP

US authorities have confirmed at least 15 people died in flash flooding that swept away two vehicles in a town on the Utah-Arizona border and surged t(...)

Eric Davis thinks going to pub is boring: ‘Everyone is drinking and that’s where they get their thrill, their adrenalin from.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eric Davis: arrived from Utah, 2013 Eric Davis landed on his feet when he first arrived in Ireland. The software company where he works organised a(...)

Subaru needs to make greater strides in the engine department. The  gearbox strains and bellows under full acceleration

As the late, great Frank Gorshin would have said, “Riddle me this, riddle me that”. Riddle me how a car company, which utterly trounces Volkswagen (...)

Margaret O’Donnell: ‘I have ridden painted ponies in the wilds of Utah, Montana and Arizona, all the while surrounded by indescribable beauty, brought to vivid reality from a childhood watching old Westerns with my father.’

I fell in love with San Diego in 1995, while here on a holiday. On the day I was flying back to Dublin, I took a plunge in the Pacific, something I ha(...)

Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, who  was drafted number four overall by the New York Knicks, towers over NBA commissioner Adam Silver, at the Barclays Center in New York. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times

Basketball culture still reveres the tall man as Kristaps Porzingis, a 7ft 1in baller from Latvia, proved by becoming the most famous teenager in New (...)