The Ford Mustang’s $2,368 price tag in 1964 made it affordable to the horde of baby boomers that were just reaching driving age or heading off to college. Photograph: Reuters/Ford Motor Company

It’s weird to be jealous of your car. But I am. Men look at my car with such naked lust, their eyes devouring the curves and chrome, that I oft(...)

Brendan Boyle (right) with his brother Kevin, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and their father, Frank, who is from   Donegal.

Brendan F Boyle says his father still counts and prays in Irish 44 years after leaving Ireland. Frank Boyle left Glencolmcille in the Donegal G(...)

Chelsea Clinton announced her pregnancy at an event with  her mother former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Chelsea Clinton has said that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child this autumn, giving Hillary Rodham Clinton a(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he does not underestimate the symbolic and practical significance of President Michael D Higgins’s State visit to Britain.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he does not underestimate the symbolic and practical significance of President Michael D Higgins’s State visit to(...)

Governor of California Jerry Brown: “I don’t see anyone challenging [Hillary Clinton] at this point.” Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg

Back in 1992, when he ran for president against Bill Clinton, Jerry Brown was remorseless in taking on “Slick Willie,” as he called him, and hi(...)

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn (centre), conferring the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin on Fr Peter McVerry (left) and Brian O’Driscoll, at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin last night. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Rugby player Brian O’Driscoll and social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry were awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin last night. (...)

Richard Brennan, who  changed his life after having a stroke, in Trinity Capital Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘I have had reasonable good health for most of my life. I was in a car crash when I was 17 and suffered from back problems in my early 20s when(...)

Former US ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Mr Rooney stood down in late 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke

The United States has been without an ambassador in Ireland for 15 months now, the longest period the country has not had a top diplomat in Dub(...)

Republican David Jolly narrowly beat  his Democrat rival  to take the House of Representatives seat in Florida. Photograph: Brian Blanco/Reuters

The Democrats have lost an election in a swing congressional district in Florida that Barack Obama won twice in in presidential elections, in w(...)

Time to finish the job

Northern Ireland badly needs a more visionary politics concerned with joint projects if it is to free itself from past conflicts – and Bill Cli(...)

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