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(...)

Flooded homes amidst rising flood waters in Old Windsor, 32km west of London, on Tuesday. Chemical toilets have been sent to residents of the area. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Homeowners on Ham Lane and Meadow Way in Old Windsor in Berkshire, under water, miserable and now without electricity or working toilets, were (...)

Cholera-plagued London was forced during Victorian times finally to tackle the flood of sewage that daily polluted the Thames. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Somerset House on London’s Victoria Embankment has a wonderful terrace, supported by a series of bridges underneath, along with an arch once built to (...)

Michael Finucane told a subcommittee of the House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs that security force collusion in his father’s murder was the “last great historical issue” for the British government in the Northern Ireland conflict. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The son of slain Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has urged US congressmen to pressure the British gover(...)

Kris Kross perform at the So So Def 20th anniversary concert in Atlanta, Georgia, in February this year. Photograph: Getty

Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly, one half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, has died at an Atlanta hospital at the age of 34, a Fulton County Medical Ex(...)