Mario Cuomo, a three-term governor of New York known for his forceful defence of the liberal tradition in the Democratic Pary and his long hesitations(...)


Legendary Irish actor Maureen O’Hara has placed her beloved west Cork home on the market for €2.3 million. In 2012 the 94-year-old star of the silv(...)

The United Nations building in New York lit with the red Aids ribbon in 2001 to highlight the general assembly special session on HIV/Aids. Photograph: Eskinder Debebe/Reuters

In May 1983, the ABC television show 20/20 broadcast a feature on Kenny Ramsauer, a 29-year-old who was in the death throes of a seemingly indefinable(...)

Trial by media: the New York Daily News the day after the attack. Photograph: Daily News Archive/Getty/PBS

The bare fact of the story is chilling almost a quarter of a century on. In the dusky light of April 19th, 1989, a young white woman was accost(...)

Members of the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, make their way up New York’s Fifth Avenue as they take part in the St Patrick's Day Parade. Photograph: Tina Fineberg/AP

St Patrick’s Cathedral is filthy. Cardinal Timothy Dolan said as much on Sunday as he stood on the steps of the Fifth Avenue landmark and detai(...)