President Obama is applauded as he takes the stage to make remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Photograph: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

US president Barack Obama paid tribute to late senator Edward Kennedy and his ability to find compromise with political opponents, saying, “No one mad(...)

The Edward M Kennedy Institute opens on March 30th on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Boston, dedicated to the late US senator Edward Kennedy, pictured here (front) with Al Gore in 2000. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan paid tribute to late US senator Edward Kennedy at a event in Boston last night ahead of today’s official(...)

St Patrick’s Day 1995: President Bill Clinton walks into the East Room of the White House as Gerry Adams watches. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/AFP/Getty

Sinn Féin’s transformation from a party of political pariahs to guests at black-tie fundraisers in the United States began in a function room of the S(...)

In a damning court ruling last month Mr Drumm was found to have systematically transferred assets, property and cash to his wife Lorraine (left) to hinder, delay and defraud his creditors. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has hired one of Boston’s top white-collar criminal defence lawyers to fight his bankruptcy appeal(...)

Eamon Devoy, the general secretary  of the TEEU  who signed the agreement with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices, said that it was important for workers to be retrained to meet the demands of new technologies. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

An Irish trade union has signed a historic agreement with one of America’s largest unions that will lead to training for Irish workers in additional s(...)

Finbar Furey: ‘I knew I’d never be able to play the pipes as well again,’ he says of an injury to his shoulder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Finbar Furey loves the idea of his music bringing people together. This happened at the World Cup in 1994, he says, when Holland were playing Irela(...)

In 2008, the gun that was used to kill John F Kennedy’s assassin was auctioned off as part of “a pop culture collection”. Other items included the (...)

John F Kennedy poses with relatives   in Dunganstown, Co Wexford, on his visit to Ireland in 1963.

Mary Robinson once said that the smell of fresh paint would be one of the abiding memories of her presidency. Local communities always seemed to have (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  is due to receive an honorary degree from Boston College at the May 20th commencement. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Boston’s cardinal is to boycott a Jesuit college’s graduation where Taoiseach Enda Kenny is the commencement speaker, over his support for the (...)