Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin:  said Taoiseach Enda Kenny “breaks promise after promise, believing that media management will take care of everything’’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin launched a strong attack on the Taoiseach following the Government’s decision to abandon its proposed method of un(...)

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne: will captain two teams of former greats in a Twenty20 game at the New York Mets’ Citifield. Photograph: Earl Wilson/The New York Times)

In Cork-born Joseph O’Neill’s celebrated novel Netherland, a Trinidadian dreamer named Chuck Ramkissoon aspires to building a world-class cricket stad(...)

Weekend in... Boston
  • Travel
  • October 24, 2015, 01:00

Thanks to the area’s 50-plus colleges, Boston has a reputation for hitting the books first, goofing off second. To be sure, venerable institutions (...)

US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George W(...)

Ned Sullivan and friends from Kenmare heading to New York in 1926: “We are bound for New York City, boys, 3,000 miles away.”

The waves of emigration from Kenmare over the centuries have been spurred by unrest and conflict, famines and land clearances, unemployment and the se(...)

 In the first State of the Union address after the September 2001 attacks on the US, President George W  Bush branded Iraq, Iran and North Korea as “an axis of evil”, adding that “by seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger”. These words later haunted Republicans after Bush was found to have invaded Iraq on a false premise. File photograph:  Win McNamee/Reuters 2:12

The annual State of the Union speech to the joint session of Congress gives the US president an opportunity to underscore past policy achievements and(...)

The band Manila Strings enjoy coffee outside Bewley’s on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:11

As the sun sinks below Kilimanjaro and a warm afternoon gives way to a chilly night, a group of middle-aged men – and one young hipster – circle a (...)

This wonderful animated infographic from Nature Video is based on a new scholarly paper offering a macroscopic perspective of cultural history. The vi(...)

Another naval hero and emigrant son of Wexford, John F Kennedy, laying a wreath at the statue of John Barry at Crescent Quay, Wexford, in 1963. Photograph:  Robert Knudsen/White House

If the winner of the title “Father of the United States navy” were to be judged on embellished tales of derring- do, then Scottish-born John Paul Jone(...)

Vernon Mount, a large 18th century villa with an unusual curved exterior. Photograph: Irish Georgian Society

Why is it of interest? Vernon Mount is a late 18th century villa south of Cork city with panoramic views of the estuary(...)