Hillary  Clinton speaks at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York on  April 23. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It is hardly Machiavellian to state that the strongest political candidate draws the fiercest attacks. The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential con(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: ‘No more secret deals. No more special deals for multinational corporations.’ Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Powers that would allows US president Barack Obama to agree trade deals with Asian countries and the European Union, as well as the deals themselve(...)

Madeleine Connolly  from Glenageary, Dublin,  at the launch of  the Yes Equality Bus in Dublin yesterday as it began a   nationwide tour to canvass for a Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons 2:44

“I’m here for Andrew. I wouldn’t have been involved if it wasn’t for him. If I didn’t have a gay son, I’m not sure I’d be here,” says Eithna Hyland.Sh(...)

‘Eamonn Lillis’s crime was horrific, and there is a genuine public interest in the subject of his release after a sentence of just five years and two months.’ Above, Lillis leaving Wheatfield Prison. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

If you’ve been paying any attention to the Irish media over the past couple of weeks, you’ll have learned a lot about what middle-aged men get up to a(...)

In 2008, Hillary Clinton took advice from two men – Bill Clinton and Mark Penn – and campaigned like a man. Now she must figure out how to campaign as a woman. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The most famous woman on the planet has a confounding problem. She can’t figure out how to campaign as a woman.In 2008, Hillary Clinton took advice fr(...)

Three’s company: Hillary Clinton’s early pit stops and political events have been aimed at showcasing her everyday side,  far more so than she ever did during the 2008 campaign. Photograph: The New York Times

What do you do if your last White House run ended in failure, with you relegated into third place in the crucial Iowa primary and criticised as a dist(...)

More than 60 per cent of companies paid annual incentive awards to chief executives’ that were above target levels

Chief executive officers of US companies got a 12.1 per cent pay raise in 2014, mainly driven by increases in the value of pension benefits, an analys(...)

Marco Rubio before announcing he is running for the Republican nomination at a rally in Miami. Photograph: AP Photo/Alan Diaz

Republican Marco Rubio presented himself as the leader of a new political generation and the most viable alternative to Democrat Hillary Clinton as (...)

Portraits of Li Tingting (top L), Wei Tingting (top R), (bottom, L-R) Wang Man, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan are pictured during a protest calling for their release in Hong Kong last week. Photograph: Reuters

Rights groups in China welcomed the release on bail of five feminist activists who were detained for 37 days for planning protests against sexual hara(...)

The two years of will-she won’t-she run is over. In truth, few imagined that Hillary Clinton would not take a second run at the presidency, but now th(...)