Brian Williams has said he is stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for the next several days, after admitting that he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: The New York Times

Brian Williams, acknowledging that the scrutiny and criticism he was attracting was becoming a distraction, has said he is stepping aside as anchor of(...)

Helen Corcoran and Maura Williamson, joint secretaries of the Margaret of New Orleans Birthplace in Tully South, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim,  in front of Margaret Haughery’s statue in New Orleans. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Where Clio Street and Camp Street meet in New Orleans is a patch of grass that is home to a statue dedicated to one of the most remarkable Irish women(...)

For Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys, it is a busy time of commemoration.On a visit to Louisiana, the Minister honoured(...)

The round tower of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders, several kilometres away from where the famous football game between British and German soldiers during the Christmas truce of 1914 took place. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Writer, producer and humanist Don Mullan has no reason to feel particularly nostalgic about the passing of former Democratic Unionist Party leader (...)

Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison today. Photograph:  Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images.

Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison today.Nagin was f(...)

Former president George Bush: “I’m comfortable with what I did,” he said. “I’m comfortable with who I am.” Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Former US president George W Bush, one of the most controversial presidents of the modern age, has said he is comfortable with(...)

The ICIJ has collaborated with reporters from newspapers in the UK, France, Germany and the US to crack secrets behind more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts and almost 130,000 individuals and agents.

Sitting on the floor of Gerard Ryle’s Washington DC office is a pile of letters. The room has the look of somewhere that has seen plenty of lat(...)