House majority leader Kevin McCarthy and his wife Judy walk out of the caucus room after he announced  he will not be a candidate for Speaker of the House. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Chaos descended on the US Capitol yesterday after Republican Kevin McCarthy, in a shock move, withdrew his name in the race to become the next Speaker(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary  Clinton  appears to be behaving like she might have something to lose in her race to win the Democratic nomination. Photograph: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Hillary Clinton is approaching her presidential campaign with a new abandon. She is showing a more human side by lampooning Republicans on comedy TV a(...)

House speaker John Boehner  announces his resignation: he decided to act following the “awesome sight” of the pope’s historic address to congress. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Republican speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner surprised colleagues and the wider political establishment in Washington by annou(...)

The Soho bar in Cork city where two women were assaulted in February 2014.

Two men are due for sentence on Friday after they were found guilty by a jury of assaulting a woman and her mother outside a Cork city pub over a y(...)

President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath at the Irish UN memorial in the southern Lebanon village of Tibnin. Photograph: Mohammed Zaatari/AP

The 47 Irish soldiers who lost their lives during United Nations peacekeeping missions in south Lebanon have been honoured by President Michael D Hig(...)

Paraniod visions: Kevin McCarthy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Dr Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) recounts, in flashback, a fantastic tale about pod people replacing his patients and friends: “At first glance every(...)

President Barack Obama addresses US soldiers about his strategy to fight the Islamic State at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, yesterday. Photograph: Brian Blanco/EPA

US president Barack Obama has insisted that his strategy to destroy Islamic State (IS) fighters would not involve sending US armed forces into anothe(...)

Kevin McCarthy (49) has been promoted to the role of majority leader in the lower chamber of the US Congress. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The third most senior Republican in the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy has been promoted to the role of majority leader in the lower chamber(...)

Kevin McCarthy: “Users have up-to-date information about where expertise is in their organisation.”
New Innovator: Aficionado

Within most organisations there is a deep reservoir of skills and expertise. But tracking knowledge in a formal way is a vast and ongoing task,(...)

Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney

Taoiseach Enda Kenny attended a St Patrick’s Day party hosted by Mick Mulvaney, a member of the far-right Tea(...)