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(...)

Liam Herrick has been director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust since 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke

A human rights specialist with a long record in equality and legal reform will be announced as President Michael D Higgins’s new special adviser this (...)

  President Michael D Higgins in the greenscreen studio at the opening of the National Film School  in Dún Laoghaire yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Whether President Michael D Higgins needs so many advisers has become a talking point in political circles. On yesterday’s evidence, he would do just (...)

Mary van Lieshout was 20 months into a three-year contract as the President’s special adviser when she resigned last month.

The former chief adviser to President Michael D Higgins, Mary van Lieshout, has drawn a line under the controversy surrounding her resignation by sayi(...)

Mary Van Lieshout. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The former Presidential adviser Mary van Leishout has broken her silence in relation to her departure from Áras an Uachtaráin saying she left on “amic(...)

Mary Van Lieshout pictured in 2003.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

Áras an Uachtaráin has confirmed the departure of the most senior aide to President Michael D Higgins. Mary Van Lieshout, who was special adviser t(...)