No matter how lowly in the pack, whether titled, royal or plebeian, the trump beats all comers in other suits. The eponymous Donald, it seems, is just(...)

The outsiders, anti-establishment twins Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are back, Iowa forgotten, storming to victories on a scale in New Hampshire th(...)

The idea that  Trump could carry Republican hopes and lead the party of Abraham Lincoln into November’s election  is now a very real prospect. If he wins in the Iowa caucuses next Monday, it could be difficult to stop him. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

Cast your mind back seven months to that moment Donald Trump descended that escalator at Trump Tower into the presidential race to the strains of Neil(...)

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has told his aides to draw up plans for an independent campaign for the US presidenc(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chairman and chief executive of Facebook, and his wife Priscilla Chan The couple have said they plan to give away 99 pe rcent of their fortune in Facebook stock to a new charity the couple were creating, while announcing the birth of their first child Max

Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge to devote 99 per cent of his Facebook shares to philanthropic causes was immediately notable for its size - $45billion at the(...)

A Democratic Party supporter in Louisville takes down a sign supporting Jack Conway, the defeated candidate in the Kentucky governorship election. Photograph: Philip Scott Andrew/The New York Times

A California state politician, a Democrat from the San Francisco Bay area, wants a Bill passed that would allow people to take selfies while castin(...)

Irishman Morgan Downey:  browser-based market data platform known as Money.Net

There aren’t many people who would be brave enough to take on billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg, but Irish man Morgan Downey is one of them. (...)

Anthony Kearns: ‘I suppose music is the crowd-calmer before the pope. We are the peace-making force. Music tames the savage beast.’ Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts

At a ceremony in Philadelphia tomorrow afternoon, Irish tenor Anthony Kearns will be the opening act for one of the biggest events of his career. The (...)

 Lisa Bruton from Malahide attends to her horse ahead of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS in Dublin.   Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

That hardy summer annual, the Dublin Horse Show, gets under way on Wednesday morning at the RDS. Now in its 142nd year, this fixture of the Irish sum(...)

Michael Bloomberg , former New York Mayor and founder of media company Bloomberg, is clashing with key staff.

This year, after Michael Bloomberg reasserted control over the company he founded and began to scrutinise its online operations, he suggested in a me(...)