Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey: spoke candidly about race relations and the “disconnect” between black communities and US law enforcement. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Federal Bureau of Investigations director James Comey used a speech at an American university to speak candidly about race relations and the “disconn(...)

Clare’s Patrick Donnellan tackles Conor O’Mahony of Tipperary. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 0-16 Tipperary 0-15Tipperary, last spotted in that transcendent All-Ireland final series, returned to inter-county hurling in more earthy circum(...)

Police stand guard at a crime scene in the Bronx on Tuesday after two  New York plainclothes officers were shot and injured while responding to a grocery store robbery. Three suspects are being questioned. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

The widening rift between New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and city’s rank-and-file police officers over his police reforms and response to the kill(...)

Police officers stand, with some turning their backs, as New York City mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral for officer Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn. Photograph:  Reuters

New York mayor Bill de Blasio appealed for reconciliation in his eulogy for the second of two police officers murdered last month, two deaths that led(...)

Courtney Palmer, cousin of Antonio Martin, an armed man fatally shot by police late on Tuesday, kneels with her family in front of a memorial at the site of the shooting in Berkeley, Missouri. Photograph: Kate Munsch/Reuters
St Louis protests after police shooting
  • US
  • December 25, 2014, 12:59

Protests flared into early Thursday in the St Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who allegedly brandished a gun at a gas st(...)

A frame grab from a video of police officers forming a line as they cordon off the site where a policeman allegedly shot a teenager at a gas station in Berkeley, St. Louis, Missouri Image: Leigh Maibes/EPA

An 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police late on Tuesday at a gas station in a St Louis suburb near where unarmed teen Michael Brown was(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio (left) appealed for calm in the aftermath of the killing of two officers, who were gunned down as they sat in their patrol car. Photograph: Richard Perry/The New York Times

New York mayor Bill de Blasio sought to ease tensions with the city’s police force on Monday, calling for a suspension of protests against the use of (...)

Ismaaiyl Brinsley (28) is seen in an undated picture provided by the New York Police Department on December 21, 2014. 1:32

The gunman who murdered two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred of police and the government and an (...)

A crime scene investigator examines the scene after two New York Police officers were shot dead in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday. The officers were shot and killed as they sat in a marked squad car in Brooklyn  New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Photograph: Reuters

A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers in what officials called an “assassination“. The incident occurred hours after a warning on socia(...)

Fergal Walsh of Terenure is tackled by the UCD duo of Emmet McMahon and Ross Byrne during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at Lakelands Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Terenure College’s mid-season slump continued at Lakelands Park on Saturday as they were outgunned 33-24 by U(...)