Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of his party’s election advertising campaign which has been described as a negative effort. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Negative campaigning is not a new phenomenon in Irish politics. Three decades ago Fianna Fáil launched a billboard campaign against the ruling coalit(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton  campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters

It’s hard to say which of the three monomaniacal, monumentally gruelling quests is the most riveting. There is the torturous trek portrayed in The Rev(...)

 Monica Lewinsky: “It’s nice to see the 41-year-old move out of her self-imposed exile, looking lovely, acting graciously and speaking out for a good cause.”  Photograph: James Duncan Davidson/Reuters

The turquoise tranquillity of the Côte d’Azur was rocked a couple of times during the Cannes Lions Festival, the advertising world’s rosé-soaked answe(...)

Relatives of a crash victim  visiting a memorial in Le Vernet, southeastern France, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Yoan Valat

A week after flight 9525 crashed in the French alps, killing all 150 people on board, German investigators have hit out at media pressure to deliver n(...)

Hillary, you seem like an annoyed queen, radiating irritation at anyone who tries to hold you accountable.  Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

Since open letters to secretive and duplicitous regimes are in fashion, we would like to post an Open Letter to the Leaders of the Clinton Republic of(...)

Life in Clintonland: Hillary Clinton only turned over cherry-picked messages in December at the state department’s request. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Somewhere in Smithsonian storage sits a portrait of Bill Clinton with two odd features: he is standing next to a shadow meant to conjure Monica Lewins(...)

Monica Lewinsky: making a case for the public to recast its opinion of her. Photograph: David Maialetti/AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News

Could the real Monica Lewinsky please stand up? (Enough of the schoolboy sniggering.) Is it possible that we’ve been wrong about her all along?(...)

A recent “Wall Street Journal”/ NBC News/Annenberg centre poll showed that Clinton was the most admired president of the last quarter-century. Photograph: Luong Thai Linh/EPA

The thing about him is, he just keeps going. At 67 he continues to be, as Anna Quindlen once wrote, like one of those inflatable toys with sand(...)

A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House function in the 1990s

Seventeen years after her affair with President Bill Clinton rocked the US political establishment, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky has brok(...)

Hillary Clinton: “She’s always on listening tours but is she hearing?” Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

By the time the Bushes and Clintons are finished they are going to make the Tudors and the Plantagenets look like pikers. Before these two fami(...)