President Barack Obama with Israeli prime minister Binyamin  Netanyahu. The White House has castigated  Netanyahu for comments made on the election stump. Photograph:  Jason Reed/Reuters

It is fair to say that relations between the United States and Israel are at their poorest in decades. Allegations of spying, interference in domestic(...)

‘President Obama praised the contribution Irish people had made to the building of America.’ Above, President  Obama with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at  a St Patricks Day reception in the East Room of the White House.  Photograph:  BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

The Taoiseach has bewailed the lot of the undocumented Irish in the United States, those who cannot come home to Ireland for family funerals because t(...)

The K Club. The MJM Group has developed a global reputation as an expert fit-out and refurbishment specialist for cruise liners and luxury hotels such as the K Club

There may be two guests missing from US president Barack Obama’s St Patrick’s Day gathering at the White House this year. But for many Northern Irelan(...)

Tussles between US legislators and their president over who has ultimate control over US foreign policy have been leitmotifs of many administrations. (...)

Fab Melo (number 51) of the Syracuse Orange dunks the ball during the Big East Conference game against the Louisville Cardinals in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images.

March Madness. The Big Dance. Sweet Sixteen. Selection Sunday. The Final Four. The annual knockout tournament to decide the best college basketball te(...)

Across Europe citizens and governments are less enraptured with tech giants such as Google and Facebook. Photograph: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Ireland may welcome US silicon giants with open arms to its shores, but across Europe citizens and governments are less enraptured with tech giants su(...)

In two weeks’ time Ireland’s representatives will drop in for their annual White House bash/bonding ritual with the US President. It is much valued by(...)

Outside Google’s offices on Barrow Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

On a grey misty morning in December 2010, I landed at Dublin Airport after a long flight from San Francisco via Heathrow. I was feeling great – the(...)

Hosts Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone announce ‘American Sniper’ as one of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The success of Clint Eastwood’s new movie American Sniper at the US box office has reignited the political debate about the Iraq War. The discussion i(...)

The 80 wealthiest people in the world altogether own $1.9 trillion (€1.6 trillion), the Oxfam report found. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The world’s richest 1 per cent will own more than the other 99 per cent by next year, Oxfam reported in a study released on Monday.The charity highlig(...)