Arlene Foster said she would still work with Mr McGuiness as “the past is the past”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister, Arlene Foster, has spoken of her difficulties with Martin McGuinness because he delivered a graveside oration for the IRA(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The Government’s “momentum” has been halted with a drop in the latest ‘Irish Times’ poll. But does it even exist? Bu  Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

What does it usually mean? The impetus gained by a moving object. What does it mean in this election? The theory that, if a candidate or party has(...)

A young supporter wears campaign stickers on her face as Democratic presidential candidate  Hillary Clinton speaks during a ‘get out to caucus’ event at Washington High School on January 30th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Iowa caucuses: how they work
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The battle for the US presidency shifts into a new gear with the start of states’ caucuses and primary elections in February 2016, beginning with the (...)

The DeLorean DMC-12.

A small number of the “time machine” cars made famous by Back To The Future could be produced by next year, the DeLorean Motor Company has said. The (...)

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigns at High Point Bulls Oswald Barn in Osceola, Iowa on Tuesday. Photograph: Jim lo Scalzo/EPA

Ted Cruz came to a cold hay barn on a farm in a remote part of a snowy Iowa to make his case to conservatives and evangelicals in a final push to win (...)

The Social Democrats launch their manifesto on O’Connell Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

George HW Bush used to refer disdainfully to the “vision thing”, acknowledging the charge that he lacked an overarching idea of what he wanted to achi(...)

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as she endorsed him for president at a rally at Iowa State University on Tuesday. “He is from the private sector, not a politician. Can I get a ‘Hallelujah!’”  Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

Sarah Palin’s meandering, fiery, sarcastic, patriotic and blustery speech endorsing Donald Trump for president Tuesday in Ames, Iowa, does not easily (...)

Alan Rickman.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London aged 69. His death was confirmed(...)

A handout picture provided by the South Korean Air Force on Monday shows a US B-52 strategic bomber flying over South Korea with fighter jets from the two countries, in a show of force following North Korea’s nuclear test. Photograph: EPA/South Korean Air Force

Five of the six regional powers involved in the now-stalled nuclear negotiations with North Korea – China, Russia, Japan, the US and South Korea – wil(...)

Senator Ted Cruz, speaking during a rally stop in Sibley, Iowa, on Wednesday, has 31 per cent support among Republicans in the state, ahead of Donald Trump who has 27.4 per cent. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Ted Cruz stands casually dressed in jeans and a shirt with rolled-up sleeves before a blackboard listing the day’s specials – beef and chicken noodle (...)