Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge back in 2008. Photograph: Derek Speirs

Property developer Sean Dunne thought that by filing for bankruptcy in his new home in the United States in March 2013, he was preempting Ulster Bank’(...)

A protester walks past a line of police as they enforce curfew for the third night, Thursday, April 30th, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Days of peaceful protest about police aggression turned to rioting, looting and arson in Baltimore on Monday following the funeral of black man, Fred(...)

Jason Lee and his wife on their way into the Riverhead Criminal Court House for his trial. Photograph Victor Alcorn

A US judge hearing the trial of the former New York banker accused of raping an Irish student two years ago will deliver her verdict at 11am (4pm Iris(...)

Possible presidential candidate Martin O’Malley: the presidency is “not some crown to be passed between two families”. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The message from Democrats in South Carolina, delivered with that soft southern twang, is this: assume victory here at your peril.It’s 19 months out f(...)

Former mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland Martin O Malley, who is speaking at a number of engagements in Ireland today and tomorrow. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish-American politician Martin O’Malley, an expected contender for the Democratic party’s 2016 presidential nomination, has said he believes the Iri(...)

Hillary  Clinton speaks at the sixth annual Women in the World Summit in New York on  April 23. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It is hardly Machiavellian to state that the strongest political candidate draws the fiercest attacks. The salvos being fired at 2016 presidential con(...)

Hillary Clinton meets and greets supporters after a discussion at Whitney Brothers in Keene, New Hampshire, on Monday. New Hampshire will be the first to hold a presidential primary. Photograph: The New York Times

The event is beautifully staged: the owner of the business and six employees sit around as Hillary Rodham Clinton fields questions and shares her view(...)

Tatyana McFadden celebrates with Bill Richard, the father of Boston bombing victim Martin Richard, after McFadden won the women’s wheelchair marathon in Boston yesterday. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Security was tight yesterday for the second marathon since the Boston bombings as spectators lined the route to cheer on the 30,000 runners.On Boston (...)

Former New York City investment banker Jason Lee walks with his wife Alicia into Suffolk County Court in Riverhead, New York, on Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Eltman/AP.

A banker accused of raping an Irish student at a beach house in the Hamptons outside New York tried to send away a police woman on the night by tellin(...)

Jason Lee, a former Goldman Sachs banker accused of raping an Irish student at a beach house on Long Island in New York goes on trial on Wednesday

A former Goldman Sachs banker accused of raping an Irish student at a beach house on Long Island in New York goes on trial today.Jason Lee (38) has be(...)