Lonnie Bunch, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is scheduled to open in September 2016. Photograph: Simon Carswell

When the White House said, following the latest mass shooting in the United States, that president Barack Obama believed the Confederate flag “belongs(...)

Recovering: Aoife Beary, who is still being treated at Santa Clara Valley Medical Centre, Clodagh Cogley, who is back in Ireland, and Niall Murray and Hannah Waters, who are also both still at the Santa Clara centre

Last Sunday the families of the four students still being treated in hospital after they were injured in the balcony collapse in Berkeley, on June (...)

Bono holds up a peace sign at the unveiling of a giant tapestry in honour of John Lennon on Ellis Island. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

U2’s Bono paid tribute to the victims and survivors of the Berkeley tragedy and to the J-1 visa summer programme after an event on Ellis Island honour(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen (left) and former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm had give sharply differing accounts of what was discussed at a dinner in 2008.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has insisted he discussed banking issues with former taoiseach Brian Cowen at a board dinner. In a(...)

From left: Former Anglo officials Aoife Maguire, Tiarnan O’Mahony and Bernard Daly.  From left: Former Anglo officials Aoife Maguire, Tiarnan O’Mahony and Bernard Daly.

Three former bank officials at Anglo Irish Bank have been found guilty on all charges against them at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Aoife (...)

The Edge, Yoko Ono and Bono stand infront of a tapestry in memory of John Lennon at Ellis Island. Photograph: Edu Bayer 1:21

U2’s Bono claimed John Lennon and the rest of The Beatles as Irish at a ceremony on Ellis Island off New York City to unveil a giant tapestry marking (...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers is meeting senior US government officials in Washington. Photograph: PA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers said she received a “very sympathetic hearing” from Obama administration aides on her views about the Northern Ire(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

The Park-Broadway block in Millbrae, south of San Francisco was also built by Segue Construction, and  water damage, dry rot, and extensive mold growth was discovered.

The new residents of Park-Broadway, a 96-residence building in Millbrae, beside San Francisco International Airport, thought it odd that their apar(...)

Clockwise: Dr James Crew, chairman of the Sanata Clara Valley Medical Centre and Berkeley survivors Niall Murray; Hannah Waters; Aoife Beary; and a recovering  Clodagh Cogley

The brain injury and spinal cord centre at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 80km south of San Francisco, is busy with doctors, nurses and suppor(...)