Lali Morris who is stepping down as Artistic Director of the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Baboró international children’s arts festival artistic director Lali Morris has decided to step down from the post after 14 years.Ms Morris,who has pr(...)

Kevin O’Malley (left) being sworn in as the new US ambassador to Dublin by US vice president Joe Biden

The United States is expected to take a role in Northern Ireland’s reconvened inter-party talks aimed at attempting to resolve outstanding political i(...)

The Federal Reserve’s policies have also benefited the relatively well off; it is trying to raise the prices of assets which are overwhelmingly owned by the rich

When should growing inequality concern us? This is a moral and political question. It is also an economic one. It is increasingly recognised that, bey(...)

Trenton Buzard spent four months in an intensive care unit. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/The New York Times

The number of deaths in the US linked to General Motors’ defective ignition switch has risen to 23, according to figures released on Monday by the pro(...)

US hospitals have treated several patients who were diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa, the centre of the worst known outbreak of the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

US health officials said today the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country, in a new sign of how the out(...)

A Liberian burial squad carries the body of a suspected Ebola victim in the slum area of Logan Town outside Monrovia today. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The UN mission to combat Ebola wants to see significant progress in fighting the deadly disease within 60 days, including ensuring that 70 per cent(...)

Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, Most Rev Dr Katharine Jefferts Schori: said the next Lambeth Conference “needs to be preceded by a primates meeting at which a vast majority of primates are present”. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The worldwide Anglican Communion’s next Lambeth Conference, scheduled for 2018, has been cancelled for the first time in its history. A gathering of (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he would convey to the US vice president Joe Biden and secretary of state John Kerry in meetings today ‘the deep sense of frustration on the part of the Irish community that expectations have been raised in the past and ultimately not realised’. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The time for overhauling US immigration laws benefiting an estimated 50,000 illegal Irish has “long passed,” Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Ch(...)

Two RAF Tornado jets assisted Kurdish troops in north-west Iraq who were under attack from IS militants. Photograph: Neil Bryden/EPA

British Royal Air Force warplanes struck Islamic State targets in Iraq today for the first time since the government approved military action against(...)

 Darren Clarke admits he would love to be Europe’s Ryder Cup captain.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Lee Westwood backs Clarke for Hazeltine
  • Golf
  • September 30, 2014, 11:29

Lee Westwood has unsurprisingly added his voice to those backing Darren Clarke to be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain.World number one Rory McIlroy ha(...)