Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: told New York gathering it was “no accident” the US was the only country mentioned in  1916 Proclamation: five of  seven signatories  had spent time in  US. Photograph: James Higgins

Matthias “Matty” Reilly does not believe that the 1916 Proclamation will be fully realised until there is a united Ireland. The 75-year-old Fermana(...)

Antonin Scalia, who has died aged 79, was the man who had the decisive fifth vote out of nine judges that guaranteed conservative dominance of the US (...)

The late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Photograph: The Irish Times

When biblical literalists champion the original text of the Bible as the only true source of meaning, their purpose above all is to give an unchanging(...)

In attacking the decision to legalise same-sex marriage (Obergefell v Hodges, 2015), Justice Antonin Scalia typically did not pull his punches over wh(...)

Supreme court justice Antonin Scalia making a rare appearance on Capitol Hill to testify before a senate judiciary committee hearin. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

In almost 30 years on the bench of the US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an(...)

Minister Leo Varadkar TD with Fine Gael Dublin Bay South candidate Kate O’Connell. while preparations are made for Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, at CHQ, while the party announced their plans to abolish the USC by 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The one thing that every finance expert agrees upon is that the tax system desperately needs to be simplified. That’s true for Ireland and just about (...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has beefed up his legal team in a second appeal against his failed US bankruptcy bid, asking the court to admit a lawyer acting in his extradition case.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has beefed up his legal team in a second appeal against his failed US bankruptcy bid, asking the c(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm is fighting extradition back to Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has lodged a second appeal against his rejected US bankruptcy bid. Lawyers for the 49-year-old Du(...)

Liberal judges have dissented from conservative majority decisions with language that was equally vehement and that also questioned the majority’s sincerity

The Irish and US Constitutions both recognise a right to same sex marriage. While the Irish decision was a result of over a million “yes” votes, the U(...)

Protestors and family members gather to demonstrate against the scheduled execution of death row inmate Richard Glossip outside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma September 30th, 2015. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

A US man on death row in Oklahoma has been granted a last minute stay of execution, and said he was happy to have 37 more days. Governor Mary Fallin a(...)