The then US president Bill Clinton with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in the Oval Office of the White House on March 17th, 2000. The success of the Northern Ireland peace process was one of Clinton’s greatest achievements. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

The journalistic dictum that the more comfortable you make people, the more they will reveal applies to the world of academic historical research t(...)

Camille Cosby (l) has defended her husband, saying the man who is accused of sexual abuse by 15 women is “a man I do not know”. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/ Reuters.

Bill Cosby’s wife has rejected sex assault claims against her husband, saying the veteran entertainer being accused of drugging and having sex with(...)

Rolling Stone magazine has acknowledged it now had reservations about an article it published that made detailed allegations of a gang rape at a Un(...)

British student Hannah Graham (right), who vanished recently after a night out, and Hunter S Thompson (left), who wrote about children living in a “kingdom of fear”.

It is a typical Monday morning in the small, suburban Californian town – village, really – that we now call home. As I drop my kids to school, the new(...)

Too close for comfort: Kay Hagan’s opponents have used her kiss from Barack Obama last week against her. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
Obama: kiss of death?

High on a shelf above a counter in the Raleigh Times Bar is an empty pint glass, sitting encased in front of a US presidential seal. This is the glass(...)

 An undated handout photograph provided by GlobalPost oshows American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in  Syria. The Islamic State (IS) militia released a video on 20 August 2014 purporting to show the decapitation of Foley. Photograph:  Nicole Tung / Courtesy of Global/EPA 1:10

US president Barack Obama has said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants “shocked the conscience of the entire w(...)

Prof Alan Ahearne, a former advisor to the late Brian Lenihan, has been appointed an external advisor to the IMF. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

NUI Galway economics professor Alan Ahearne has been appointed an external advisor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Prof Ahearne, who was spec(...)

Students on board the MV Explorer

A floating university docks in Dublin tomorrow with 575 students from 20 different countries on board.The MV Explorer is marking the 50th anniversary (...)

Ireland’s hopes of doing well at Henley Royal Regatta this year have been dented by the draw. None of the five Irish crews have been “selected” (seede(...)

Publisher Arianna Huffington told students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts:  “What I urge you to do is not just take your place at the top of the world, but to change the world”. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

It is that time of year when famous people put on baggy black capes and peculiar hats in order to hold forth on university lawns to thousands o(...)