LBJ Presidential Library: President and Lady Bird Johnson outside their complex, at the University of Texas at Austin, in 1971. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

On the northern outskirts of Austin, Texas, an imposing 1970s building towers over the sprawling campus of the city’s university. The Lyndon Baines J(...)

Navillus has worked on several high-profile jobs, including One World Trade Center at ground zero.

A multimillion dollar New York building company founded by Irishman Donal O’Sullivan is seeking bankruptcy protection following a €65 million judgment(...)

FBI officials arrive at the site of a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs. Photograph: Max Massey/Reuters

The US has been left reeling from the latest mass shooting to unfold in the country after a gunman opened fire in a Baptist church in Texas, killing a(...)

44 meets 45: President Obama and President-elect Trump in November 2016. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The email arrived the afternoon after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. “Life is never a straight arrow!” its sender wrote in t(...)

Police investigate a pickup truck used in an attack on the West Side Highway in Manhattan, New York. Photograph: Reuters

An Uzbek immigrant accused of a deadly truck attack on a New York cycle path has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist group and(...)

File image of Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin leaving the Four Courts in Dublin. File photograph: Collins Courts

Jackie Lavin’s High Court action against her partner Bill Cullen and one of his companies over an alleged failure to complete a €1 million deal for th(...)

Mandalay Bay shooting: 58 white crosses on the Las Vegas strip commemorate Stephen Paddock’s victims. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

Determining a motive for the man who committed one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history continues to be an exasperating task for investig(...)

White House chief of staff John Kelly said an investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the ambush that killed four US troops in Niger earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended US president Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of a fallen US soldier as the four-(...)

Mary Robinson: respondents’ most admired living Irish people, apart from their own family members,  were the former president, also Bono and Liam Neeson, followed by Gerry Adams and Conor McGregor. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven in 10 younger Irish-Americans say they would be interested in getting an Irish passport, while more than two-thirds believe it’s important their(...)

Men suspected of being Islamic State fighters are searched at a security screening centre near Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 1st. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shrivelled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run(...)

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