A fountain is covered in ice on Monday as the weather in US continues to be below freezing. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/EPA/Getty Images

A number have flights from Ireland to US airports were cancelled on Tuesday as blizzard warnings were issued for the east coast of the United States. (...)

A Federal Aviation Administration  investigator at the scene of a helicopter crash in a car park at an apartment complex in Chatham, New Jersey. Photograph: Marcus Solis via Twitter

A brother of Irish pop mogul Louis Walsh has walked away virtually unscathed after the helicopter he was piloting crash landed in the United States. (...)

US president Donald Trump startled the diplomatic community by suggesting a ‘one-state solution’ for the Middle East. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Will the controversies surrounding Donald Trump’s presidency lead to its downfall? Not likely. “Even the most idiotic aspects of what Trump is sayin(...)

Norwegian Air looks likely to make Stewart airport in New York its destination for Irish flights. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Stewart airport in New York state has emerged as a likely destination for Norwegian Air International’s planned transatlantic flights from Cork and Sh(...)

Pedro Hernandez, a former stock clerk in a bodega who confessed to luring the six-year-old Etan Patz into the store’s basement and attacking him in 1979, pictured in court in 2012. Photograph: Louis Lanzano/New York Times

Pedro Hernandez, a former bodega stock clerk who confessed to luring six-year-old Etan Patz into a New York basement and attacking him, has been found(...)

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Dow and Nasdaq hit record highs

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite hit record levels at the open on Tuesday, while the S&P 500 was less than five points aw(...)

US-based Irish businessmanTom McCarthy supports “fair and legal” immigration. “Let people in. People who want to come here want to work, they want to make money and that will drive the economy. Immigration is good for business.” Photograph: John Breen

Tom McCarthy, from Limerick, lives in Babylon, Long Island, and runs a bakery in Brooklyn. The day we meet he has to push back our appointment becau(...)

A man walks up the steps of the US supreme court  in Washington, DC on Tuesday.  President Donald Trump is due to announce his nomination to fill a year-long vacancy on the court. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Democrats are ready to fight fire with fire in what promises to be an extraordinary political battle over Donald Trump’s choice to fill a year-long va(...)

 US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’ Malley and his wife, Dena, with President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, in Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph:  Maxwell

Speaking to a gathering of Irish-Americans in Dublin on Tuesday in one of his final engagements, US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley spoke warmly (...)

Michael Flatley will set the scene for his dance troupe who will do most of the dancing, a source said. Photograph: David Sleator

Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley has accepted an invitation to appear at US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Liberty Ball in Washingt(...)