The trickle of customers who came into Colm’s Shop on Dublin’s Townsend St ahead of the lunchtime rush on Thursday afternoon were conflicted about the sugar tax and the hike in the price of cigarettes.

The trickle of customers who came into Colm’s Shop on Dublin’s Townsend St ahead of the lunchtime rush on Thursday afternoon were conflicted about the(...)

Texas Gun is one of the 6,700 gun dealers located near the US-Mexico border. Photograph: Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images

The deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week, which left 58 people dead, has reignited the debate over gun control. The state of (...)

Guns & Guitars in Mesquite, Nevada, where Stephen Paddock had a home. Paddock bought his last home in this retirement community of 18,000, about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, seemingly with cash. As with his other properties, he spent very little time here. Photograph: Isaak Brekken/The New York Times

Stephen Paddock was a contradiction: a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them. Someone who l(...)

The eye of Hurricane Nate pushes ashore at a category 1 storm in Biloxi, Mississippi. Photograph: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Nate’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 45 miles per hour (70 km per hour), the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday morning, a f(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

 Marilou Danle is an Australian citizen but was born in the Philippines. Photograph: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police/Reuters

The partner of the Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock is being quizzed by police as they attempt to establish his motive for the mass shooting. Marilou(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at a distribution centre in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Donald Trump played down the impact of Hurricane Maria as the US president arrived in Puerto Rico and praised his administration’s efforts amid critic(...)

 People watch the aftermath of a mass shooting outside  the Mandalay Bay hotel near the scene of the Route 91 Harvest festival on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

At least 58 people died and more than 500 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire on a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The gunma(...)

Neighbours sit on a couch outside their destroyed homes as sun sets in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Photograph: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

As Puerto Rico struggles with a lack of fuel, water and medical supplies following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, it is pressing the Trump admini(...)

Councillors in the Tuam area of Co Galway have opted not to remove a memorials to Confederate soldier Richard ’Dick’ Dowling. Image: Wikipedia.

Councillors in the Tuam area of Co Galway have opted not to remove one of the few memorials to a Confederate soldier in Ireland. Cllr Shaun Cunniffe(...)