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Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Alabama’s Republican candidate for the US Senate Roy Moore (centre)  sparked controversy while chief justice on the Alabama supreme court by commissioning a large granite monument inscribed with the 10 Commandments to be placed in front of the court. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Roy Moore, the controversial Republican frontrunner for a senate seat in Alabama, has been urged to withdraw from the race, following reports that he(...)

Virginia governor-elect Ralph Northam walks onstage to celebrate his election at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump and his party on Tuesday night, with Democrats exploiting Mr Trump’s deep unpop(...)

Juli Briskman gestures with her middle finger as a motorcade with US President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

A woman whose picture went viral after she raised her middle finger at Donald Trump as his motorcade passed her on her bicycle has been fired from her(...)

Dr Conor Cruise O’Brien: minister in the 1973-1977 coalition government, an editor-in-chief of the ‘Observer’ in the 1980s and an elected unionist politician in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politician, diplomat, journalist, historian, public intellectual and contrarian: the long life and many works of Conor Cruise O’Brien were discussed i(...)

Visitors pull off the road to take autumn photos in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia: the Antiquities Act may be overhauled. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Every Friday, the roads leading out of Washington fill up with cars heading west towards Virginia. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley hav(...)

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(...)

As part of the initiative gardai have released a list of some of the locations at which they will be based. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardai will be out in force early on Friday morning to crack down on speeding on Irish roads. National “Slow Down Day” is being conducted to raise a(...)

Students at the University of Texas at Austin visiting the Jefferson Davis exhibit at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University

Confederate president Jefferson Davis takes you by surprise, suddenly appearing in the corridor of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. At 8(...)

Undated painting of boxing pioneer Tom Molineaux.

Imagine the strangeness: an African-American moving through the Irish countryside in the late 1810s, the Famine more than 30 years in the country’s fu(...)

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