Pro-choice activists  in front of  the US Supreme Court in Washington DC. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

Marie Antoinette’s alleged “let them eat cake” remark had a quality of truthfulness, even if she never in fact said it. We can be more confident – thi(...)

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and running mate US senator Tim Kaine arrive for a campaign rally at Florida International University in Miami on Saturday. Photograph:   Gaston De Cardenas/AFP/Getty Images

“Fe, familia y trabajo” was how Tim Kaine defined his life and public service around faith, family and work at his first campaign event as Hillary Cli(...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

Gardaí man the periphery of the crowd as the Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade continues at Parnell Square, March 17th, 2016. Photograph: Peter Smyth/The Irish Times

Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to throng the streets of cities and towns across the country for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parades(...)

Mount Rushmore: Abraham Lincoln may pass muster, but Thomas Jefferson (slave owner), George Washington (slave owner) and Theodore Roosevelt (white supremacist and imperialist) do not. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Who’d have thought that the most provocative visual art of our time would be old statues of old white guys? From Cape Town to New Orleans, from Oxford(...)

Hunter Park in an undated booking photograph provided by Boone County Sheriff’s Department in Missouri. Photograph: Boone County Sheriff’s Department/Reuters

Police arrested a 19-year-old white man on Wednesday on suspicion of making threats on social media to shoot black people at the University of Missour(...)

Protesters against water charges gather on O’Connell bridge in March. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/Irish Times

A new political reality could emerge from the anti-water charges campaign here, as it did in Bolivia in the early 2000s, a leading international exper(...)

Prof Cathal O’Donoghue’s team at Teagasc helps farmers analyse which aspects of their activity are profitable

The wide range of economic research and modelling carried out by Teagasc plays a significant role in supporting the growth of the Irish agri-food s(...)

Start the siren: cabbage white caterpillars attack. Photograph: Thinkstock

It might appear that plants just sit there, but don’t be fooled by that calm exterior. Plants can’t simply up sticks and move when the going gets t(...)

Michael Sam, a University of Missouri football player,  is expected to be chosen in the early rounds of May’s NFL draft. Photograph: New York Times

One of the most promising American footballers on the verge of turning pro, Michael Sam, has revealed he is gay, setting him on course to be the Natio(...)