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‘People are channeling their inner Donald Trump. They have no filter,’ Krut wrote.

Avery Krut’s farewell letter to the parents of Beverly Hills is the literary equivalent of a flying kick to the shins. “This will be my last year as (...)

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(...)

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, at the federal agency’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Eric Thayer/the New York Times

The head of the US Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open interne(...)

More than 120 people, 20 of them in the Republic, lost their jobs as Pacnet was forced out of business.

Irish-Canadian payments processor Pacnet says US authorities wiped out its business by wrongfully claiming that the company was laundering money from (...)

Traders on the floor of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, as  Donald Trump delivers a televised statement from the White House.  Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump just cannot stop tweeting about how he is making the stock market great again. Unfortunately, Trump’s understanding about how the market (...)

Young people gather by the  Famine Memorial to show support for undocumented Irish in the US.

An Irish-American republican congressman has been urged at a protest in Dublin to support the passing of an act which would protect hundreds of thousa(...)

These letters were not just letters; they were highly contrived, insufferably self-conscious miniature diaries, stretching over several days, and featuring scrawled quotes from Keats or Beckett, or whoever was on the Leaving Cert that year. Photograph: Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images

I can still recite it, almost word for word. “Dear Jennifer,” it opened in his distinctive spidery hand. “It is with a heavy heart that I write to le(...)

US president Donald Trump waves goodbye as he enters Air Force One after participating in the East Asia Summit in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delay(...)

Students Katie McCabe, Jay Pope and Ayrton Kelly at Outhouse on Capel Street, Dublin. Some 70% of LGBTI young people feel schools in Ireland are still not fully inclusive of these students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The election of Barack Obama heralded the end of racism in America, in much the same way as the marriage referendum in Ireland eradicated homophobia a(...)

Samantha Power addresses the United Nations Security Council. Photograph: Manuel Elias/The United Nations via AP

“I’d never spent a long time thinking about symbols before I was in my UN role,” says former US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, on w(...)

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