Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio, in the final days of the US presidential election in November. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

As Donald Trump marks his 100th day in office, Democrats are still coming to terms with an election loss that defied the most experienced pollsters an(...)

 Former president Mary Robinson:  said Ballina would benefit from having a centre that could attract visitors and academics and could promote issues  such as human rights, women’s leadership and climate justice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said she is “optimistic” that negotiations on the purchase of her former family home in north Mayo will succeed. S(...)

US president Donald Trump with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Trump said he had agreed to pleas  to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

As US president Donald Trump nears his 100th day in office on Saturday, the White House confirmed it was not after all pulling out of the North Americ(...)

Former US president Barack Obama visiting youth leaders at the University of Chicago on Monday, in his first formal public appearance since leaving office. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former President Barack Obama has reportedly agreed to accept $400,000 (€370,000) to speak at a healthcare conference this year sponsored by Cantor Fi(...)

Former US President Barack Obama  at the University of Chicago on Monday night. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

In the three months since former US president Barack Obama left the White House, his bereft supporters have been keen to catch a glimpse of the man wh(...)

Former US president Barack Obama speaks during a forum at the University of Chicago held to promote community organising, his   first formal public appearance since leaving office. Photograph: Getty

Barack Obama said that immigrants to the US are being demonised in the same way as Irish people who arrived in America after the Famine. In his firs(...)

 Donald Trump speaks at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena on October 21st, 2016 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, during  his presidential campaign. Photograph: Justin Merriman/Getty Images

As the sun moves slowly down the sky and the open road widens ahead, it’s as if life shifts down a gear. Driving west along the I-76, the long empty i(...)

Michael ‘Mafiaboy’ Calce believes hackers can be reformed to realise they can do good and still have challenges.

Michael Calce’s parents knew there was “something rather unique” about him when he was five years old, he says. Handed a computer with unlimited inte(...)

 USS Porter  launching a missile strike while in the Mediterranean Sea, 07 April 2017. The United States military launched at least 50 tomahawk cruise missiles against al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs, Syria, in response to the Syrian military’s alleged use of chemical weapons in an airstrike in a rebel held area in Idlib province. EPA/US NAVYEPA/US NAVY

President Donald Trump’s airstrikes against Syria were of dubious legality. They were hypocritical. They were impulsive. They may have had political m(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks at the funeral of  Martin McGuinness in Derry. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The traditional parties of government in the Republic had better brace themselves, because Sinn Féin is coming after them in earnest, buoyed up by its(...)