Anthony Cunningham and Dublin County Board chief John Costello. Cunningham’s name has been mentioned heavily in connection with the Dublin hurling team. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In was in late July that the first rumours of Pat Gilroy’s possible interest in the Dublin hurling job started whispering in the wind. At the time An(...)

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(...)

People attend a candlelight memorial for Mandalay Bay massacre victim, Las Vegas police officer Charleston Hartfield,   in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Las Vegas continued to search for a possible motive for last Sunday’s deadly gun attack which left 59 people dead and several hundred wounde(...)

Martin Wolf: The Trump administration’s “unified framework for fixing our broken tax code” is a breathtakingly thin document.

The Trump administration’s “unified framework for fixing our broken tax code” is a breathtakingly thin document. But one can draw conclusions: it is r(...)

House speaker Paul Ryan is expected to meet Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and US special envoy John Deasy this week. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

A fresh move is under way by the Government to secure a deal for Irish immigrants to the United States amid expectations that the US Congress will pre(...)

Republican senate majority leader  Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate floor in the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US senator Mitch McConnell on Tuesday officially pulled the plug on the latest plan to repeal the healthcare law, telling senators they will not vote (...)

Shifting stance: President Trump talks to journalists on Air Force One as Fox News reports on his talks with Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Donald Trump took the Republican leadership by surprise on Thursday, confirming that he is working with Democrats on a deal to protect the y(...)

US president Donald Trump  with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi  in the Oval Office of the White House on September 6th. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Senior Democrats stunned Washington on Wednesday by claiming that they had agreed with Donald Trump on a plan to protect so-called Dreamers, young imm(...)

US president Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell at a meeting about tax reform. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans will publish details of their tax reform proposals the week beginning September 25th, House speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday, as n(...)

Dreamer protest: at least 800,000 immigrants to the United States are believed to have benefited from Daca. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

President Donald Trump has responded to a chorus of protest from Republicans by postponing a decision about whether to rescind an Obama-era provision (...)