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Yvonne Watterson in Arizona: 'I was born in Northern Ireland and own a British passport (to be on the safe side), as well as an Irish passport; my American permanent residency card clearly states Ireland as my country of birth; and my birth certificate states my birthplace as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.'

I am ambivalent about St Patrick’s Day, not sure what it is about March 17th that renders so many people Irish, or some version of it, that I do not r(...)

Yvonne Watterson with her mother Betty: ‘Happy Mother’s Day, ma. And thank you. It all makes sense now.’

I have worked in education long enough that it is not uncommon for me to encounter former students, some of whom are now married with careers and chil(...)

 Wendell Carter Jnr  of the Duke Blue Devils. His  mother  is named in a  federal case because she received a free meal worth $106.36 from an agent who was interested in her son. Photograph: Getty Image

In a couple of weeks America will get into its annual tizzy about March Madness. College basketball will dominate water-cooler conversations, and bill(...)

Prosecutors allege the Weinstein Company employed female employees whose primary job was to accompany Harvey Weinstein to events and to facilitate sexual conquests

New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein and their(...)

 Caolann Brady, overall SciFest winner 2016, Christopher Carragher, overall SciFest winner 2014, and Margie McCarthy, head of education and public engagement at Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Second-level students across Ireland should put their skills in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) to the test by participating in thi(...)

Hollywood’s film industry has skirted a conversation about its culture of harassment in favour of one about what an amazing job it is doing combating that harassment. Image: Taylor Callery/The New York Times

As last Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards approached, the show’s organisers announced that the ceremony would be different this time around, for obv(...)

Pompeo plays the Meredith Grey of the title, Grey’s Anatomy, a title which suggests that all the characters live inside her head like the Numskulls from the Beano. Photograph: Buena Vista Television

Grey’s Anatomy (RTE1, Monday) has almost been around as long as its literary namesake Gray’s Anatomy (14 years and 160 years are basically the same th(...)

 US President Donald Trump who on Wednesday released his ‘fake news awards’. Photograph: EPA

US president Donald Trump, who has routinely peddled conspiracy theories and mistruths from the office of the presidency, sought to question the accur(...)

US president Donald Trump inside the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The US ambassador to Panama John Feeley has resigned telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve US president Donald Trump. The re(...)

Aurora and Volkswagen said they had been working together over the past six months to integrate Aurora’s sensors, hardware and software into the German carmakers’ electric vehicles. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Silicon Valley start-up Aurora announced on Thursday partnerships with Volkswagen and Hyundai to develop a self-driving system within their vehicles, (...)

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