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Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

Central Park: keen birders can find as many as 100 species here on a single autumn day. Photograph: iStock

Lou Reed’s quintessential 1970s hymn to New York nightlife, Walk on the Wild Side, is limited to the strange behaviour of the human animal. Over recen(...)

Barry McKinley in Paris: a doctor poked a finger under my ribs and said, “You do realise that the liver is supposed to be an internal organ?”

I quit drinking in New York City on January 1st, 2003. I was a regular feature in half the Irish bars in Manhattan, always paid my tab and tipped well(...)

US president Donald Trump  ignited outrage last week by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from ‘sh**hole countries’. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Irish groups have expressed concern about the impact of possible changes in policy on immigrants and the undocumented as the US Senate looks set to co(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

The bottles from the French estate are considered to be “among the best, most expensive and rarest wines in the world”. Photograph: iStock

Goldman Sachs co-president David Solomon’s personal assistant has been charged with stealing $1.2 million (€980,000) of rare and expensive wine from h(...)

During a brain surgery, a team led by Dr David Langer uses a videomicroscope, which provides a magnified, high-resolution 3D image, at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. Photograph: Beatrice de Gea/The New York Times

One blue surgical drape at a time, the patient disappeared, until all that showed was a triangle of her shaved scalp. “Ten seconds of quiet in the ro(...)

Director Paul Haggis has denied accusations of sexual misconduct made by four women. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis has denied accusations of sexual misconduct made by four women, including two who accused him of rape. On Friday,(...)

 Author and media columnist Michael Wolff standing in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York in January 2017. His book, he writes in an author’s note, is based on about 200 interviews, including at least one conversation with the president. Photograph:  Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Michael Wolff has, for years, been a prime piranha in the Manhattan media pond, using his caustic columns to tear into his lunchmates at Michael’s, th(...)

Carmel McMahon: ‘America had educated me. Given me employment opportunities I would never have gotten in Ireland. Brought me love and friendship. Exposed me to some incredible highs and horrific lows.’

I emigrated to New York in 1993. I was 20 years old. I carried two suitcases, $500 and a notebook of poems I had scribbled in secret. The vehicle that(...)

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