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Jennifer, her sister Sheelagh Nannie Muriel.

When I think of my Nannie Muriel, I recall her energy. Her spunk. Her zest for life. Her honesty and faith. Her Irish strength. Growing up in New Jer(...)

The Sopranos: David Chase’s HBO series, starring James Gandolfini, ended in 2007

A prequel to the hit US Mafia drama The Sopranos is being developed as a movie, possibly reuniting some of television’s most-loved characters. New Lin(...)

In 2003, Chuck Feeney signed off on a decision to spend all of his fortune in his lifetime. “Giving while living,” he called it.

Chuck Feeney today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any(...)

Geraldine de Brit, ticking all the boxes in case of a repeat of 1982 cold weather. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I spent a good portion of January 1982 in the hot press. With the weather we’ve had this week, I’ve found myself eyeing it up again. (In fact, as you (...)

This is how I found myself crying early one morning in January – for the three weeks I had been living in a studio apartment in Daytona Beach, Florida(...)

Winnie Li: “Rebuilding my relationship with Ireland, in the wake of my own rape there, has been one of the most unexpected and reaffirming steps in my journey of recovery.”

The US-Ireland Alliance was set up by former political aide Trina Vargo in 1998 amid concerns about the relationship between the countries, with the M(...)

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(...)

A model of US president Donald Trump from the Madame Tussaud’s waxwork attraction photographed on Friday outside the new US embassy in London. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Irish developer Seán Mulryan’s Ballymore Properties sold the site on which the controversial new US embassy in London stands and has just signed an £8(...)

A giant winter ‘bomb cyclone’ walloped the US east coast on Thursday with freezing cold and heavy snow, forcing thousands of flight cancellations and widespread school closures. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

The east coast of the US has been hit by a “bomb cyclone”, experiencing powerful blizzards, frigid temperatures and coastal flooding amid an Arctic fr(...)

 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(...)

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