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Terry McGovern: ancestral homeland

There’s a funny story about how Terry McGovern first told her Irish-American mother about being gay, although it probably wasn’t funny at the time. T(...)

Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has criticised the Trump administration’s ‘hypocrisy’ over the use of private emails. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

At least six senior Trump administration figures are reported to have used private email accounts for official White House business, prompting Hillary(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

 British newspapers show US Republican candidate and president elect Donald Trump on their front pages the day after Trump was announced the winner in US presidential elections. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

It could all have been so different. Newsweek’s editor had obviously prepared issues for both possible US presidential election results, as is normal (...)

 Bruce Springsteen: the mark of a mature artist is being able to live with contradictory feelings. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Bruce Springteen has revealed that he still feels sometimes like a “complete fake” despite his huge success. In the first pre-recorded interview fi(...)

Nell McCafferty graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a BA degree in 1964. Photograph: Court Collins

It may have been over half a century since she first graduated from the groves of academe but feminist and civil rights campaigner Nell McCafferty ha(...)

A Guinness advertisement in Elephant and Castle, London. Photograph: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images

The great Irish novelist John McGahern, who died 10 years ago, recalled in his memoirs how a labourer from Clare, working on a London building site in(...)

In recognition of the pivotal role the state’s voters will play in the election, Donald Trump headed to Florida for a rally at Melbourne International Airport  after Monday’s first debate. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

A Spanish-language radio station in Florida blasts out a sentence in English and the unmistakable voice of Donald Trump. “This is a country where we (...)

Hubspot: company colour of orange seemed to run in the blood of the twenty-somethings who filled offices corresponding to every cliché of what a tech start-up should be

In the summer of 2012, Massachusetts-born Dan Lyons was at the top of his profession. A vastly experienced magazine writer, he was technology editor o(...)

Clare Duignan: retired as managing director of RTÉ Radio in 2013

Two non-executive directors have been appointed to the board of The Irish Times Limited. The appointments of Clare Duignan and Rhona Murphy follow t(...)

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