Pope Francis pictured at  the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, near Assisi, on November 12, 2021. Photo by Filippo Monteforte / AFP

Pope Francis has thanked journalists for helping uncover the clerical sexual abuse scandals that the Roman Catholic Church initially tried to cover up(...)

The Boston Marathon  will always be out on its own for tradition, only at times the Masters at Augusta runs it close. File photograph: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

Boston Marathon 2019: what happens when a man runs as a woman? Some American traditions are as beautiful and renowned as to appear sacred. You can’t (...)

James “Whitey” Bulger, the crime boss and law enforcement informant from Boston, who was killed in Hazelton prison in October. Photograph:  US Marshal Service via The New York Times

An unusual murder mystery is playing out inside the Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia. The prime suspects – inmates – are already locked up. The (...)

Martin Ferris: could not travel to US

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris was forced to cancel a tour of the United States after the US State Department did not issue him a visa in time to travel. (...)

Meryl Streep (c) with Anne Hathaway (l) and Emily Blunt (r)  in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’.

In most industries today, there now exists a “list” - an anonymous catalogue compiled by an unnamed source, detailing the abusers within their industr(...)

John Cunningham: his arrest comes amid a wide-ranging crackdown on undocumented immigrants by US president Donald Trump’s administration.

The arrest and impending deportation of a prominent Donegal man living illegally in the Boston area has sent a shock wave of anxiety through the Irish(...)

The New Yorker magazine makes its feelings clear.

For CNN it’s simply “ Trump Triumphs”, with the cable network calling it an historic victory for outsiders that represents a stunning repudiation of W(...)

Jim VandeHei, co-founder of Politico who just left his chief executive position with the company. Traditional media companies face the increasingly daunting task of hooking already-inundated audiences, but they also have more tools than ever to lure them. (Photograph: T.J. Kirkpatrick/The New York Times)

This month, a couple of inventive young go-getters at Buzzfeed tied enough rubber bands around the centre of a watermelon to make it explode. Nearly (...)

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, against whom a murder charge was dropped in the United States over the death of a baby in her care, plans to sue over her wrongful conviction. Photograph: Keith Bedford/ Boston Globe via AP

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy, against whom a murder charge was dropped in the United States over the death of a baby in her care, plans to sue o(...)

Joe Crowley (right) a survivor of clerical abuse, and Michael Cyril Creighton, the actor who portrays him in ‘Spotlight’.

The idea of journalism being cinematic is counterintuitive. Rather than being visually appealing, the craft of journalism is more in keeping with Bism(...)

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