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Ted Crosbie: ‘Baltimore RNLI were at sea for 24 hours, rescuing yacht after yacht.’ Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Ted Crosbie, former chief executive of Examiner Publications and a keen sailor, recalls the moment 40 years ago when he decided to abandon plans to wa(...)

Kate Holmquist, photographed at home in 2013.Photograph: Alan Betson

Tributes have been paid to the journalist and author Kate Holmquist, who has died. The death of Ms Holmquist (62), who lived in Sandycove in Co Dubl(...)

 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev  and US president Ronald Reagan  signing  the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty in the White House on December 8th,  1987. Photograph:  Reuters

The US is poised to increase its stock of intermediate missiles as the country formally pulled out of a long-standing nuclear treaty on Friday. The m(...)

Democratic presidential candidates  Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty

It has hosted music stars from Elvis Presley to Frank Sinatra, from Stevie Wonder to Diana Ross. But on Tuesday night the historic Fox Theatre in dow(...)

House of Representatives oversight and reform committee chairman Elijah Cummings. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has attacked a majority-black district represented by a congressional nemesis as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess(...)

Rianne Smith, who runs Aquaventures diving school in Baltimore in Co Cork: “Our broker told us he was finding it hard to renew our insurance.” Photograph: Provision

Diving companies and schools in Ireland are facing major problems in getting insurance because specialist British-based insurers are reluctant to offe(...)

Kay Redfield Jamison: ‘We need more people – doctors, lawyers and other professionals – to talk about their experiences of living with bipolar disorder.’

It’s not often that medical professionals share their personal experience of illness and it’s even rarer that they would share their experience of men(...)

Arthur Ryan, second from left,  and Alma Carroll at the opening of Primark’s store in Boston in 2015, alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and  Primark chief executive Paul Marchant. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Leading business figures yesterday paid tribute to Arthur Ryan, who led Penneys-Primark from just one store on Dublin’s Mary Street to a global fashio(...)

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi: “ready for the fight of her life with Trump”. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Neither one drinks, yet they have family vineyards. They both love big bowls of ice cream. Their (...)

Robert Mueller will testify on July 17th. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The US president Donald Trump hit out at Robert Mueller on Wednesday, hours after House Democrats announced that the Special Counsel would testify bef(...)

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