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 Actor Kevin Spacey leaves Nantucket District Court after being arraigned on indecent assault charges. Photograph: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

At a minutes-long arraignment on the ritzy Massachusetts island of Nantucket on Monday, Kevin Spacey did not seem to utter a word as he appeared befo(...)

  Kevin Spacey in a video he released, shortly after he was charged, in which in he takes the persona   of his character Frank Underwood in the popular Netflix TV series House of Cards. Photograph:   YouTube

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has been charged in connection with an allegation that he sexually abused an 18-year-old man at a Nantucket, Massach(...)

US actor Kevin Spacey was charged with sexual assault in the US state of Massachusetts. Photograph: Arno Burgi/EPA

Actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with sexual assault in the US. The 59-year-old Academy Award winner is alleged to have assaulted a teenager at a (...)

 Van Morrison during a 2012 concert in Marlay Park. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Van Morrison has said he thinks he is a musical genius but believes that label brings its own problems. In an interview on RTÉ Radio 1, presenter Mi(...)

As investors flocked to the safety of government bonds, the 10-year US Treasuries yield fell below its May 29th low. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Asian shares slid on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve raised rates, as expected, and kept most of its guidance for additional hikes next two year(...)

Veteran republican Ivor Bell. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A man charged over the murder of Jean McConville from Belfast more than 40 years ago is unfit to stand criminal trial, a judge ruled. Criminal procee(...)

“Not an hour went by without some kind of disruption. It’s a terrible way to start recovery.” Photograph: iStock

If part of a hospital stay is to recover from a procedure or illness, why is it so hard to get any rest? There is more noise and light than is conduc(...)

David Walsh, founder and CEO of Netwatch at its office in Carlow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Eight months after its private equity-fuelled merger with two US companies and one from the UK, the Carlow security monitoring company, Netwatch, has (...)

A portrait of George HW Bush hangs near the registry at the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. Photograph: EPA

Irish tenor Ronan Tynan sang to the former US President George HW Bush during his final hours. The tenor sang Silent Night and a Gaelic song, accord(...)

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 (...)

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