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Jean McConville  with three of her children shortly before she disappeared in 1972

The primary yet unproven allegation in Patrick Radden Keefe’s book Say Nothing is that Marian Price was the third member of the three-person IRA squad(...)

 Former mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was a key figure in the Irish-American mobster world of south Boston and was also involved with the IRA. Handout photograph: US Marshals Service/US Department of Justice/Reuters

Irish-American criminal James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead in a West Virginia prison on Tuesday, bringing to an end the life of one of America’s mos(...)

An undated photograph of James “Whitey” Bulger holding the son of fellow gangster John Martorano. Photograph:  US attorney’s office of Massachusetts handout via Reuters

James “Whitey” Bulger, the South Boston mobster and FBI informer who was captured after 16 years on the run and finally brought to justice in 2013 for(...)

Former mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger is seen in a combination of booking mug photos.

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, one of Boston’s most notorious mobsters, was found dead on Tuesday after being transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia(...)

Yvonne Watterson (right) at Fenway Park in Boston: ‘The ballpark offered a central hub for the Irish community, hosting in 1919 Eamon de Valera’s Freedom Rally which drew almost 60,000 people.’

I don’t know how it will turn out, but for today at least, the Boston Red Sox are ahead in the 2018 World Series, two ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers(...)

Katie Taylor vs Cindy Serrano weigh-in, Boston Harbor Hotel. Photograph: Credit INPHO/Emily Harney

Katie Taylor’s world title defence against Cindy Serrano may not top tonight’s fight card at Boston’s TD Gardens but the Bray fighter is very much the(...)

By the time puberty strikes, girls are already playing down their ambitions, frightened to fail, or to be seen as “pushy”, “bossy” or a “show off”. Illustration: Getty Images

For women, ambition is sometimes seen as a dirty word. The rationale seems to go that it’s one thing to have success foisted upon you; it is another, (...)

 Beto O’Rourke, who is taking on  Ted Cruz for his senate seat, is one of ActBlue’s most high-profile clients. Photograph:Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News/Pool via Reuters

A 30-minute drive northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, in the leafy suburb of Somerville, lies the headquarters of ActBlue. This non-profit organisatio(...)

Rev John David Crowley in a church directory at Holy Angels parish. Crowley was named in a grand jury report that listed hundreds of Catholic priests in Pennsylvania accused of abusing children. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/The New York Times

The US justice department has opened an investigation into Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania accused of covering up sexual abuse for decades, a (...)

Daniel Kearney at Dublin Airport helping to launch the Aer Lingus-sponsored Fenway Hurling Classic. “The ultimate goal is the All-Ireland every year but it’s important for the All-Ireland not to be the only metric of success.”  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It was another ultimately disappointing summer for the Cork hurlers. For the third time in five years, they won the Munster title and lost the subs(...)

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