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 A view of Trump Tower  in New York, US. File photograph: Justin Lane

The US secret service said on Friday a laptop was stolen from an agent’s car in New York City but that such agency-issued computers contain multiple l(...)

A classic car in a Habana Vieja street in Havana: For many Cubans, the question is how to open up in ways that allow society to protect the achievements of the revolution. Photograph: Alvaro Fuente/NurPhoto/Getty

It’s almost midnight, and the queue stretches so far down the street that it disappears into the dark Havana night. The music seems to be pulsing ou(...)

Actor Michael Fassbender takes part in the Made in Austin: A Look Into “Song To Song” panel discussion during  the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Irish startup community shouldn’t be overly concerned about economic policy shifts under President Trump, says Minister for Employment and Small B(...)

Writer-director John Butler, centre, with the cast of ‘Handsome Devil’ –  Jamie Hallahan, Eoin Griffin, Jay Duffy, Andrew Scott, Moe Dunford and Finn O’Shea. Photograph: Maarten de Boer/Getty Images

When John Butler was a pupil in Blackrock College, he was caught plagiarising an English essay. In the margin of his copybook, his teacher wrote “Neve(...)

Paul Gleeson with a copy of the original Lease from 1811 at the restored Merchant’s House and Store in Kilrush. Photograph by Eamon Ward

Remember the terrible scene in the movie Brooklyn when bitter old shopkeeper “Nettles” Kelly invites Eilis (Saoirse Ronan) up to her sitting room to t(...)

US-based Irish businessmanTom McCarthy supports “fair and legal” immigration. “Let people in. People who want to come here want to work, they want to make money and that will drive the economy. Immigration is good for business.” Photograph: John Breen

Tom McCarthy, from Limerick, lives in Babylon, Long Island, and runs a bakery in Brooklyn. The day we meet he has to push back our appointment becau(...)

Colm Tóibín, after winning the 2010 Irish PEN Award for contribution to Irish Literature. Photograph: Alan Betson

Novelist Colm Tóibín has been appointed chancellor of the University of Liverpool. The author, who won the 2009 Costa novel of the year with Brookly(...)

Former  acting attorney general Sally  Yates: her stance was a good example of how actors in the constitutional structure of the US are allowed push back against a president’s executive orders. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Getty

With the election of Donald Trump, the resilience of the constitutional structures governing the US looks set to be put to the test. The president’s (...)

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order to impose tighter vetting of travellers entering the United States on Friday in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump fought back on Sunday amid growing international criticism, outrage from civil rights activists and legal challenges over h(...)

Protesters outside Trump Tower in New York on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/Alba Vigaray

A large demonstration will take place in Washington on Saturday when some 200,000 people are expected to join the Washington Women’s March. More than(...)

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