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US supreme court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh listens during his US.Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee has c(...)

US judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies at his supreme court confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 5th. Photograph: The New York Times

The woman accusing US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says she could testify against him after all, breathing new life into th(...)

US supreme court nominee  Brett Kavanaugh:  Republicans and US president Donald Trump indicated  they would not ask the FBI to reopen a background investigation. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The stand-off between Republicans and Democrats over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court continued on Wednesday as the woman at the cent(...)

Tesla is under investigation by the US Department of Justice following chief executive Elon Musk’s claim last month that he had secured funding to take the company private, according to a person briefed on the matter

Tesla is under investigation by the US Department of Justice following chief executive Elon Musk’s claim last month that he had secured funding to tak(...)

Paddy McKillen. IBRC sued Mr McKillen in the Irish courts in July 2014 to recover 25 per cent of the €45 million loan extended by the bank to the Belfast developer. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The liquidators of the former Anglo Irish Bank claim a US legal action by businessman Paddy McKillen over his “Maple 10” loan is an attempt to frustra(...)

 Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: categorically denied the allegations of an attack last week after a New Yorker article published details of the alleged incident without including the name of the accuser. Photograph:  Alex Wroblewski/Reuters

All ten Democrats on the US Senate judiciary committee have called on the Senate to postpone a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme cou(...)

 US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he “categorically and unequivocally” denies the allegations against him. Photograph: Getty Images

A woman who had anonymously accused US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s decided to go public with her acc(...)

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket, with the Nasa Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard, launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, US. Photograph: Nasa/Bill Ingalls/Nasa/Reuters

A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched into polar orbit. A (...)

Seamus Walsh with his family in Melbourne: ‘For 34 hours of care per fortnight we pay AUD$377 which is subsidised 50 per cent by the government, so we are out of pocket AUD$188 (€116 euro) or about $5.50 per hour.’

As new report published last week found the cost of childcare in Ireland is a major factor in discouraging women from participating in the workforce, (...)

Cyc-Loc founders Louise and Stephen Murphy. The company began operating in 2014 and since has won awards for start-up and design. Photograph: Martina Regan

Much has done to encourage the public to get on their bikes, such as the Government tax-incentive cycle-to-work scheme, which is all well and good if (...)

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