Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Virginia governor-elect Ralph Northam walks onstage to celebrate his election at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump and his party on Tuesday night, with Democrats exploiting Mr Trump’s deep unpop(...)

James Rowe: “The Iranians have shown themselves to be rational actors for thousands of years. They will accept tough conditions if Trump keeps his promises of negotiating from strength.” Photograph: John Breen

A year ago, reeling from the US election result, I spent a morning interviewing people who identified themselves as Trump supporters. One year on, I(...)

Kathy Griffin: “I’ve been in fake Hollywood trouble before, but to be on the Interpol list and to have the president personally coming at me?” Photograph: Emma McIntyre/Getty LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Comedian Kathy Griffin: “I’ve been doing this for my whole career . . . I’ve a history of this.” Photograph: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

In June a photograph by Tyler Shields went up on TMZ. It featured the comedian Kathy Griffin holding a Donald Trump mask doused in tomato ketchup. It (...)

Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

NOV 2016 -JAN 2017 Nov 8th 2016 As polls close around the US, it becomes clear that Donald Trump is heading for victory. Shortly before 3am in the H(...)

Dr Conor Cruise O’Brien: minister in the 1973-1977 coalition government, an editor-in-chief of the ‘Observer’ in the 1980s and an elected unionist politician in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politician, diplomat, journalist, historian, public intellectual and contrarian: the long life and many works of Conor Cruise O’Brien were discussed i(...)

Students at the University of Texas at Austin visiting the Jefferson Davis exhibit at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University

Confederate president Jefferson Davis takes you by surprise, suddenly appearing in the corridor of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. At 8(...)

White House chief of staff John Kelly said an investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the ambush that killed four US troops in Niger earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended US president Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of a fallen US soldier as the four-(...)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at McCarran International Airport  in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Donald Trump arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday to visit a city shaken by the deadliest shooting spree in modern US history. The president a(...)

Rev Al Sharpton with  the James Joyce Award at the L&H in  UCD. Photograph: Tom Honan.

US civil rights leader Rev Al Sharpton has described President Donald Trump’s criticism of American sports stars for kneeling in protest during the pl(...)

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