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Justice John Paul Stevens in his chambers at the US supreme court in Washington in  April 2014. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

John Paul Stevens, whose 35 years on the US supreme court transformed him, improbably, from a Republican antitrust lawyer to the outspoken leader of t(...)

Keith Byrne (pictured with his wife Keran) was detained by US immigrations officials on his way to work last week.

Undocumented immigrants across the United States have been on high alert as immigration officials began a sweep on thousands of people living in the c(...)

Keith Byrne with his wife Keran.

The American wife of an Irish man who has been threatened with deportation from the US has said it is “so unfair” that possession of marijuana for per(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘You can’t leave fast enough’. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Donald Trump has attacked four progressive Democratic congresswomen who have clashed with their own party establishment, saying they&nb(...)

Christine Lagarde: being the unlikely candidate has consistently been the making of her. Photograph: Saul Loeb

“No, no, no, no, no, no,” Christine Lagarde said last year when asked if she was interested in running the European Central Bank (ECB). What she meant(...)

 Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral: has already been sentenced to 198 years in a series of trials following a corruption spree. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski

Rio de Janeiro paid out bribes to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in order to secure the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett with US vice-president Mike Pence and his sister Anne Pence Poynter at the vice-president’s official residence in Washington DC in March. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

US vice-president Mike Pence is to visit Ireland in September, his first trip here in an official capacity. Mr Pence, who has family roots in Ireland(...)

Swans are fiercely protective parents and they see a dog as a predator

Every year there are several reports of swans being killed by dogs - but it is virtually unheard of for a swan to kill a dog, according to Birdwatch I(...)

Former US vice president Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris debate racial issues as Senator Bernie Sanders listens during the second night of the first US Democratic presidential election debate in Miami, last Thursday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

In January, a reporter contacted the nascent Biden campaign to request an interview. She wanted to ask the former US vice president about lingering cr(...)

Hozier greeted the Cork crowd with ‘It’s so good to be home’. Photograph: Josh Brasted/WireImage

The summer concerts in Cork’s Irish Independent Park have been subjected to what feels like 40 days of rain, with the perennially anorak-clad Liam Gal(...)

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