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Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

The retired Irish-American television executive whom Oprah Winfrey thanked in her Golden Globes speech for her big break on TV believes she might run (...)

Observation car on an Amtrak train. Photograph: Julia Vallerga

Train travel in the US is well worth doing – if you have the time and the patience. To get from New York to Austin, Texas, a journey of more than 2,70(...)

Oprah Winfrey speaks after accepting the Cecil B Demille Award at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Reuters

Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to be awarded a Golden Globe for lifetime achievement on Sunday, delivering an impassioned speech in suppor(...)

Chicago mayor’s proposed visit included lunch at an undisclosed ‘gothic castle’. Photograph: Frank Miller

The State papers throw a spotlight on diplomatic efforts to curry favour when Chicago, whose municipal politics were steeped in the traditions of Iris(...)

New research shows green leafy vegetables, including Brussels sprouts, can help cut the risk of developing dementia later in life. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Eating leafy green vegetables such as spinach, kale, asparagus and Brussels sprouts every day can cut the risk of dementia and improve memory skills s(...)

(From left) Steve Alexander, Doug Alexander jnr and their parents Doug Alexander Snr and Lily Alexander died  after their rental car collided with a lorry in Wexford. Photograph: via Facebook

The Irish and American families of an elderly couple and their two sons who perished in a road traffic collision in Co Wexford this week have paid a h(...)

Steve Alexander (left)  his brother Doug jnr and their parents  Doug and Lily died in a collision on the N25 Rosslare to Cork road near New Ross on Monday.

A colleague of one of the four people killed in a car crash in Co Wexford on Monday, US policeman Stephen Alexander, has described him as “an unbeliev(...)

Doug and Lily Alexander, who died in the crash on the N25 near Cushinstown in Co Wexford.

The N25 crests the hill rising out of New Ross en route to Wexford town and, just at the point where it veers a little to the right, you can see the g(...)

Steve Alexander, Doug Alexander jnr and their parents Doug Alexander Snr and Lily Alexander died on Monday after their rental car collided with a lorry in Wexford. Photograph: Facebook

The bodies of the four members of the Alexander family killed in a crash in Wexford on Monday evening have been released to relatives following the co(...)

Unlike other visas, such as Canadian or Australian visas, an applicant cannot apply directly to the American embassy as they must apply through a designated agency.

Travelling to the US on a working holiday has been a rite of passage for Irish third-level students for generations but an absence of both choice and (...)

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