James Green (4) at the Belfast peace wall at Sliabh Dubh estate, opposite an old military sanger on the Springfield Road interface. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

“It’s brilliant, like a whole new world,” says Gerard Frame, looking out of the window of his Ardoyne home across the Crumlin Road to Holy Cross in no(...)

Applegreen chief executive Bob Etchingham: the deal represents an ideal platform for the company to pursue its growth strategy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forecourt retailer Applegreen has acquired an operation in South Carolina for $5.4 million (€4.76 million). The deal to acquire the trade and certai(...)

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer (above) has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in the deeper ocean over a 20-year period. Photograph: Robert Bunn/Marine Institute

A “health check” of the Atlantic ocean by the State’s marine research ship Celtic Explorer has found an increased penetration of man-made chemicals in(...)

Neil Gorsuch testifies during the second day of his Senate hearing. The judge’s nomination to the Supreme Court is expected to be confirmed. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said “no man is above the law” as he vowed to stand up, if necessary, to the man who nominated him t(...)

US president Donald Trump has said he is ordering a ‘major investigation’ into alleged  voter fraud. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump will request “a major investigation” into his unverified allegations of voter fraud, acting on his claim that millions of “i(...)

Moody’s  headquarters in New York. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/GettyImages

The world’s second-largest credit ratings agency has agreed to pay nearly $864 million (€812 million) to settle US government and state claims that it(...)

 Protestors opposed to  Donald Trump petition to the electoral college on the eve of its vote during a candlelight vigil in Los Angeles. Photograph: Eugene Garcia/EPA

The US electoral college is expected on Monday to officially select Republican Donald Trump as the next president in a vote that is usually routine b(...)

Austin Stack (left) and Oliver Stack, sons of prison officer Brian Stack, in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Amidst all the charges and counter-charges about the killing of Brian Stack that have surfaced in recent times, two central truths now stand unchallen(...)

Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the men’s soccer team has had its season cancelled for ‘appalling’ conduct. Photograph: Chitose Suzuki/AP

Harvard announced on Thursday that it was cancelling the rest of the season for its men’s soccer team after university officials uncovered what they d(...)

Every four years the US president and vice president are selected using as system called the electoral college, involving a group of 538 people known (...)

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