There may be 50 states in the United States of America, but every four years the election of a new president rests on the contests in about a dozen s(...)

Marisa Rippey (42), an online retailer, and  her daughter Marisol Petry (16) from Lewis Center, Ohio vote in the US presidential election in  Delaware County. Photograph: Simon Carswell

If first-day turnout in early voting in the US presidential election in this Ohio suburb is a measure of enthusiasm, there will be long lines of peopl(...)

Colin Byrne: ‘As caddies we do sometimes get the feeling of really belonging to something special.’ Photograph: Getty

As caddies we do sometimes get the feeling of really belonging to something special. When you arrive with a distinguished player in a strange country (...)

Stuart Cole of James  Adam and Sons at the GPO Witness History museum with the Patrick Pearse letter of surrender. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A letter of surrender from Patrick Pearse, written four days before his execution in 1916, has gone on public display for the first time. The letter(...)

A file image of police officers in Columbus.

There are reports on social media that police offices in the city of Columbus Ohio are being attacked by a gun man.    “Offic(...)

John Kasich is expected to suspend his campaign  to capture the Republican nomination for the November 8th election. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Ohio governor John Kasich is leaving the Republican US presidential contest, sources said, giving Donald Trump a clear path to his party’s nomination.(...)

Patrick Pearse’s grandnephew, Patrick Pearse and his grandson Jamie Preston, pause to look at a plaque baring his name during a ceremony to commemorate Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, who were executed after the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Commemoration events have taken place in the Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol to mark 100 years since the start of the executions of the leaders(...)

Joe Higgins with AAA/People Before Profit TD Mick Barry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It may be Trotsky rather than Mao that inspires the AAA but when Cork left winger, Mick Barry takes his seat as a AAA/People Before Profit TD in Dáil (...)

US president Woodrow Wilson: he ordered General John J “Black Jack” Pershing to “pursue and disperse” the bandits

March 9th, 1916 The Cork St Patrick’s Day Committee, consisting of representatives from various societies, rejects an offer from the military authori(...)

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