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Summer nights: Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in Grease

The summer of 1958, in which Grease was set, looked a beguiling cocktail of hormonally charged lindy hops, leather pants and all-round frivolity. Whic(...)

Aer Lingus began services to Bradley airport in Hartford, Connecticut, two years ago as part of its transatlantic expansion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus will get up to €11.4 million over four years after agreeing to continue flying between Hartford, Connecticut, in the US and Dublin. The Ir(...)

Democrat Christine Hallquist, the first transgender woman to be selected to run for governor of a US state, at her primary election night party in Burlington, Vermont. Photograph: Caleb Kenna/Reuters

Democrats in Vermont have chosen the first transgender nominee for governor for a major US party, in primaries that also saw Minnesota Republicans rej(...)

Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on an indictment against him by special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, in Washington DC on June 15th. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A week before the Trump presidential campaign announced that it had hired Paul Manafort, a New York Yankees ticket specialist alerted him that his ann(...)

Economist Tim Lee,  predicted that Turkey’s currency would collapse. Now, he foresees a broader financial crisis. (Nick Hagen/The New York Times)

For the last seven years, Tim Lee has been warning that a financial crisis in Turkey would set off a wider calamity in global markets. Just about nob(...)

A still from the animated film ‘Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero’ for which Cork people raised €3 million.

Some might describe it as a shaggy dog story but the tale of how a stray mutt ended up as a sergeant in the US Army is being celebrated this week in C(...)

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

Clodagh McCoole: An Irish buyer needs to learn a new set of terms – faucet, garbage, closet, etc– and cope with many other cultural differences, when buying in the US.

Paying to water the grass is the hardest thing I’ve experienced as an Irish homeowner in Connecticut. But after five years of re-seeding burned patche(...)

Immigration activists hold up signs during rally to protest against the Trump administration’s immigration policy outside the White House in Washingtonon Saturday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

After a day of mass demonstrations against Donald Trump’s family separations policy and calls by prominent Democrats to abolish the federal Immigratio(...)

Developer Seán Dunne. On July 10th, a US court will hear  an application from Mr Dunne’s bankruptcy trustee seeking an additional loan to fund the investigation and administration of Mr Dunne’s bankruptcy estate.

Seán Dunne’s US bankruptcy official wants another interest-free loan of $250,000 (€215,000) from the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) and Ulst(...)

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