Mannin beach between near Ballyconneely in Connemara Co Galway. Several US colleges have based their ‘study abroad’  modules in the wider area as a partnership with the Connemara Wes, community development organisation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When Prof Deborah Wickering comes across the name “Tully” back in Michigan’s Grand Rapids, her heart skips a little beat and she thinks of Connemara. (...)

US President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey. Photographs: Jim Lo Scalzo/Reuters, Gary Cameron/File Photo

President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to fire James Comey, the FBI director who had been leading an investigation into possible ties between Mr(...)

Amanda Abdon in front of the gift shop where she works in Mount Gilead, Ohio. Abdon, who voted for Donald Trump, is eager for a repeal of the health care tax penalty her boyfriend had to pay this year. Photograph: Andrew Spear/New York Times

The challenge Annette Cottrell pondered was how to grade US president Donald Trump’s stormy first full week on the job. A trade war bubbling up with M(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Zach Gibson and Damon Winter/The New York Times

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump crisscrossed the US on Monday, racing to sway undecided voters and to mobilise their supporters t(...)