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A mural depicting George Floyd in Minneapolis. He died after a policeman in the course of an arrest pressed his knee down on the prone man’s  neck for eight minutes. Four policemen were subsequently dismissed.  Photograph: Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times

The stark reality of race relations in 21st-century America was laid bare in the nation’s heartland this week. On Monday, a 46-year-old African-Ameri(...)

The man is also charged with two counts of criminal damage, as well 16 road traffic offences

A man charged with endangerment after he allegedly rammed a Garda Armed Support Unit at a checkpoint in Cork has failed in his bid to be released on b(...)

Sybil Connolly. Photograph: Jack McManus, June 13th, 1953

Since 1991, March has been designated Irish-American Heritage Month in the United States and the contributions and achievements of Irish immigrants an(...)

Three of the new stamps celebrating groundbreaking Irish women. Photograph: An Post

A magazine editor, a Hollywood actress, an aviator, an Olympian and an artist are set to appear on a new set of colourful stamps which have been issue(...)

Andrew Cash  was brought before a special sitting of Cork District Court

A man (28) has been charged and remanded in custody after two gardaí had their vehicle rammed by a car at an armed Garda checkpoint in Co Cork. Andre(...)

Irish woman Carmel Snow, who was editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The recently widowed Annie White was charged with managing the Irish Village Concession at the 1893 Chicago World Fair following the untimely death of(...)

Former US president Barack Obama in March   2013. Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

Normal People by Irish author Sally Rooney was among Barack Obama’s favourite reads of 2019 alongside a book about the Troubles . He took to social m(...)

Carson believed “the war was won in childhood”; that if an early relationship with nature was established, a child would be more likely to grow up with a strong sense of care for the environment. Photograph: iStock

On a stormy autumn night, sometime in the early 1950s, the conservationist Rachel Carson took her 20-month-old grandnephew to the seafront. She wrappe(...)

A portrait of William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922)  in 1917. Photograph: Albert Witzel/ Public Domain

Alfred Hitchcock once asserted that “When we tell a story in cinema, we should resort to dialogue only when it’s impossible to do otherwise”. Yet whil(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  visits the Global Ireland marquee at the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien Behal

Those involved in negotiating the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union are effectively “writing history”, and missteps made now will be felt (...)

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