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Playboy model Karen McDougal has sued a media company she says paid her $150,000 to keep quiet about an affairshe says she had with US president Donald Trump.  Photograph: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

US president Donald Trump faced legal challenges from women on two fronts on Tuesday as a defamation lawsuit brought by a former Apprentice TV show co(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar walks down a street in the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York, the latest stop on his visit to the US.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fáilte Ireland raised concerns about a wind farm opposed by Donald Trump six months after the then minister for tourism Leo Varadkar passed on the bil(...)

George Plimpton plays against a blindfolded Paul Magriel in 1977

Long after his participatory journalism heyday had passed, George Plimpton got into the arena to measure himself against the professionals one more ti(...)

Martin Shkreli: at Friday’s sentencing hearing, he said: “Prison has been a heartbreaking experience. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Martin Shkreli, the disgraced biotech entrepreneur, was sentenced on Friday to seven years in jail for fraud, concluding a saga that began when he bec(...)

American orator, abolitionist, writer and escaped slave, Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) pictured circa 1880. Photograph: MPI/Getty Images

Last week in the elegant surroundings of the Yale Club in New York, educators and historians from across the United States gathered for the annual Fre(...)

Instead of enjoying the snow, you might be one of the unlucky ones, however, who woke up to a home-related headache

So. You’ve woken up to the aftermath of the Beast From The East. If you’re lucky, you’re looking out at snow-capped rooftops, chocolate-box vistas and(...)

Casey, a nine-year-old female pit bull mix, dressed and ready for a walk. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

They are the cold-weather bane of city dog owners, dog walkers and the dogs themselves – the salt and chemical de-icers that are sprinkled on streets (...)

David Browne pictured at the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There was little doubt David Browne would follow a road familiar to his ancestors and become an architect. Even as he started secondary school in Clon(...)

Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

Central Park: keen birders can find as many as 100 species here on a single autumn day. Photograph: iStock

Lou Reed’s quintessential 1970s hymn to New York nightlife, Walk on the Wild Side, is limited to the strange behaviour of the human animal. Over recen(...)

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