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Like Kimmy, Kemper is chirpy and upbeat, endlessly polite and sincere.

In a hotel room high up in the Manhattan skyline, I’m trying not to confuse the actor Ellie Kemper with her Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt character. Kemp(...)

Young Bernie Sanders supporters hold Bernie posters before the campaign rally at Washington Square Park in New York on Wednesday night.  Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Thousands of Bernie Sanders’s supporters descended on Washington Square Park in Manhattan on Wednesday evening, bringing even more colour and energy t(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (centre left) puts his arm around Japan’s foreign minister Fumio Kishida after they and fellow G7 foreign ministers laid wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima. Photogaph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US secretary of state has John Kerry visited the Hiroshima memorial, delivering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades aft(...)

Paul Linehan (Annie Moore’s Irish relative), genealogist Megan Smokenyak and Michael Schulman (Annie Moore’s American relative) with a photograph of Annie Moore arriving at Ellis Island on January 1st, 1892 with her brothers, Anthony and Philip. Photograph: Megan Smolenyak

An Irish descendant of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island, has spoken about meeting Moore’s American relatives for the fir(...)

Former INLA prisoner Malachy McAllister walking in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade alongside Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald and president Gerry Adams.

New York and New Jersey congressmen will introduce and support a Bill in Congress next week aimed at postponing the deportation of a former Irish Nati(...)

Pat Davin – a renowned athlete from Carrick-on-Suir and brother of Maurice Davin (co-founder and first president of the GAA) – kept a diary during the 1888 month-long hurling tour of US cities. The diary goes under hammer on April 23rd

More than half the hurlers and athletes who participated in the GAA’s first “junket” to America absconded in New York and failed to return to Ireland.(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panana. The firm has branches in Hong Kong, Miami, Zurich and more than 35 other places around the globe . The firm is one of the world’s top creators of shell companies, corporate structures that can be used to hide ownership of assets.

A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and reveals how associates of Russian President Vlad(...)

Mossack Fonseca’s office in Panama: Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

Mossack Fonseca & Co. had a problem in Vegas. Legal papers filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas claimed that the Panama-based law firm had(...)

Bill Clinton at an Irish-American event in New York City: He implored political opponents to find common ground in a speech that evoked the 1916 Proclamation of the Easter Rising. Photograph: Peter Foley

Former US president Bill Clinton urged Americans to encourage Irish politicians to “find a way through a splintered electorate” to form a government a(...)

Award-winning actor Patty Duke at an unveiling ceremony for  her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, California, in  August 2004. Duke has passed away at the age of 69. File photograph: Jim Ruymen/Reuters

Patty Duke, an Oscar-winning actor renowned in the mid-20th century as a child star of stage, film and television who went on to cultivate a respected(...)

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