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 George Mitchell at  an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Belfast  Agreement at Queen’s University, Belfast, on April 10th, 2018. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Donald Trump was out of town this week, escaping to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to sit out the political controversies that continue to engulf his presidenc(...)

The Exorcist: William Friedkin at the steps where he filmed his horror film’s climatic scene, in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

When you’ve got a demonic child in Washington splattering dark stinking bile, croaking gibberish, spewing vulgar personal attacks, lying to sow confus(...)

With the wealth of inspiration that the homeliness of Christmas offers, Easter can appear to be literature’s second-string festival. As a festival, Ea(...)

Kim Jong-un in Beijing: the North Korean leader with Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, at a banquet at the Great Hall of the People. Photograph: KCNA via AP

Donald Trump has said he looks forward to meeting Kim Jong-un, following confirmation that the North Korean leader met his Chinese counterpart in Beij(...)

Michelle Rossi and her fourteen-year-old daughter Olivia  attended the march. Olivia, an eighth-grader from Maryland, has had her own experience with gun crime.  Photograph: Suzanne Lynch/The Irish Times

They came in their thousands. Shortly before noon on Saturday, students, parents and ordinary citizens from across the United States descended on Wash(...)

 Singer Miley Cyrus calls for action on gun control during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the US capital to call for tighter gun laws in one of the biggest mass protests se(...)

A student from Great Mills High School in Maryland  is comforted by a guardian a shooting there at on Tuesday. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

A 17-year-old student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school on Tuesday morning before dying after exchanging gunf(...)

Minister for Business  Heather Humphreys at the opening of Wisetek’s facility in Texas.

IT asset disposal firm Wisetek has opened a new operations centre in the United States, creating 25 jobs. The Cork-based company has added the Austin(...)

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(...)

 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Samuel Zeif (L) cries  during a listening session with  US president Donald Trump, at the White House, Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Are we reaching a turning point in the US’s attitude towards gun control? As the country came to grips with its fourth mass shooting in five months af(...)

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