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Aerial view of Scituate in autumn as the leaves turn to red.

Less than an hour’s drive south of Boston, the picturesque town of Scituate comes into view. The coastal town is located about half way between Boston(...)

 Rose Hanrahan was found strangled at her home in New Road, Thomondgate, Limerick on December 15th, 2017

One year ago, pensioner Rose Hanrahan was found strangled to death in her home in Thomondgate in the heart of Limerick City. A year on, the community (...)

David Walsh, founder and CEO of Netwatch at its office in Carlow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Eight months after its private equity-fuelled merger with two US companies and one from the UK, the Carlow security monitoring company, Netwatch, has (...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

The scene at the launch of the National Homeless and Housing Coalition demonstration which will take place from the Garden of Remembrance on December 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mass rallies calling for “radical action” to end the housing crisis would “continue and continue” until Government listened, campaigners have warned. (...)

James “Whitey” Bulger, the crime boss and law enforcement informant from Boston, who was killed in Hazelton prison in October. Photograph:  US Marshal Service via The New York Times

An unusual murder mystery is playing out inside the Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia. The prime suspects – inmates – are already locked up. The (...)

Democratic senators-elect Kyrsten Sinema  and Jacky Rosen  walk to the office of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer for a meeting at the US Capitol on Tuesday.   Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

Just over a week after Americans went to the polls in the midterm elections, the incoming members of Congress arrived in Washington on Tuesday for “or(...)

Jean McConville  with three of her children shortly before she disappeared in 1972

The primary yet unproven allegation in Patrick Radden Keefe’s book Say Nothing is that Marian Price was the third member of the three-person IRA squad(...)

 Former mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was a key figure in the Irish-American mobster world of south Boston and was also involved with the IRA. Handout photograph: US Marshals Service/US Department of Justice/Reuters

Irish-American criminal James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead in a West Virginia prison on Tuesday, bringing to an end the life of one of America’s mos(...)

An undated photograph of James “Whitey” Bulger holding the son of fellow gangster John Martorano. Photograph:  US attorney’s office of Massachusetts handout via Reuters

James “Whitey” Bulger, the South Boston mobster and FBI informer who was captured after 16 years on the run and finally brought to justice in 2013 for(...)

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