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Congressman Brendan Boyle (left) has introduced a resolution outlining opposition to a hard border in Ireland.

A resolution opposing the re-imposition of a hard border in Northern Ireland has been introduced in the US Congress amid growing concern among the Iri(...)

Bella and Pat Barbuto, whose meals nourished my body and my soul during a period of transition for me.

He was Italian. She was Irish. Their home in Yonkers was often a refuge for me during the 1980s, my early years in America, as I grappled awkwardly wi(...)

66 bites were documented in 2018, compared with 88 the previous year. Photograph: iStock

Researchers at a university in the United States say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year. According to the University of Florida’(...)

The scene of the tragic accident near Magheraroarty, Co Donegal where four young men lost their lives on Sunday night. Photograph: North West Newspix

As the first real dusting of winter snow nestled on its hills and valleys, a cold stillness of grief and loss hung over West Donegal on Monday. The p(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, speaking at the World Meeting of Families in August 2018. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has expressed concern at “a growing polarisation within the Catholic Church and by certain groups (...)

US president Donald Trump  with British prime minister Theresa May  at Chequers,  Buckinghamshire, in July 2018. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

As British chancellor Phillip Hammond put a brave face on Brexit during talks with senior political and business figures this week at Davos, across th(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm pictured leaving court. File photograph:  Collins Courts

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has been moved to an open prison in Co Cavan. Drumm, who was convicted of conspiracy to defraud l(...)

Poet Mary Oliver, with her dog Ricky, at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida in 2013. Photograph: Angel Valentine/The New York Times

Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work, with its plain language and minute attention to the natural world, drew a wide following while (...)

Bernie Sanders participates in a news conference with Democratic politicians, in Washington, last week.  Photograph: Michael ReynoldS/EPA

Oppressive regimes hide economic inequalities with bread and circuses. The US does it with a mere idea: classlessness. It explains the national self-i(...)

Drivers are told by gardaí to blame increased checks on Minister for Transport Shane Ross, according to one Minister. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Increased drink driving checkpoints by An Garda Síochána, particularly in the mornings, as a result of tighter drink driving laws have come in for hea(...)

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