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Guns on display inside the Ohio Gun, Knife and Military Show  Tallmadge, Ohio in November 2016. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The Republican-controlled US Congress has scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally in the White House to reverse y(...)

Barack  Obama: the thing that brings people together to have the courage to take action  is not just that they care about the same issue, it’s that they have shared stories. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Q: These books that you gave to your daughter Malia on the Kindle, what were they? Some of your favourites? A: I think some of them were sort of th(...)

Harte scans the horizon for a herd: “There’s very little infrastructure there – we have to bring in our own water. But it’s funny how little you really need to be totally comfortable and happy.”

David Attenborough has a lot to answer for. I don’t even own a kitten, and yet I struggled to get through an episode of Planet Earth – which complete(...)

St Nicholas of Myra, said to be the inspiration for Santa Claus, as visualised after facial reconstruction by scientists in Liverpool

At last, it can be revealed what Santa Claus really looks like. Away with your Victorian or Coca Cola images. This is the real, real thing, as establi(...)

Family members  of victims of the  Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting grieve at Newtown, Connecticut, US, on December 14th, 2012. File photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

After six-year-old Noah Pozner was murdered along with 19 other school children and six adult staff in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook primary school (...)

Donald Trump points to supporters at the end of his rally at the SNHU Arena on Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Donald Trump returned to New Hampshire, scene of his first political victory, with news of support from two local sports heroes, New England Patriots (...)

Katie Murphy   died after the car she was travelling in hit a wall on Cliff Road, Newtown in Tramore at about 8.20pm. Photograph: Paul F Murphy Facebook page

Family and friends have paid tribute to teenager Katie Murphy who was killed in a car crash in Co Waterford on Wednesday. The 16-year-old from Balli(...)

A teenage girl has died in a road collision in Co Waterford.

A 16-year-old girl has died after the car she was travelling in struck a wall on Wednesday night. Two other teenage passengers, a girl and a boy bot(...)

The Mill Enterprise Centre: within a few months of opening, it was home to 15 companies in sectors from gaming and social media to financial services and engineering and was rapidly running out of space.

In May 2014 the doors opened at The Mill, Drogheda’s purpose-built enterprise centre on the Newtown Link Road. What makes it somewhat different to oth(...)

Lismore, Co Waterford: Situated close to the river Blackwater, Lismore is a charming and historical town with a wealth of heritage to discover

A round practically every corner in Ireland’s Ancient East you can discover fascinating echoes of the past. This region holds some of the world’s fin(...)

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