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Charleston, South Carolina was declared to be the friendliest place in the world while Sydney finished in second spot just ahead of dear old Dublin

In Ireland we like nothing better than being told how friendly we are. It doesn’t matter how many times we see smacked out skobies thieving mobile ph(...)

Young mourners, many J1 students, attend a candlelight vigil in Berkeley the night after the Irish students were killed when a balcony in an apartment collapsed during a party. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/AP Photo

He is an Irish guy, originally from Longford. A year on, he is still unnamed. He runs a small landscaping business up in Vallejo in the northern part (...)

In simple terms, a universal basic income (UBI) is an income which is provided without conditions to every adult and child

There’s nothing new about the concept; as long ago as 1797 political activist Thomas Paine proposed it in his pamphlet Agrarian Justice. However in r(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Oakland, California, on Monday. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders began another mass rally, this one in Oakland, California, with his usual shtick about being written off as a fringe candidate a year a(...)

People stand in silence during a memorial for those who lost their lives after a balcony gave way in Berkeley, California,  June 17th, 2015. File photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The decision by a US district attorney not to bring charges over last summer’s fatal balcony collapse closes the door on a criminal prosecution, but w(...)

Workers looking at the broken joists of a fourth-storey balcony that collapsed  killing six Irish students and injuring seven others.

In a move that is expected to streamline complicated litigation involving last June’s deadly balcony collapse in Berkeley, a California judge said on (...)

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