People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, where a gunman opened fire killing more than  50 people. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

Another day, another mass shooting in America. This time the carnage took place at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip, where more than 50 people (...)

President Michael D. Higgins receives a flute from Gary Batton, Chief of the Choctaw Nation, at  Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Maxwells

For the Chief of the Choctaw Nation, the Native American tribe, their donation of $170 to send food relief to the starving in Ireland during the Famin(...)

Choctaw Nation: Chief Gary Batton and sculptor Alex Pentek with Kindred Spirits, in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

The Irish people and the Choctaw nation are bonded by the difficulties they have endured and the resilience they have shown, the chief of the Native A(...)

Chief Gary Batton and a delegation of representatives from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will attend the unveiling of “Kindred Spirits” by Cork-based Alex Pentek

The generosity of a Native American tribe towards the people of Ireland at the height of the Great Famine will be recalled this weekend with the unve(...)

US president Donald Trump: has described climate change as a ‘hoax’ to international dismay. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

There are increasing signs the United States is poised to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, with US president Donald Trump due to make a decisi(...)

A picture of Chelsea Manning as appears on her verified Twitter account.

US army private Chelsea Manning has revealed her new look as a woman after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leakin(...)

Comedian Don Rickles speaking after receiving the Johnny Carson Award during the  2012 Comedy Awards in New York. File photograph: Stephen Chernin/ Reuters

Don Rickles, the master insult comic who created laughs with ridicule and sarcasm in a decades-long career that earned him the facetious nickname “Mr(...)

Yevgeny Yevtushenko – born July 18th, 1933; died April 1st, 2017 – reciting his poems in New York in 2006. Photograph: Jennifer Taylor/New York Times
Obituary: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, an internationally acclaimed poet with the charisma of an actor and the instincts of a politician whose defiant verse inspired a (...)

US president Donald J Trump shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch (left),  after announcing Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

In a 2005 essay titled Liberals ’N’ Lawsuits, Neil Gorsuch, then a corporate lawyer in Washington, DC, argued that “American liberals” had come to rel(...)

 US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’ Malley and his wife, Dena, with President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, in Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph:  Maxwell

Speaking to a gathering of Irish-Americans in Dublin on Tuesday in one of his final engagements, US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley spoke warmly (...)