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Among those who worked on the railway were thousands of post-Famine Irish emigrants. File photograph: Getty

On this day 150 years ago one of the most important events in American history took place. A golden spike was driven into the ground to mark the com(...)

Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett ahead of the company’s annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday. Photographer: Houston Cofield/Bloomberg

Warren Buffett underlined his commitment to buy back shares of Berkshire Hathaway to the tens of thousands of shareholders at the company’s annual mee(...)

Andrey Kuznetsov, chief executive of KamaGames claims the token sale is an industry first

KamaGames, the Dublin-based gaming company, is seeking to raise $25 million (€22 million) in a token sale exploiting blockchain technology and the eth(...)

Garrett Matthias (5) did not want a solemn gathering for his funeral; he wanted a carnival-like atmosphere. Photograph: hamiltonsfuneralhome.com

Garrett Matthias (5) thought about what his funeral would look like one day. He did not want a solemn gathering; he wanted a carnival-like atmosphere.(...)

A Cherry Coke bottle featuring an image of US investor Warren Buffett. Berkshire Hathaway, founded by Buffett, is Coca-Cola’s largest investor. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images

Is Warren Buffett over the hill? Widely regarded as the greatest investor in history, the so-called Oracle of Omaha has enjoyed unprecedented investin(...)

Students arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  in support of the victims of the mass shooting on campus in Parkland, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

United and Delta airlines have both said they will end discount programmes with members of the National Rifle Association (NRA), following the second-(...)

Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, as cold weather continues through much of the province. Photograph: Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press via AP

Bone-chilling cold has gripped the middle of the US, putting paid to some new year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exp(...)

Statue of Fr Edward Flanagan donated by the Boys Town National Alumni Association Nebraska USA. It stands in the grounds of the Fr Edward Flanaghan Memorial Centre in Ballymoe in Co Galway. Photograph: David Sleator

We often talk about the negative effects of emigration on the life of rural communities. There is another side to the story, however. Our emigrants ha(...)

The modern face of the SUV, carrying the same moniker as the vehicle that did battle on the beaches

I nudge the bluff nose of the Jeep up a metal ramp, and we leave the safety of terra firma and enter the nautical world that will be our home for the (...)

Members of the Ponca tribe outside the hearing in Lincoln into the construction of the Keystone oil pipeline through Nebraska. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the ninth part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch travels to Nebraska It’s a (...)

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