A woman lights a candle at the Star of David memorials at the Tree of Life synagogue  after a mass shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Jared Wickerham/EPA

Growing up in Northern Ireland, I became familiar with guns seeing British soldiers with rifles at the ready, crouched in ditches or poised at the sli(...)

 Ed Sheeran performing in the Phoenix Park last week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar were the biggest winners at the 2018 Billboard music awards, with six wins each. Sheeran triumphed in some of the most (...)

Mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday. Photograph: AP

Texas on Saturday will likely release the names of nine students and a teacher killed by a gunman, identified by authorities as a 17-year-old student (...)

Emergency personnel and law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus in Santa Fe, Texas. Photograph: KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP

At least 10 people have died after a 17-year-old student opened fire at a high school in Texas on Friday, in the latest in a series of school shooting(...)

Students hold a moment of silence during a rally while taking part in National School Walkout Day to protest school violence on April 20th, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Jim Young/Getty Images

Students across the US have streamed out of their schools in the latest round of gun control protests following the February shooting at a high school(...)

Crowds gather during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on March 24th, 2018

Remington Outdoor Co Inc, one of the largest US makers of firearms, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday to carry out a debt-cutting deal with c(...)

Demonstrators participate in a March for Our Lives rally  on Saturday in Killeen, Texas. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organised by survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that left 17 dead, took place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

When my daughter was three, she came home from school with a note in her backpack telling us there had been a school-shooter drill that day. I didn’t (...)

 Singer Miley Cyrus calls for action on gun control during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the US capital to call for tighter gun laws in one of the biggest mass protests se(...)

Israelis and Americans participate the “March for Our Lives” rally supporting gun control in the US, outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Oded Balilty/AP

Hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected to descend on Washington on Saturday for an anti-gun protest, as calls for tighter control intensify (...)

A student from Great Mills High School in Maryland  is comforted by a guardian a shooting there at on Tuesday. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images

A 17-year-old student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school on Tuesday morning before dying after exchanging gunf(...)

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