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Bourbon Street in New Orleans earlier this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Yanti Turang, an emergency room nurse at a New Orleans hospital, walked out into the car park in full protective gear early this month to meet a woman(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful former vice president Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mandel Ngan /AFP/ Getty Images

Joe Biden scored decisive primary victories in Michigan and three other states on Tuesday, taking a big step toward the Democratic Party’s presidentia(...)

In a Word: Suit

Don’t you just hate those ‘relative’ puzzles. As in “If Teresa’s daughter is my daughter’s mother, what am I to Teresa? (A) Grandmother (B) Mother (C)(...)

Photograph: Kate Munsch/Reuters

Sandeep Mathrani, WeWork’s new chief executive, knows what it’s like to lead a company out of trouble. His former employer, General Growth Properties(...)

John Bolton: Said he was prepared to testify in the Senate impeachment trial if a subpoena was issued to compel him to appear. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

When Democrats push to call witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the coming days, the top target will be John Bolton(...)

Terence MacSwiney was sentenced to two years in jail on August 16th 1920 for possession of ‘seditious documents’.

The international impact that Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney had when he died in hunger strike in 1920 in Ireland’s struggle for freedom will be(...)

Eímear Noone

Galway woman Eímear Noone will become the first female orchestral conductor to perform during an Oscars television broadcast. Noone thanked the produ(...)

Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)  . Photograph: Johannes Eisele / AFP)

European shares reversed course and edged lower on Wednesday as US president Donald Trump threatened to impose high tariffs on imports of cars from th(...)

Prof Ruth Maher, inventor of a non invasive home treatment for stress urinary incontinence called Innovo, holding an ultrasound showing the impact of her device on the pelvic floor. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Life could have been quite different for Ruth Maher. She might now be edging toward retirement from the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). Instead, she c(...)

Fr Michael Mullaney,  president of St Patrick’s College Maynooth (pictured), said a new language of racism  has emerged in Irish  public and political discourse. Photograph: Maynooth College.

A new language of racism, “mostly opportunistic, understated, but no less toxic, has emerged in our public and political discourse” in Ireland, the pr(...)

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