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A view of Liffey Street Lower,  in Dublin. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

This week, it was announced that a new pedestrian plaza in Dublin had been approved by city councillors. Last year, An Bord Pleanála refused planning (...)

You may or may not have heard of Gab, a social networking site that touts itself as an alternative to Twitter, “champion[ing] free speech, individual (...)

 The construction site of Royal Dutch Shell’s new plant, which  will produce more than a million tons of plastic, in the form of tiny pellets. Many in the Pittsburgh area see it as an economic engine, but others worry about the long-term harm. Photograph: The New York Times

The 386-acre property looks like a giant Lego set rising from the banks of the Ohio River. It is one of the largest active construction projects in th(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the media next to  the White House before flying to  Andrews Air Force Base and then on to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, in response to  two recent mass shootings. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters.

Protests overshadowed Donald Trump’s visit to the cities of Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas on Wednesday as the US president met survivors of two week(...)

Law enforcement near a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting took place. Photogaph: Adriana Zehbrauskas/The New York Time

Nineteen minutes before the first 911 call alerted authorities to a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, a hate-filled, anti-immigrant manife(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson is making great play of the bunker mentality. But, ultimately, the UK will have to cut a trade deal with the EU. Photograph: Simon Dawson/EPA

The Brexit saga has become a bizarre hostage situation: Boris Johnson is the kidnapper, the ransom is the backstop and Ireland is the hostage. Johnson(...)

US attorney general William Barr. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The US justice department has said the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003. Attorney general Wi(...)

Trump announced plans for a major firework display at the Lincoln Memorial. ‘Like no one had ever thought of fireworks on the Mall before’- this photo from 2000. Photograph:  William Philpott Reuters

Halloween is sugary. Thanksgiving is fattening and fraught. Christmas is expensive. New Year’s Eve is annoying. Memorial Day is laced with melancholy.(...)

Anthony O’Reilly is attempting to have his bankruptcy case in the Bahamas recognised in US courts. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

A US bankruptcy judge in Pittsburgh is delaying a decision on a second attempt by retired HJ Heinz chairman and CEO Sir Anthony O’Reilly to have his b(...)

 Tony Franco, co-founder and chief executive of SafeChain, which uses blockchain technology to prevent real-estate wire fraud and digitises property deed and title transfers.

Imagine it’s closing day on your new home. Early in the morning you get an email from the estate agent saying there has been a slight change of plan, (...)

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