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Debris and destruction in Mexico Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Michael went through the area on Wednesday. Photograph: Bronte Wittpenn/Tampa Bay Times via AP.

The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to 18 people across four states on Friday as rescuers, hampered by power and phone outages, used cadaver do(...)

Lone Star state: Beto O’Rourke at a rally in Texas this week. Photograph: Loren Elliott/Getty

It’s Saturday night in downtown Austin and along the banks of the Colorado river tens of thousands of people have gathered for an open-air concert. Th(...)

John Fitzpatrick, chairman of the Ireland Funds, said the charity had retained an outside law firm to conduct an independent review.

Over the course of its 42-year history, the Ireland Funds, in its various guises, has been a force for a lot of good on this island, raising about $60(...)

President and chief executive of The Ireland Funds Kieran McLoughlin: “the Dallas incident did occur on my watch. As chief executive, I have to take responsibility for that. Leadership has consequences and this crystallised my decision to leave.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The American Ireland Funds charity, which has raised $600 million, has taken legal action against a former employee at its Dallas, Texas, office for t(...)

Amada Hilton Sawyer of Irish Girl in Brooklyn confesses to passions that include antiques, mid-century furniture and lighting.

New York style comes to Limerick Given a choice, who would pick Limerick over New York? Amanda Hilton Sawyer, for one. After years in the Big Apple s(...)

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Prof Christine Blasey Ford, testify in Washington. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Two weeks of chaos clouding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process culminated Thursday in a hearing that was stunning, even in a t(...)

Pale Waves: ‘It was never a conscious decision to be a contradiction: to play pop and dress quite goth-like. It definitely takes people by surprise’

On April 4th last year, Pale Waves played to a smattering of curious punters in the stygian boudoir that is Dublin’s Academy 2. The audience was enthu(...)

 Connor Green, consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Temple St Children’s Hospital,   carried out the first Irish hip joint transplant using a donor femoral head bone. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A 12-year-old boy has become the first person in Ireland to undergo a new transplant procedure to replace a damaged hip joint using a donor femoral he(...)

Texas police  officers gather near the scene where a woman’s  body was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Saturday. Photograph: Danny Zaragoza/The Laredo Morning Times via AP.

A US Border Patrol supervisor has been charged over the murders of four female sex workers following an alleged two-week killing spree. Webb County D(...)

Volunteers from all over North Carolina have been  helping to rescue residents and their pets from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence  in New Bern, North Carolina. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As the flat-bottomed fishing boat crept into a swirling river that had once been Summer Haven Lane, Tray Tillman scanned the brown floodwaters and hal(...)

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