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US president Joe Biden: Foreign affairs are where a president really is as powerful as the job’s outward grandeur suggests. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

It is the zebra-shirted guitarist in the background who completes the tableau. A video is doing the rounds that shows Donald Trump taking to post-pres(...)

Gardaí at the scene of this week’s murder at Robinson’s Court as local residents pass by. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost inevitably, any report from the scene of a murder in Ireland will include a neighbour saying that “nothing like this ever happens around here”(...)

Modmo chief executive Jack O’Sullivan in the company’s Vietnamese production facility

Modmo, an Irish electric bike maker, has closed a €1 million seed investment round and intends to raise a similar amount in debt shortly. Founder and(...)

 President Michael D Higgins in the grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin. There is no doubt that Higgins’s presidency is and has been consequential, substantial and  significant. Photograph: Tony Maxwell

In a way, he seems ageless. The familiar voice with its characteristic intonations, the careful and deliberate bearing, the thousand-watt smile, the g(...)

Little Red Edu founder Anna Carmody: ‘There are a number of big players in the English language learning apps market, but they do not have our focus on pronunciation and don’t use speech recognition.’

Little Red Edu is an interactive English language tuition platform founded in June 2020 by teacher and musician Anna Carmody. The platform is aimed at(...)

US consul general in Shanghai James Heller plays table tennis during a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Ping-pong diplomacy’,  in Shanghai on April 10th. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP

There are hot wars that have been less exhaustively dramatised than the cold one. Thirty years after the USSR fell, I walk into one of the District of(...)

Anti-coup protesters flash three-fingered symbol of resistance as they gather to pray for those who died during a protest against the military in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Photograph: AP

Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Monday and called for more co-ordinated nationwid(...)

The Isle of Man has three times as many deaths from Covid-19 as Taiwan – in absolute numbers. Photograph: iStock

Maybe when this is all over, we can address one of the great questions that hangs over responses to the pandemic in the West. It is the question of ra(...)

G Gordon Liddy died on Tuesday at the age of 90, surrounded by family at the home of his daughter in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Photograph: Roberto Borea/AP

G Gordon Liddy, a former agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States who helped orchestrate the 1972 Watergate break-in, a crime(...)

Prof Joseph Stiglitz. Photograph: Eric Luke

Since the second World War, most countries have used gross domestic product (GDP) as the core metric for prosperity and for generally gauging how well(...)

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