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The rail line at Ballycar, Newmarket On Fergus, Co Clare on the Limerick to Ennis route is expected to remain closed for about six weeks because of flooding. Photograph: Press 22

Transport networks are recovering after the havoc across Ireland caused by yesterday’s storm. Some delays and cancellations have been re(...)

 Police  work to assist motorists as they attempt to drive up a hill covered in snow in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern US yesterday, crippling travel, grounding flights, knocking out power to 363,000 customers and (...)

François Hollande arrives at city hall in San Francisco yesterday.  Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

French president François Hollande sought to breathe life into France’s sluggish economy by wooing investment from the new media world on a whi(...)

Dennis McGuire, a murderer and rapist, was executed with an untested combination of drugs by the state of Ohio on January 16th. Photograph: Ohio department of rehabilitation and corrections via the New York Times

America Letter: Ohio’s execution of convicted murderer Dennis McGuire earlier this month with a new two-drug experimental concoction has stirred up(...)

Greenpeace activists hold up a banner reading “Nuclear Free Pacific” as one of two ships carrying a cargo of weapons-grade nuclear waste passes through international waters off Australia in 2002. Photograph: Greenpeace/Sandy Scheltema

Two hundred and 40 years ago today citizens in the city of Boston, wearing Mohawk Indian costumes to disguise their identity, boarded a ship docked in(...)

A tree is hung with birdhouses bearing the name of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims as part of a memorial in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut. Photograph: Reuters

One of the 6-year-olds was so sweet his teacher said he should have come to school wrapped in a bow.Another loved princess tea parties, Justin Bieber(...)

A neighborhood playground in Washington DC.  Irish children in the US  are under pressure to blend in with their peers. Photograph: Getty Images

It was always going to happen; I just I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. There are few traces of little Amy Rose Carswell’s Dublin accent left afte(...)

Motorists have a hard time with packed ice on  the Pioneer Parkway in Arlington, Texas, yesterday. Photograph: Brandon Wade/EPA

Freezing weather in the US gripped parts of Texas and Arkansas today, with hundreds of thousands of people coping in the cold without power after a wi(...)

Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell played up his Mayo connections in his letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The governor of Virginia has written to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging him to reject proposals to introduce plain cigarette packaging. In a letter(...)

Cathal Armstrong and his wife with Barack and Michelle Obama

Americans sat down to consume an estimated 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, with traditional side dishes of sweet potato and marshm(...)

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