Íde B O’Carroll is from Lismore, Co Waterford. She  is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Íde B O’Carroll, PhD, is from Lismore, Co Waterford. She lives in the United States, where she is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachuse(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence is set to preside over a special joint session of Congress to announce officially the next president. Photograph: Nicole Craine/The New York Times

The US Congress meets on Wednesday to count the Electoral College votes reported by each state following November’s presidential election, and to anno(...)

 Nancy Pelosi  in Washington yesterday, In a letter to members ahead of the vote, Ms Pelosi said she was beginning the new session “full of pride” at her nomination as Speaker of the House.  Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Nancy Pelosi has been elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives for the fourth time, cementing her legacy as the first and only female speake(...)

 The lawsuit argued that Mike  Pence had discretion to decide what votes should count.  File photograph: AP/Lynne Sladky

A federal judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit from a Republican congressman that sought to allow vice president Mike Pence to reject Electoral College (...)

US president-elect Joe Biden waves as he arrives in Atlanta, Georgia, to campaign for Democratic candidates in the US senate  run-off election. Photograph: Jim Watson/Getty Images

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris should receive the coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible, leading immunologist Dr Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday, casting(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: “The electoral college has spoken.” Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Senior Republicans recognised Joe Biden as the president-elect of the United States on Tuesday as President Donald Trump continued to deny the outcome(...)

President-elect Joe Biden. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

As the Electoral College in the US votes to formally confirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election, the Irish business community is weighin(...)

 US president Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign visit to Capital Region International Airport, Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday. Photograph: Jeffrey Sauger/EPA

Michael Taylor is a lifelong Republican. The mayor of Sterling Heights, a suburb in northern Detroit, has already cast his vote for Joe Biden. The re(...)

Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55) has been elected as bishop of Connor

The newly elected Church of Ireland bishop of Connor is Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55). He succeeds Bishop Alan Abernethy, who retired at t(...)

Early voting at a  polling station at West Los Angeles College in Culver City, California on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA

As the midterm election campaign finally comes to a close on Tuesday, the issue of voter fraud and the integrity of the election process has again rai(...)

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