Princess Mako of Japan and her fiance, Kei Komuro, a commoner who has come under intense public scrutiny. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi/AFP via Getty Images

Anyone who dreams of being a princess should probably have a chat with Princess Mako of Japan. On Friday, the agency that manages the affairs of Japan(...)

  Ireland’s Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty  pose with their bronze medals after the Women’s Four final   in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

They were more or less 200 metres from the finishing line when suddenly those fateful words from Aifric Keogh started racing around in my head. God kn(...)

 Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Emily Hegarty Age: 23 Event: Women’s Four Titles: World U23 Championships 2019 silver Club: UCC Rowing Club Another from the prolific Skibbe(...)

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Nicola Mitchell: ‘I don’t want to end up in snake oils. I’m a scientist so I want to understand mother nature.’ Photograph: Laura Hutton

If one were to draw up a list of rousing dinner party topics, it’s reasonable to suspect that veganism might get a look in while climate change could (...)

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(...)

Caoimhe Forde, originally from Leixlip, moved to New York in August 2011. Photograph: Montse Belver

Mastering her native language and culture has given Caoimhe Forde a key to the Big Apple. Originally from Leixlip in Co Kildare, Forde moved to Galway(...)

 Former director of the CIA John Brennan: ‘Joe Biden has all the things that Donald Trump lacks in a positive sense and more.’ Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

In the opening of his new book Undaunted, John Brennan recounts his first encounter with Donald Trump. The US president had won the election on Novemb(...)

Northwell Health chief executive Michael Dowling talks to New York governor Andrew Cuomo during a news conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center  in New York City. Photograph: Noam Galai/Getty Images

Just over two months ago, shortly before the world was tilted askew, Michael Dowling gave a public interview in Manhattan in which he was asked to dis(...)

George Gascón, the district attorney, has acknowledged that a disproportionate number of African Americans are prosecuted in the city, which led him to ask a troubling question: To what extent does bias affect the work of prosecutors? Photograph: Shawn Calhoun

While riding the train in San Francisco three years ago, a white man told an African-American man that he smelled bad and should move away from him. A(...)

Chief Justice Frank Clarke, speaking at Fordham University in New York, said there is an opportunity for Ireland to act in a significantly expanded way in dispute resolution in international litigation.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Brexit will create a significant opportunity for Ireland to become a centre for international dispute resolution, the Chief Justice, Frank Clarke, has(...)

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