Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has been a disaster, not just because of this dismal electoral result but because of a complete inability to read the public mood. Photograph: Getty Images

The Conservative landslide does not mean that the Brexit divide has gone away. Clearly neither of the two biggest political parties in Britain are in (...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

As Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House passes the one-year mark this weekend, many are reflecting on a presidency that most people never thought (...)

Publisher Niall O’Dowd: said Government envoy John Deasy’s numbers for the undocumented Irish in the US were incorrect. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s new estimate that there are close to 10,000 Irish living illegally in the US – down from 50,000 – has been supported by a Washington-(...)

‘Spencer is reviled for his intolerance of difference and somewhat dismissive view of others’ humanity. The person who punched him, though clearly offended by that, is more akin to Spencer than he likely realised.’

Prominent alt-righter Richard Spencer was punched in the face last Friday while giving an interview in Washington. Spencer is a controversial figure,(...)

Irish universities such as Trinity College Dublin have slipped in international rankings. It is “unwise and undesirable to give the league tables so much weight”, said the Hepi report. Photograph: iStock

Governments and colleges should ignore international university rankings because they are flawed and unreliable, according to an analysis by a UK high(...)

President-elect Donald Trump during a meeting with reporters, columnists and company leadership from the New York Times, at the publication’s headquarters in New York. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

US President-elect Donald Trump has renounced the “alt-right” white supremacist group that has celebrated his election to the White House with Nazi sa(...)

A video by The Atlantic shows Richard Spencer shouting ‘Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!’ Photograph: The Atlantic/Youtube screengrab

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned an alt-right conference in Washington over the weekend where some members performed a Hitler salute (...)

Abuse on the micro-blogging social media platform has been a persistent complaint among users. Photograph: Getty Images

Twitter has suspended some accounts associated with the alt-right movement as the social media company added tools to curb abuse and harassment. Amo(...)

In an interview on Saturday, Donald Trump appeared to soften his stance on a number of sweeping campaign pledges. Photograph:  Mandel NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

US president-elect Donald Trump says he will deport or imprison up to three million undocumented immigrants when he takes office next year. Mr Trump(...)

 The Gyeondyo-bar, which translates to “hang in there”:  South Korea was neck-and-neck with Ireland in 2015 in the alcohol consumption stakes, according to World Health Organisation data, with an average of 10.9 litres per capita per annum.  Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

A chain of South Korean convenience shops is offering cold comfort to those recovering from over-indulgence in alcohol with the introduction of an ice(...)

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