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John Neilan in Berlin at his co-working space Tuesday

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week John Neilan, who is orig(...)

Christian Heyne, who lost his mother to gun violence, urges Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to legislate on background checks. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

There were tentative signs yesterday [Wednesday] that Congress was considering new measures on gun control, as the fall-out from two back-to-back mass(...)

US national security advisor John Bolton arrives for a meeting with Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid at Downing Street in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Irish officials in Washington have stepped-up efforts to highlight Ireland’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast agreement, following s(...)

US president Donald Trump  posing with a two-month-old mass shooting survivor held by Melania Trump:  grinning, the US leader  give the thumbs-up.  Photograph: Flotus/EPA

One of the most totemic pictures of the Obama era was a White House photo showing the president bowing to let a five-year-old black boy touch his hair(...)

 Guns and ammunition on sale at a shop in Sacramento, California.  About a third of US gun owners have five guns or more, figures show. Photograph: Andrew Burton/The New York Times

Donald Trump left Washington on Friday for a 10-day working vacation at his Bedminster golf course in New Jersey following a week which left Americans(...)

US president Donald  Trump: claims Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden is “not playing with a full deck”. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US president Donald Trump on Friday expressed confidence that new laws on background checks would be agreed in response to last weekend’s mass shootin(...)

Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini: “Italians need certainties and a government capable of acting.” Photograph:  Remo Casilli

Italy’s deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, has called for “swift” elections, saying the current governing coalition no longer holds a majority in (...)

Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg  testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in April 2018. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

As Democrats reeled from Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 2016 US presidential election, thoughts soon turned to who could take on the Republican p(...)

Mourners at a vigil in Dayton, Ohio, where a mass shooting took place early on Sunday morning. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/New York Times

The death toll from Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, may have been higher if police officers had not responded to the attack within min(...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with fellow House Democrats on the steps outside the US Capitol. She is derided by the far left for her pragmatism, despite being a long-time target for Republicans. Photograph: Getty

After I interviewed Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, The HuffPost huffed that we were Dreaded Elites because we were eating chocolates and – horror of ho(...)

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