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US president Donald Trump listens during a briefing on the federal response to Hurricane Michael at the Oval Office on Wednesday. Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, with 155mph winds, making it  the strongest storm to hit the continental US since 2004. Photograph: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Democrats may be more energised than Republicans to vote in next month’s mid-term elections in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation (...)

Pope Francis smiles as he leaves following the weekly general audience at St Peter’s square in the Vatican. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to “hiring a hit man” to eliminate a problematic person. Abortion is a raging political battle(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur, who own Ashers Bakery in Belfast, arrive at the Supreme Court in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

A Belfast bakery did not discriminate against a gay man when it refused to bake a cake with a message supporting gay marriage, the British supreme cou(...)

The Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, said the Supreme Court could not see any risk that  rights which Thomas O’Connor may have will not be fully respected if surrenders to the UK.

A significant European court judgment that extradition to the UK should not be refused on Brexit grounds has effectively decided an Irishman’s separat(...)

US president Donald Trump shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump doubled down on his defence of Brett Kavanaugh as he apologised to the supreme court justice on behalf of the nation “for th(...)

Taylor Swift: “I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin colour, gender or who they love.” Photograph: John Shearer/Getty Images

Taylor Swift, the pop music titan who has been notably apolitical in turbulent political times, broke her silence Sunday and endorsed two Democratic c(...)

Senator Lindsey Graham  speaks to reporters after the final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday. The process brings to completion Graham’s transformation from Trump critic to Trump lackey. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost eve(...)

Mr Justice Clarke noted that historically the Irish courts have kept close contact with courts in the UK, particularly in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Chief Justice Frank Clarke has called for more “direct dialogue” between senior members of the judiciary from across the European Union to give added (...)

Fiona Muldoon, CEO at FBD. Photograph: Alan Betson

FBD’s stock surged by 25 per cent in the past year, buoyed by better-than-expected profits and mounting speculation that the insurer could become a ta(...)

Comedian Amy Schumer is led away after she was arrested during a protest against the proposed confirmation of supreme court nominee  Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh is expected to be confirmed as a US supreme court justice this weekend after Republican senator Susan Collins said she would endorse h(...)

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