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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(...)

The organisations that have weathered the pandemic well are those whose leaders quickly grasped the reality of the situation rather than downplaying the problems.

One of the ironies of the coronavirus pandemic is that it has created both stasis and change at the same time. On a personal level the virus has kept (...)

Dee Forbes, RTÉ director general

RTÉ’s finances have improved so much in recent weeks that the broadcaster is now expecting to end the year in a close to break-even position, accordin(...)

One man and his alarm clock: A cropped version of the photo taken at   McGinn’s Hop Store in Woodquay, Galway city on Monday evening. Photograph: McGinn’s Hop Store/Facebook

He is already known as the man with the clock. When publican Fergus McGinn took a photograph of one of his customers and put it on his Facebook page, (...)

US president Donald Trump at  a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida in 2016. Trump will deliver his Republican convention speech in Jacksonville, inside an arena that holds 15,000 people in August. File photograph: Scott McIntyre/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump has demanded that those attending his first election rally of the summer, must sign a declaimer stating they will not sue hi(...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

Remdesivir emerged from a collaboration to find antiviral drugs during the west African Ebola epidemic of 2013-16 that involved Gilead, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Of all the drugs being tested to fight the new coronavirus, people have invested most hope in remdesivir. A leaked report on Thursday night of positiv(...)

John Prine in Nashville in 2016. Photograph: Kyle Dean Reinford/The New York Times

Born: October 10th, 1946 Died: April 7th, 2020 John Prine, who has died aged 73 due to complications of Covid-19, was a highly influential American s(...)

  Dermot Shea at the press conference announcing that he will be the new NYPD commissioner. Photograph: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

Irish American Dermot Shea will become the fourth consecutive Irish-American to lead the NYPD. James O’Neill, who stepped down on Monday after three y(...)

Dermot Shea leaves City Hall in New York with his wife, Serena, after being named commisioner of the New York Police Department – the largest police force in the United States. Photograph: Dave Sanders/The New York Times

The New York Police Department has long been known as a bastion of Irish-America. On Monday that tradition continued when Dermot Shea was named the ne(...)

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