US president Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said he wants a “comprehensive” FBI investigation into supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but stressed that it shoul(...)

Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building at the Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Win McNamee/Pool via Reuters

Fighting to salvage his nomination to the US Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh angrily and tearfully denied on Thursday a university professor’s accusati(...)

The words “Brett Kavanaugh must withdraw” are projected by demonstrators on to  the E Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse in Washington, DC, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

On Thursday, America’s deputy attorney general, who is said to have considered wearing a wire to record White House chaos, will discuss those reports (...)

Julie Swetnick said she observed the future US supreme court nominee at parties where women were verbally abused, inappropriately touched. Photograph: Twitter

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused Wednesday by another woman of having engaged in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Pr(...)

James enters the dining hall at Barretstown: “It was like getting our boy back. He was so happy and energised with all the activities he had done.”

This month was International Children’s Cancer Awareness Month, but few of us would be aware just how brutal an experience childhood cancer can be. Ap(...)

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies on the second day of his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing while  under fire for  sexual misconduct claims. Photograph: Saul  Loeb/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump stepped-up his defence of supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, accusing Democrats of orchestrating a “con game.(...)

Demonstrators protest against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Republicans doubled down on their support for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday after a second woman came forward and accused him of abu(...)

You spend a lot of time at work and if you can deepen its meaning for you, then you deepen the meaning of your life. Photograph: iStock

Towards the end of the last century, to get into the editorial department of The Irish Times from Fleet Street in Dublin city centre you had to talk t(...)

Shane Ross. Prof Cormac O’Dea says the Minister’s projected cost of €70 million might be correct if the grant only applied to those who provide more than 10 hours of childminding duties a week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The roll-out of the proposed “granny grant” payment to grandparents who carry out childminding duties could cost the State up to €400 million rather t(...)

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives with his wife Camille for a sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, US, June 12th, 2017. File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The wife of US comic Bill Cosby has called for a criminal investigation into the Philadelphia prosecutor behind her husband’s sexual assault convictio(...)

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