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US president-elect Donald Trump  in the lobby of the New York Times building after a question-and-answer session with journalists. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Old habits die hard and, for Donald Trump, most are suffering a painfully slow death. The Republican has struggled in his transition from presidenti(...)

Dr Seán Healy director of Social Justice Ireland said: “(Basic income) has the potential to reduce bureaucracy dramatically and increase respect for care work while promoting entrepreneurship and engagement with education, among other things.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The payment of a “basic income” allowance to everyone in Ireland regardless of means would reduce the cost of bureaucracy and potentially eliminate mo(...)

Bernie Sanders with Tulsi Gabbard (left): Donald Trump’s first meeting of the day at Trump Tower in New York was with Ms Gabbard. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s unorthodox US presidential transition continued on Monday when he held talks with one of the most prominent supporters of leftwing Demo(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It was January. Outside it was winter, but inside the Mullingar hotel the mood was so sunny you had to wear sunglasses. Reading back on reports of th(...)

Three new Trump appointments: US Representative from Kansas Mike Pompeo, retired Lt Gen Michael Flynn, and Senator Jeff Sessions. Composite: AFP/Getty Images

President-elect Donald Trump has announced the nomination of Alabama senator Jeff Sessions as US attorney general and Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo a(...)

The Gypsea Lust blog and its alleged copy: was the storm-in-a-teacup non-story just another hoax?

In the final section of Jennifer Egan’s brilliant novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, Alex is hired by musician turned executive Bennie Salazar to fin(...)

Stephen Colbert  Photograph: Reuters/Jim Bourg

“Reality has a well-known liberal bias,” as US comedian Stephen Colbert once put it, lampooning George W Bush, who was sitting just a few feet away at(...)

Democratic senators Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders and Debbie Stabenow: the party wants  to bridge the gap between the   leadership and key constituencies. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Democrats, still reeling from Donald Trump’s shock win and heavy losses in last week’s US elections, took the first steps towards uniting the party t(...)

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders campaigning for Hillary Clinton during the US presidential election. “There needs to be a profound change in the way the Democratic Party does business,” he says. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, the democratic socialist who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, has led the calls for sou(...)

US president Barack Obama:  Lost touch with his revolutionary side and settled comfortably into being an Ivy League east coast cerebral elitist who hung out with celebrities. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

You know how desperate president Obama is – as he contemplates all his accomplishments going down the drain at the hands of a man he has total contemp(...)

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