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Former US vice-president Joe Biden at the Democratic National Convention in Pennsylvania in 2016. His aides he will not be dissuaded by the allegations from entering the presidential race. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the US House of Representatives, offered a measured defence of Joe Biden on Tuesday, arguing that the allegati(...)

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern: her best chance to reform arms ownership laws is to move fast before the gun lobby retaliates. Photograph: David Lintott/AFP

The last attempt to introduce tougher gun laws in New Zealand ended, as such attempts often do, in a balancing act. On the one hand, Paula Bennett, th(...)

A woman makes her way  through flood waters in Cork city on  February 4th, 2014. Flooding  had hit a large part of the country for a second day. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Business leaders in Cork have welcomed the OPW’s publication of its report on public consultation on a €140 million flood relief scheme for the city d(...)

Today we celebrate our planet, for it is Earth Day 2017, which is marked in over 193 countries on April 22nd every year

“Ground control to Major Tom, Ground Control to Major Tom . . . For here/Am I sitting in a tin can/ Far above the world/Planet Earth is blue/And there(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: Garda strike action would have negative effects on Garda and public morale. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has warned about the fallout from the threatened industrial action by gardaí. “In the event that it proceeds, such actio(...)

The fire at  the ESB substation in Inchicore, Dublin,  on Sunday night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

SORCHA POLLAK ESB Networks has said people are taking “their lives into their own hands” in their attempts to steal copper wire from locations such a(...)