National potato day: try Maris Piper for making chips and for roasting. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Happy Potato Day, everybody! For the day that’s in it we thought we’d dig up all the interesting things we could find about the humble spud. 1 Irish (...)

Martin McGuinness at the Public Accounts Committee Project Eagle hearing at Leinster House: “I think they were very, very close, that’s my view.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness told TDs that he believed former first minister Peter Robinson and ex-Nama adviser Frank Cus(...)

In his opening statement, William Soffe told the committee the board stood over the sale, the sales process, the price achieved and also rejected any suggestion that the agency’s Northern Ireland advisory member Frank Cushnahan had any specific knowledge or bore any influence.

Political sensitivities in Stormont over a southern State agency controlling assets in its jurisdiction may have been a factor in Nama’s Project Eagle(...)

The  debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump is expected to set new TV viewership records with some pundits expecting as many as 100 million to tune in. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The significance of presidential debates in determining the outcome of the US elections have themselves long been the subject of debate by presidenti(...)

Moving east out of Belfast, the terraced houses in the lee of the now silent cranes of the Harland and Wolff shipyard gradually yield to the leafy, m(...)

Indiana governor Mike Pence has been selected by Donald Trump to be his running mate. Mr Pence hails from an Irish Catholic family with grandparents from Sligo and Clare. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has formally named Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, ending weeks of speculati(...)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: on some foreign policy issues, it’s Hillary the Hawk against Donald the Quasi-Dove. Photographs: Damon Winter/Zach Gibson/The New York Times

It seems odd, in this era of gender fluidity, that we are headed toward the most stark X versus Y battle since Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Donal(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: “The most enjoyable thing about the Trump phenomenon has been watching him make monkeys out of a lot of people who had it coming.”   Photograph: Robert F Bukaty/AP

Here’s why the Trump campaign is wicked fun: I watched Donald Trump in New York for decades, as a bachelor swanning, a party fixture mingling, a maste(...)

The Treasury Building, home to Nama, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The key architects of the deal that ultimately became Nama’s sale of its Project Eagle loans to US investor Cerberus last year were accountant David W(...)

Arlene Foster: The Department of Finance and Personnel  has no records to suggest that departmental officials had ‘sight’ of correspondence, according to the acting First Minister. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There are no official records of “the content of any discussions” between former Northern Ireland finance minister Sammy Wilson and Brown Rudnick, (...)