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Doyle on the ring floor after being knocked down in the first round of his fight against Eddie Phillips at White City, London in 1939. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The dappled sunlight spread further across the Tolka Park pitch. A faulty gramophone spat out the tune of Come Back to Erin. A capacity crowd at the o(...)

 Donald Trump greets supporters outside Trump Towers in Manhattan on Saturday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, facing eroding support from his party over lewd remarks about women, goes into a second presidential (...)

Sligo-Leitrim TD John Perry failed to be selected at the constituency convention but was later added to the ticket in the wake of his litigation, which cost the party an estimated €500,000 in legal charges. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Fine Gael needs “a lot more transparency in the operation of the party”, its Ardfheis has been told in a debate on reviewing selection convention poli(...)

The scene of a balcony collapse at Library Gardens Apartments in downtown Berkeley, California where at least six Irish students were killed. Photograph: AP

One Irish man reported hearing screams at about 12.41 am local time yesterday, the moment that the balcony collapsed from the fourth floor of a buildi(...)

A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. US president Barack Obama’s proposal would be the largest designation of wilderness since the Wilderness Act in the 1960. Photograph: Susanne Miller/Reuters

A senior White House official has criticised a Republican senator from Alaska and the state’s congressional representatives for their strong disapp(...)

In Colorado, sitting Democrat Mark Udall has been lambasted for his negative “war on women” ads against Republican congressman Cory Gardner. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Senate: Kentucky (Republican) Likely Republican hold Mitch McConnell – the would-be Senate majority leader if Republicans pick up the six seats they (...)

Too close for comfort: Kay Hagan’s opponents have used her kiss from Barack Obama last week against her. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
Obama: kiss of death?

High on a shelf above a counter in the Raleigh Times Bar is an empty pint glass, sitting encased in front of a US presidential seal. This is the glass(...)