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CNN news anchor John King has been one of the media stars of the US election coverage thanks to his ‘magic wall’ interactive election map. Photograph: CNN.

Ballina and Carlingford can claim Joe Biden and Doonbeg Donald Trump but Doonloughan in Connemara can join an illustrious list of famous Irish ancestr(...)

How do we decide what’s worth the space in our homes and the emotions they conjure up, good and bad?

With all this time in the house, the things we have surrounded ourselves with seem all the more important. What comes into focus the most is the frame(...)

English music hall entertainer Marie Lloyd (1870 - 1922) at her home in Golders Green, London, with her husband Bernard Dillon. Photo: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

On the greatest day of his sporting life, a still photographer captured Bernard Dillon being led to the winner’s enclosure at the 1910 Epsom Derby, a (...)

President Donald Trump with vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence begins his official visit to Ireland when he flies into Shannon Airport on Monday. Mr Pence will be greeted on arrival a(...)

US Vice President Mike Pence may be in Ireland as soon as Monday. File photograph: Aubrey Gemignani/Nasa via Getty

The visit of US vice president Mike Pence is being brought forward to early next week after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to Europe this weekend and d(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence: confirmed that he would be meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, President Michael D Higgins and Tánaiste Simon Coveney ‘while celebrating my Irish roots’.  Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Plans are being made for US vice-president Mike Pence to stay at president Donald Trump’s family golf resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare when he visits Ire(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett with US vice-president Mike Pence and his sister Anne Pence Poynter at the vice-president’s official residence in Washington DC in March. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

US vice-president Mike Pence is to visit Ireland in September, his first trip here in an official capacity. Mr Pence, who has family roots in Ireland(...)

Ed Crawford: ‘I pledge to work closely to advance US interests and values in Ireland’. Photograph: FedNet

Ed Crawford, US president Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, has pledged to work to further US-Irish relations and ma(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina will begin a three-day visit to the UK on Monday. Mr Higgins will begin his visit in Birmingham and (...)

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