Louise Phelan, president and Mark Redmond, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce (centre) join members of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick Cincinnati choir under the direction of Dan Shea at the 2014  Independence Day Lunch in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

US-Ireland Alliance president Trina Vargo urged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to stop sending diplomats to events organised by men-only Irish-American societ(...)

Contemporary loyalism is a product of the sectarian divisions of Northern Ireland and the conflict. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ulster loyalism is a rather curious beast. An “ism” without a clear ideology, beyond allegiance to a British identity and more specifically to the Cro(...)

The PSNI is most accountable police service in the European Union.

For those engaged in the negotiations leading up to the Belfast Agreement, the future of policing was a central, but seemingly intractable problem. A(...)

Publisher Niall O’Dowd: said Government envoy John Deasy’s numbers for the undocumented Irish in the US were incorrect. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s new estimate that there are close to 10,000 Irish living illegally in the US – down from 50,000 – has been supported by a Washington-(...)

Bob Dunfey:  February 9th, 1928-August 23rd, 2016

Robert “Bob” Dunfey snr, who has died at the age of 88 with Parkinson’s disease, epitomised the Irish-American success story. From running a fried cl(...)

Approaching biotech differently: Milad Alucozai, a Mitchell scholar in Maynooth University, is from the US and of Afghan background. Photograph: Alan Betson

Milad Alucozai is doing a master’s in immunology and global health at Maynooth University through the George J Mitchell Scholarship Programme,(...)

Hillary Clinton: One of the funnier emails shows her  struggling to place a call to the White House, ranting to an aide about a telephone operator. Photograph: Charlie Mahoney/New York Times.

Another month, another release of Hillary Clinton emails. The latest batch of private emails sent to and from the Democratic presidential frontrunner (...)

Edward Hendrick, chief executive of Sonru: spent countless hours travelling from his home to various locations around the country for interviews that frequently lasted less than half an hour. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Every day of the week, job applicants to international organisations such as CERN, Volvo, Nestlé, GSK, Qatar Airways, Morrisons, SAS, Thames Water and(...)

Government funding secured in US for George J Mitchell Scholar programme which  sends American students to Ireland.  Photograph: Don Ryan/AP Photo

A US Congressional committee has weighed in to support another year of US government funding for the George J Mitchell Scholar programme, which sends (...)

In this sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the US department of defence, the self-proclaimed terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, wearing a camouflage jacket and white turban, is seen during a break in the pretrial hearings at the Guantánamo Bay US naval base in Cuba, yesterday. Photograph: Janet Hamlin/ AP Photo

SIMON CARSWELLat Guantánamo Baynaval base, CubaPretrial hearings in the prosecution cases against five men accused of plotting the September 2001 atta(...)