Grow your own: Michelle Obama took a spade to the White House’s South Lawn in 2009 to make a kitchen garden

Now that the Trump administration is ensconced in Washington, the question of whether the famous White House kitchen garden championed by Michelle Ob(...)

US President Donald Trump after delivering his first address to Congress. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Just after 9pm on Tuesday evening, US president Donald J Trump entered the oak-panelled chamber of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill. The(...)

A view of the old Belcamp Hall on  Malahide Road, north Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Historic Belcamp Hall in north Dublin is to be converted into apartments after Fingal County Council granted planning permission to develop the site. (...)

Former  acting attorney general Sally  Yates: her stance was a good example of how actors in the constitutional structure of the US are allowed push back against a president’s executive orders. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Getty

With the election of Donald Trump, the resilience of the constitutional structures governing the US looks set to be put to the test. The president’s (...)

Barack Obama as he is sworn in on January 20th, 2009, as US president, on the same Bible used to swear in Abraham Lincoln. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Abraham Lincoln: the 16th president of the United States

Donald J Trump will on Friday ascend the steps of Capitol Hill and utter an oath first sworn by George Washington in 1789. “I do solemnly swear that (...)

Obama ’08 by Jonathan Horowitz features 43 past US presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama: one of three editions made by the artist sold at a Christie’s auction in New York late last year for $223,500

The recently announced decision by the Office of Public Works to commission an official portrait of former taoiseach Brian Cowen – after a long delay(...)

Cork’s synagogue on the South Terrace, which closed earlier this year.

The death of leading member of the Jewish community in Cork, Fred Rosehill, marked the closing of a chapter in the city’s history, according to the Ch(...)

Julie Bowman (Florida) and Kelsey Chase (Virginia) watch the US presidential election results come in at the Arlington Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“He got Ohio, he f***ing got Ohio,” shouted Anna Cras as she watched the 2016 US election results flood in after a bitter, controversial and historic (...)

There were tales of  babies born to women who had been left for dead.

Happy Halloween. It being a bank holiday weekend, in time honoured tradition this column will look at the lighter side of medicine. And, in a nod to t(...)

A miniature portrait of the first president of the United States, George Washington,  painted by Irish artist John Ramage. Washington once wrote a guide on how to behave as a man. Photograph: Brad Rickerby/Reuters

How to Be a Man is a series exploring masculinity and the challenges facing men in Ireland today At the age of about 15, the boy who would later be(...)

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