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Hong Kong leader  Carrie Lam: “I have no assets in the US, and I don’t particularly like going to the US.” Photograph:   Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

The US government has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam and 10 other senior Chinese and Hong Kong officials in response to a crackdow(...)

Senior Hong Kong government officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by US president Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid to punish China for imposing national security laws on the global financial hub. Photograph: Anthony Wallace / AFP via Getty Images

Senior Hong Kong government officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by US president Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid t(...)

 Riot police during a  pro-democracy rally against a proposed new security law in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

China’s foreign ministry office in Hong Kong and the city’s security chief on Monday defended proposed national security laws by describing some acts (...)

The Fianna Fáil parliamentary party has given Micheál Martin a mandate to explore coalition options with all parties, except Sinn Féin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has confirmed he will “reach out” to Fine Gael and other like-minded parties with a view to forming a government. (...)

Chan Tong-kai (20): his case led to Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, proposing a wide-ranging extradition Bill, which sparked widespread pro-democracy protests.   Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AP

A Hong Kong murder suspect whose case sparked the city’s recent crisis has offered to return to Taiwan to hand himself in for the killing of his pregn(...)

Patrick Wilson: I am conscious of my good fortune.

“I cast a wide net when I started out,” lovely Patrick Wilson tells me. “In the mid-1990s there weren’t a lot of guys coming into musical theatre who (...)

“In the words of that great Northern Irish singer Van Morrison, it is time we all moved from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road(...)

This collection is a remarkable celebration of resurrection and renewal, and of the invigorating influence of musical cross-pollination. Sligo fiddler(...)

 Irish Times journalists won seven awards at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. From left: Patrick Freyne;  Ciara Kenny; Ruadhan Mac Cormaic;  Malachy Clerkin;  Conor Lally; David Labanyi and  Fintan O’Toole, Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Times led the way at the 2017 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism awards, with journalists from the newspaper winning seven awards, more than any (...)

 Gerry Davis (left), the 2016 Hennessy Portrait Prize winner,  with sitter Sean Guinan. Photo: Anthony Woods

Gerry Davis, a graduate of the Limerick School of Art and Design, has won this year’s Hennessy Portrait Prize which is worth €15,000 and comes with a (...)

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