Ireland’s 2001-2002 membership of the UN Security Council, dominated by the response to the 9/11 attacks, was the last time Ireland held one of its 10 non-permanent seats.

Richard Ryan, Ireland’s permanent representative at the United Nations, was preparing for the second week of the Irish month-long presidency of the UN(...)

Hillary Clinton “is a reliable creature of Wall Street.” Photograph: Monica Almeida/The New York Times

Speaking of crazy . . . All these woebegone Republicans whining that they can’t rally behind their flawed candidate is crazy. The GOP angst, the gnash(...)

Hillary Clinton: a number of high-profile Republicans are moving  away from Donald Trump after a string of controversial statements. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Wednesday stepped up its effort to bring in Republicans and independent voters disenchanted with her Republican rival Do(...)

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush takes a selfie with a guest at a luncheon hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on February 18th in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Jeb Bush, a leading contender to be the Republican Party’s presidential candidate in 2016, has sought to distance himself from the unpopular foreign (...)