Kathy Hochul

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US president Joe Biden receives a Covid-19 booster shot at the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Evan Vucci/AP

Healthcare employers and unions have called on the federal government to tackle crippling staff shortages, as a deadly wave of Covid-19 sweeps the US (...)

The St John’s Terminal building on the Husdon River in New York which Google is buying

Google on Tuesday announced it would spend $2.1 billion (€1.8 billion) to buy a sprawling Manhattan office building on the Hudson River waterfront, pa(...)

 Rainfall from Hurricane Ida floods the basement of fast-food restaurant in the Bronx borough of New York City. Photograph: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

As the northeastern US reeled from catastrophic damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, politicians and city officials warned that the climate(...)

 New York governor Kathy Hochul (R) is sworn in as the state’s 57th governor, at the New York State Capitol in Albany, US. Photograph: Mike Groll/EPA/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul

Kathy Hochul, the first woman to become governor of New York state, has been sworn into the post in a private ceremony. On the stroke of midnight loc(...)

New York governor Andrew Cuomo during an address in which he resigned on Tuesday. Photograph: Office of the New York Governor via The New York Times

Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday resigned as New York governor following devastating claims of sexual harassment that shredded his reputation and engulfed his (...)

Lieutenant governor for New York Kathy Hochul: Would be the most Irish-American New York politician to hold the position since Hugh Carey four decades ago. Photograph: Michael M Santiago/Getty Images

As New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s political future remains in the balance, the focus has turned to his would-be successor. As lieutenant governor f(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: told New York gathering it was “no accident” the US was the only country mentioned in  1916 Proclamation: five of  seven signatories  had spent time in  US. Photograph: James Higgins

Matthias “Matty” Reilly does not believe that the 1916 Proclamation will be fully realised until there is a united Ireland. The 75-year-old Fermana(...)