Paul Simon: the most subtle of cerebral US singer-songwriters performs for the last time in Ireland at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

When the opening chords of Paul Simon’s beautiful elegy America soar out one last time this evening across the RDS arena in Dublin, emotion, memory an(...)

Senator Robert F Kennedy shakes hands with the crowd on a street corner in Philadelphia on April 2nd, 1968, two months before his assassination. Photograph: Warren Winterbottom

As Donald Trump passed his 500th day in office this week, there was a whiff of nostalgia in the air. Fifty years after Robert Kennedy’s assassination(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton  speaks during the Robert Francis Kennedy memorial service at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater in  Virginia, US, on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Almost 50 years after he made the journey to his final resting place, friends and family of Robert F Kennedy travelled to Arlington Cemetery on Wednes(...)

Gary Perkins III as Frederick Douglass, with fellow cast members Tiffany Byrd, Kevin Collins, Louis Davis, Jenny Donovan, Madeline Mooney. Photograph: Rex Daugherty

On the edge of the Anacostia River that flows through Washington DC, a group of actors, directors and musicians are deep in rehearsals, mapping out a (...)

Sometimes, it’s almost hard to believe that U2 had similar childhoods to the rest of us, but during a powerful performance of Cedarwood Road (...)

 City Cork manager John Caulfield, speaking at the launch event for  the Focus Ireland Big Rebel Sleep Out,  said:  “Creating awareness of the issue of homelessness, helping the families Focus Ireland works with locally is so prominent.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The usual hustle and bustle in Bishopstown training centre for Cork City FC is to be replaced with the hustle and bustle of new sorts. You see, Cork C(...)

Justin Rose of England plays a shot on the 13th hole as caddie Mark Fulcher looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

What’s happening? The first Major of the golfing season is upon us at Augusta National with the US Masters set to take place from Thursday to Sunday.(...)

One of the last photographs   of  Martin Luther King as  he   was speaking to a mass rally on April 3th, 1968,  in Memphis. He was shot dead by a sniper  the following day

It was his third visit to Memphis in less than three weeks. On April 3rd, 1968, Martin Luther King jnr arrived in the southern city of Memphis ahead o(...)

Martin Luther King addresses 25,000 civil rights marchers in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 25th, 1965. Photograph: Stephen F Somerstein/Getty Images

Robert Kennedy spent the afternoon of April 4th, 1968, travelling to Indianapolis for a rally in support of his bid to win the Democratic Party nomina(...)

Dr Martin Luther King Jr makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3rd, 1968. The following day King was assassinated on his motel balcony. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Kelly

This is an edited version of the “Mountaintop speech”, delivered by Martin Luther King on April 3rd, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. (...)

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