US president Donald Trump  ignited outrage last week by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from ‘sh**hole countries’. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Carmel Stelzner: ‘Trump’s assertion that Norwegians would be desirable immigrants didn’t land as a huge complement here’ Reports of Donald Trump’s da(...)

Carillion shares were suspended from trading on Monday.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

On the first day of a new trading week US markets were closed on account of Martin Luther King day. Meanwhile, Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index (...)

Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King Centre president Isaac Newton Farris in the White House on Friday before the US president signed a proclamation to honour Martin Luther King Day. Photograph: EPA

An alleged description of African and other countries as “shitholes” by Donald Trump prompted outrage on Friday, even as the US president appeared to (...)

Jaylen Brown top-scored  for the Celtics against the Golden State Warriors the night after his best friend died last November. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Jaylen Brown is one the most intelligent and interesting young athletes I’ve met in years and it seems fitting that, midway through our interview in B(...)

Thich Nhát Hanh: credited with introducing the concept of mindfulness to the West

There are so many bongs and bells in this new documentary, it could easily be mistaken for The Angelus: The Movie. There’s some thematic overlap, too.(...)

Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Tiger Woods, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. in Miami Beach, Florida in 2014. Photo: Uri Schanker/GC Images

On his first day of kindergarten, some older white students in the school pounced on Tiger Woods, tied him to a tree in the yard, and used him for tar(...)

‘Thanks to those who give us perspective. This moment we are in, here in America, is dark and exquisitely painful.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

It’s a strange thing, Thanksgiving. As a kid growing up in Ireland, I saw it in movies and never really understood it. I thought it was a made-up even(...)

In the Name of Peace: John Hume’s wife, Pat, at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Almost 20 years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, John Hume’s seminal role in the peace process has been transposed to a new film exploring (...)

Lewis Hamilton supports the NFL protests but he says winning is the most important thing for him. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to kneel during United States national anthem ahead of Sunday’s Formula One race in Texas. Hamilton, who could become the (...)

 Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner  at his Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California, in 2010. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around(...)

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