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Bishop Kelly is himself a priest of Galway diocese and his appointment as Bishop there represents a break with the practise established  of appointing outsiders as bishop of any particular diocese.

A new Bishop of Galway was appointed this morning with the translation there of Bishop Brendan Kelly from Achonry, where he has served since 2008. It(...)

James Rowe: “The Iranians have shown themselves to be rational actors for thousands of years. They will accept tough conditions if Trump keeps his promises of negotiating from strength.” Photograph: John Breen

A year ago, reeling from the US election result, I spent a morning interviewing people who identified themselves as Trump supporters. One year on, I(...)

Major task ahead: A man surveys a destroyed supermarket  in Salinas, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, contemptuous of their claims of a (...)

Activists hold placards during a demonstation after a not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of Jason Stockley, a former St Louis police officer, charged with the 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was black, in St Louis, Missouri, US. Photograph: Lawrence Bryant/Reuters

Violence in St Louis after a white former policeman was acquitted of murdering a black suspect has led to the cancellation of a major U2 concert in th(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray after the funeral of police officer Miosotis Familia. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s presence at the G20 summit and the leadership pretensions of his daughter Ivanka, who replaced him for a time at the top table, may hav(...)

Police officers holding riot shields: Facebook, its Instagram unit and rival Twitter came under fire last year from privacy advocates  after  a report revealed that police were using location data and other user information to spy on protesters. Photograph: Bloomberg

Facebook has barred software developers from using the social network giant’s data to create surveillance tools, closing off a process that had been e(...)

Drive-By Truckers will play Vicar Street, Dublin on Tuesday February 28th

“These are crazy times the world over,” says Drive By Truckers’ singer and songwriter Patterson Hood, “and especially right now in America. I’ve alway(...)

Police stand guard during disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph: Reuters

The black man whose killing sparked rioting in Milwaukee had a gun in his hand and was shot by a black officer after turning towards him, the city’s t(...)

Dallas Police Chief David Brown  said he was convinced  any hesitation in giving the go-ahead to kill the shooting suspect on Thursday night would have allowed the gunman the chance to harm more police officers. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The chief of the Dallas Police Department on Sunday vigorously defended the use of a bomb mounted on a robot to kill a gunman who shot to death five p(...)

Diamond Reynolds at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Minnesota: Her boyfriend Philando Castile (32) was shot dead in front of her after he was stopped by a police officer for having a broken light on the back of his car. Photgraph: Eric Miller/Reuters

The fatal shootings of two black men in less than 24 hours by US police, both captured on mobile phone video and circulated on social media, have spar(...)

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