Michelle Obama

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September 1968: Dubliner Joan O’Connell, addresses  Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool  on a motion on equal pay for equal work, which she described as “undoubtedly the oldest wage claim of the trade union movement”.

In September 1968 Joan O’Connell, a Dublin trade unionist, made an impassioned speech at Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool. She was speakin(...)

Workhuman co-founder and chief executive Eric Mosley. The company announced a 32 per cent rise in revenue to $452 million (€410 million) for 2018.

Irish-founded software company Workhuman is in talks to bring its HR-focused annual conference to Europe. The move comes as the company announced a (...)

Comedian Alison Spittle.

Richie Sadlier Sports pundit, psychotherapist and former professional footballer Richie Sadlier’s book is raw without ever being miserable(...)

Fuyao’s glass factory in Moraine, Ohio

For the people of Moraine, Ohio December 2008 was a time no one ever wants to think about or see happen again. Thousands of jobs were lost when Genera(...)

The G7 wives: the message is that women don’t really have business of their own. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/AFP/Getty

It was Donald Tusk on Instagram that did it. Four wives of world leaders – Melania Trump, Brigitte Macron, Malgorzata Tusk and Akie Abe – dressed in a(...)

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in Buckingham Palace, London,  in June. Both are a regular, but silent, presence at White House events, eschewing the kind of Twitter-fuelled bombast that the president embraces. Photograph:  Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Donald Trump may have had the highest turnover of staff of any US president, but some things remain constant. Trump’s family has remained a continuous(...)

Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

Coco  Gauff  arrives at Aorangi Park for a practice session at Wimbledon. ‘I don’t really believe in fate and destiny.’ Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Coco Gauff will change nothing when she meets Simona Halep on court one on Monday. The 15-year-old’s first run in Wimbledon still has the tournament g(...)

Higher Ground: Barack Obama and Michelle Obama want to ‘foster productive dialogue’ through their Spotify podcasts. Photograph: Jim Young/AFP

Drop the mic: Spotify has signed up the most sought-after couple in the media industry today. Barack and Michelle Obama, who already have an agreement(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren  visits Fairfield, Iowa, US. Photograph: Rachel Mummey/Reuters

Last summer, New York magazine put a bounding Elizabeth Warren on its cover, along with the headline “Front Runner?” Even allowing for the crafty hedg(...)

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