Patrick Leahy

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A demonstrator is removed by US Capitol police during a  confirmation hearing for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chaotic scenes unfolded on Capitol Hill yesterday as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced his first day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary (...)

A paved driveway is harder to lay and more expensive, but very popular

Whether it’s a tree-lined gravel avenue, a stylish paved courtyard or a functional tarmacadam entrance, choosing the right driveway for your home can (...)

Steve Bannon was questioned in private by members of the House of Representatives intelligence committee on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to US president Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury about his knowledge of any (...)

A car passes by the Telegrafo Hotel in Havana on Wednesday. Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, the White House  said. Photograph: Yamil Lagey/AFP/Getty Images

The US government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to book trips and do business with Cuba, making good on a pledge by President Donald Tru(...)

Philip Leahy died after getting into difficulties while swimming at Ocean Beach in Maryland, in the US.

A young Cork student who lost his life during a swimming accident while on a student J1 visa in the United States was always interested in people and(...)

 Bobbie Farsides, professor of clinical and biomedical ethics, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Helen Watt, senior research fellow, Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, at the  Citizens’ Assembly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There are worse places than the Grand Hotel in Malahide to debate the most protracted and incendiary issue in Irish public life. This Georgian-era hot(...)

Bob Dunfey:  February 9th, 1928-August 23rd, 2016

Robert “Bob” Dunfey snr, who has died at the age of 88 with Parkinson’s disease, epitomised the Irish-American success story. From running a fried cl(...)

US Senator Patrick Leahy arrives in  Havana to lead the first congressional mission to Cuba since the change of policy announced by Mr Obama in December. Photograph: Reuters.

A delegation of American legislators led by senator Patrick Leahy arrived in Cuba on Saturday to discuss greater cooperation and remaining areas of(...)

Barack Obama’s  policy shift on Cuba shows a more determined leader who is working through his promised agenda before his term ends. Photograph: Pete Souza/Reuters

US president Barack Obama’s decision to radically shift US policy toward Cuba is the latest and most striking example of a president unleashed from th(...)

Senator Dianne Feinstein walks off the Senate floor after speaking about the CIA in Washington, DC, yesterday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The Central Intelligence Agency and a powerful Senate committee overseeing the activities of the US spying ag(...)

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