Samantha Power said that she was  confident for the future as the election of Donald Trump had resulted in a lot more young people becoming active in politics. Photograph: Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images

Irish-born former American ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power said she would consider running for public office in the United States or (...)

Samantha Power: ‘I think you see from the alt-right’s own language how the unsayable is now said, the unthinkable is now thinkable’. File photograph: Bryan R Smith/Getty Images

Samantha Power, the Irish born former US ambassador to the United Nations, has criticised Donald Trump for pandering to the extreme right wing constit(...)

I’m looking out the window, thinking, yeah, no, the more time she spends at school, the less time we have to put up with her

It’s a big day. Sorcha has said it about 20 times since she shook me awake at, like, half-six this morning. It’s Honor’s first day in secondary school(...)

The Promise: Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon in Terry George's film about the Armenian genocide during the first World War

Terry George, the Irish film-maker behind Some Mother’s Son and Hotel Rwanda, is surely accustomed to rubbing shoulders with the glitterati, having at(...)

US ambassador to the UN and UN Security Council president Nikki Haley at a United Nations Security Council meeting on Syria in New York last week. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

When US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley took to the floor at an emergency session of the United Nations last Wednesday holding photograph(...)

A protest at the arrivals hall of San Francisco’s SFO International Airport after people arriving from Muslim-majority countries were held at the border control as a result of the new executive order. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

US Democrats have vowed to overturn president Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration with legislation, as opposition and protests grew over hi(...)

US ambassador  the UN Samantha Power:  Irish emigrant children, such as Power, have become significant figures in the governance of the societies to which their parents migrated. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

The centenary year of 2016 has been an extraordinary success for the State, for the people of Ireland and for the Irish diaspora. It has also been re(...)

The resolution, which passed by a 14-0 vote, was met with loud applause in the packed chamber when the US ambassador, Samantha Power, abstained. Photograph: AFP/UN/Manuel Elias

Israel has responded furiously to a UN security council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, recalling two of its am(...)

Rebel fighters and civilians wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo on Sunday. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously called for UN officials and others to observe the evacuation of people from the last rebel-h(...)

Rebel fighters and civilians wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Thousands were evacuated from the last rebel-held enclave in Aleppo on Monday after a deal was reached to allow people to leave two besieged pro-gover(...)