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Boulder, Colorado, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, is considered one of the best places to live in the US. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

The American city of Boulder, sitting where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, regularly features amongst the happiest, brainiest, healthiest,(...)

High times: browsing at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary. Photograph: Theo Stroomer/Getty

John Scanlon walks out of the dispensary after shopping legally for marijuana for the second time in a fortnight. He complains that the prices are hig(...)

Kathleen O’Toole: “My hope is that anything than happened then happened then and that the guards are well beyond that at this point.”

An Garda Síochána will have “bad apples” like any other organisation but the majority of the force are “decent, principled people,” former Garda chie(...)

Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city in October  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Within the timeframe of the past 70 years, good journalism has never been so important. Events, conflicts, great uncertainty and a deluge of questi(...)

Bill Colbert: “The potential growth is incredible. The largest growing segment in the food business in the United States is ethnic foods.”

Bill Colbert worked as a carpenter in New York for several years before he won a visa in the mid-1990s under the Morrison programme after dumping sack(...)

A neighborhood playground in Washington DC.  Irish children in the US  are under pressure to blend in with their peers. Photograph: Getty Images

It was always going to happen; I just I didn’t expect it to happen so soon. There are few traces of little Amy Rose Carswell’s Dublin accent left afte(...)

Tom Curran of McCarter & English, attorney for Nama, leaving Connecticut’s bankruptcy court in Bridgeport following hearing of Gayle Killilea’s application to delay discovery of financial information in State agency’s case against her husband, bankrupt developer Sean Dunne.

Bankrupt developer Sean Dunne has been trying to play a “grand scheme of hide the ball” until he can figure out whether he will fare best in the Irish(...)

Standing proud with medals of service lined across their chests, 11 members of the 37th Irish Army cadet class paid tribute to president John F Kenned(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, with former US ambassador Dan Rooney at a reception for members of the diplomatic corps at Áras an Uachtaráin last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

The only time there was a longer delay in the appointment of a new US ambassador to Ireland was in 1935, and then the official title of the position w(...)

Marty Walsh at his election-night rally following his victory in Boston earlier this month. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/New York Times

Martin J Walsh, the new mayor of Boston, jokes that it was his two Irish aunts, one travelling from Galway and the other from England, that “put me ov(...)

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