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Boston Pride, an equal rights group, march with a rainbow flag during the Peace Parade in Boston yesterday. The parade follwed the traditional St Patrick’s Day Parade, which prohibits gays to march if they carry banners or signs proclaiming their sexual orientation. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/The New York Times

Guinness has pulled its sponsorship of New York City’s parade joining with New York mayor Bill de Blasio in boycotting the event over the ban o(...)

Historian Frank Watson (right), and brothers Bill Schandelmeier and Earl Schandelmeier examine a tree stump at the resting place of seven of 57 Irish labourers who perished at a railroad construction site in 1832. Photograph: Mark Makela/Reuters

The Irish enjoyed another warm embrace in Washington yesterday as Taoiseach Enda Kenny passed shamrock and swapped compliments with US preside(...)

US President Barack Obama with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Friday, March 14th, 2014. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has issued a direct plea in Capitol Hill to the speaker of the US House of Representatives to quickly forge a deal on immigrat(...)

Jenica Krall  tries her hand at a virtual shooting booth at the 41st annual Conservative Political Action Conference  in National Harbor, Maryland. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Velvet Cowan is wearing a tight-fitting T-shirt with pictures of two guns across her chest. “Keep your hands off of my guns,” her top says. A p(...)

Seán Dunne with his attorney, James Berman, before a meeting with creditors in New Haven Federal Court yesterday.

Bankrupt property developer Seán Dunne gifted his wife Gayle Killilea €58 million in cash to buy Ireland’s most expensive house, he told a US b(...)

John Dingell with his wife, Deborah. “I find serving in the House to be obnoxious,” he told his local newspaper. “It’s become very hard because of the acrimony and bitterness, both in Congress and in the streets.” Photograph: Reuters/Rebecca Cook

John Dingell, the 87-year- old US politician, joked on Monday that at his age he doesn’t buy green bananas – he’s unsure whether he will be aro(...)

Seán Dunne waits in a security check line before a meeting with creditors at Federal Court in New Haven, Connecticut, yesterday. Photograph: Steve Miller

Property developer Seán Dunne and his wife Gayle Killilea had a prenuptial agreement drafted in 2004 that would give her assets if their marriag(...)

Sean Dunne with his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge in December  2008. Photograph: by Derek Speirs

Sean Dunne is alone among the one-time super-wealthy Irish property developers in seeing his finances investigated by officers of two bankrupt(...)

Sean Dunne with his wife Gayle Killilea at their home in Ballsbridge in December  2008. Photograph: by Derek Speirs Sean Dunne with his wife Gayle Killilea pictured  at their home in Ballsbridge in 2008. Photograph: Derek Speirs

A US company owned by the wife and son of bankrupt property developer Sean Dunne plans to spend up to $13 million (€9 million) constructing a n(...)

Michael Dunn  looks back into the courtroom from the holding area after the verdicts were announced in his trial in Jacksonville, Florida. Photograph: Reuters/Bob Mack/Florida Times-Union

Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old software developer, pulled into a petrol station in Jacksonville, Florida, on November 23rd, 2012, after leaving hi(...)

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