President Donald Trump and Melania Trump stand together during a rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

In late September 2016, Donald Trump held a rally in Melbourne, Florida, where he railed against the media and bragged about the size of the crowd. F(...)

Bucharest, Romania: Anti-government protesters wear T-shirts emblazoned with  a quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson: “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Radu Dinescu was already in bed when Romanian media broke the news. “When I heard what the government had done I got up, got dressed and came straigh(...)

Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior aide Kellyanne Conway speak at meeting hosted by the US president with cyber security experts in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 31st. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump loves to set the day’s narrative at dawn, but the deeper story of his White House is best told at night. Aides confer in the(...)

Barack Obama as he is sworn in on January 20th, 2009, as US president, on the same Bible used to swear in Abraham Lincoln. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Abraham Lincoln: the 16th president of the United States

Donald J Trump will on Friday ascend the steps of Capitol Hill and utter an oath first sworn by George Washington in 1789. “I do solemnly swear that (...)

The yellow flowers of mahonia. Very few people seem to know that this ultra-fashionable plant was named after an Irish man, Bernard McMahon. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It looks like a very posh holly. Garden designers love it for the structural statement it makes in a border; the rest of us enjoy the clumps of yellow(...)

Stephen Colbert  Photograph: Reuters/Jim Bourg

“Reality has a well-known liberal bias,” as US comedian Stephen Colbert once put it, lampooning George W Bush, who was sitting just a few feet away at(...)

 Ossian, the legendary Scottish bard, may not even have existed. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A Scottish bard named Ossian who is said to have inspired French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte, English poet William Wordsworth and former US pre(...)

Manuel Miranda, centre, with Daveed Diggs, in Hamilton. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

In May 2009 Lin-Manuel Miranda, the 29-year-old son of Puerto Rican immigrants, was invited to perform at the White House. Instead of singing from hi(...)

Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House could be mass-produced, shipped in a single container and built in a matter of hours

‘I’ve said goodbye to the overworked notion that architecture has to save the world,’ said Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, a Pritzker Prize winner and (...)

Gabriel Doherty of the School of History at UCC said that there has been an unfortunate tendency to take individual sentences, phrases and concepts from the Proclamation out of the text and interpret them as representative of the whole document. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Easter Rising Proclamation should be considered in its entirety and not parsed into its constituent parts if it is to be viewed as the foundationa(...)

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