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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  said he would like to see a US ambassador to Ireland named. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The United States is preparing to appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland the US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has confirmed. Responding to qu(...)

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gather at Pine Trail Park in Parkland, Florida, on Thursday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Police in Florida are still searching for a motive behind the deadliest mass shooting in the United States this year, as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz was (...)

Icon’s headquarters at Leopardstown in Dublin: the company is a global provider of drug development solutions and services

Clinical trials group Icon, which employs more than 1,000 people in the Republic, recorded a tax expense of $7.4 million (€5.93 million) during the fo(...)

Cliff Taylor: We will just have to sit tight for a while now and see whether this is a passing squall or a full-scale storm.

Why have the stockmarkets had a sudden panic attack? Stockmarkets fall heavily when they are hit with a wave of people selling and very few buying. T(...)

Christopher Steele,  hired to undertake research on then candidate Trump, claims is alleged to have told then deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr that he was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not becoming president”. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

Republicans accused the FBI of anti-Trump bias and abusing its power to wiretap American citizens in an explosive four-page memo published on Friday. (...)

Kialo maps out pro and con arguments in online debates, allowing the reader to see an individual response alongside supporting or opposing responses.

Kialo describes itself as “a debate platform powered by reason”, which, sadly, is probably the number-one reason it may never succeed. As much as I lo(...)

Tom Hanks as Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as publisher Katharine Graham in The Post. Photograph: Niko Tavernise/20th Century Fox/AP

The United States is the home of the movie theatre, and no more so than in the nation’s capital. Peppered throughout Washington DC are small, indepen(...)

This week will be the 48th staging of the annual World Economic Forum, with 3,000 participants coming together under the theme 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'.

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, David Connolly explains(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

Wall Street sign in front of the NYSE. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Global stock markets had plenty to cheer in 2017, with most major international indices advancing around 20 per cent. Will the current mood of “ration(...)

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