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Lunchtime Live host Andrea Gilligan. Photograph: Newstalk

There are times when one wonders if Andrea Gilligan is in the right job. Harsh though it sounds, this isn’t meant as a slight on her talent or profess(...)

The  funeral  of Daunte Wright at Shiloh Temple International Ministries   in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photograph:  Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Family and friends of Daunte Wright, the Minneapolis man who was shot dead by a police officer earlier this month, gathered to bid their final farewel(...)

US attorney general Merrick Garland has announced a civil investigation into Minneapolis policing practices after Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of Geroge Floyd last May. Photograph:  Andrew Harnik-Pool/ Getty

The US Justice Department has announced an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found gu(...)

Booking photo of convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Photograph:  Minnesota Department of Corrections handout/ EPA

Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been moved to a maximum-security prison in Minnesota, following his conviction in the George Floyd murder tria(...)

Shania Covington Smith and her son Pernell (2) at the shrine where George Floyd was murdered last May. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

The sun was shining in Minneapolis. A day after Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd last May, the city woke up to a new reality. A(...)

Kilkenny-born Professor Martin Tobin giving  evidence in the trial. Video still: Reuters

The testimony of an Irish doctor has been described as crucial in ensuring the conviction of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of(...)

George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd wipes his eyes during a news conference after the verdict was read in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Echoing the desperate dying words of his brother, Philonise Floyd held back tears to tell journalists after Tuesday’s verdict that “We are able to bre(...)

People celebrate as the verdict is announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin outside the Hennepin County Government Centre in Minneapolis. Photograph: Chandan Khanna/AFP

The conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has brought to a close one of the most high-profile trials in American history. But the(...)

Merrick Garland, US attorney general, speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC, in which he announced an investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP/Bloomberg

The US justice department on Wednesday launched a sweeping civil investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis following a jury’s verdict that (...)

A protester holds a poster displaying the portrait of Ma’Khia Bryant who was fatally shot by Columbus police. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Police in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday fatally shot a black teenage girl they confronted as she lunged at two people with a knife, as seen in police vid(...)

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