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The Jackson Women’s Health Organisation: the last abortion clinic in Mississippi in Jackson, Mississippi. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

It is mid-morning on a side street in the Fondren area of Jackson. A young woman leaves a bright pink-coloured building and calls someone on her phone(...)

Team co-owner Tanya Snyder at the announcement of the Washington Football Team’s name change to the Washington Commanders in Landover, Maryland on Wednesday. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty

Washington’s NFL team has ended its 18-month search for a new name with the announcement that the franchise will now be known as the Commanders. The(...)

Delegates to the World Congress of the Irish Race led by  Katherine Hughes, Mary MacSwiney, Éamon de Valera, Countess Markievicz, Thomas Hughes Kelly and Sean T O’Kelly. Photograph: Image Bibliothèque Nationale de France

In late January 1922 the cream of Irish politics, literature, music, theatre, art and design converged in Paris. James Joyce published his modernist m(...)

The bodies were found on Wednesday in barren, snow-covered terrain just feet from the United States border in Manitoba, Canada. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg

The bodies were found on Wednesday in barren, snow-covered terrain just feet from the United States border in Manitoba, Canada: a man, a woman, a teen(...)

Trinity Rodman  of Washington Spirit dribbling between  Chicago Red Stars players during  a  NWSL Championship match in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

When you type Trinity Rodman’s name into YouTube to scan the highlight reel of her nascent professional career, the search throws up some interesting (...)

Sister Agatha O’Brien courtesy of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
A woman capable of making a nation
  • Abroad
  • January 18, 2022, 00:00

Sitting in the Archdiocese of Chicago archives, I stumbled upon a woman who would become a leading light in my research on the Irish in Chicago. A let(...)

Aer Lingus and American Airlines are launching a codeshare deal allowing passengers to book seats on each other’s flights on one ticket. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Aer Lingus and American Airlines are launching a codeshare deal allowing passengers to book seats on each other’s flights on one ticket. The deal mea(...)

From young women freezing eggs to couples accessing IVF, fertility has become a booming private industry in Ireland Of couples trying for a baby(...)

Students leave Darwin Elementary School in Chicago at the end of the day on Tuesday. The latest Covid-19 surge has led to a bitter confrontation with the teachers’ union in Chicago. Photograph: Taylor Glascock/New York Times

Public school officials in Chicago cancelled classes for Wednesday amid a clash with the teachers’ union, whose members had threatened to stay home in(...)

Washington: the NFL side made it clear during the rebranding process that they would no longer  be using  any sort of Native American imagery. Photograph:  Doug Pensinger/Allsport

Washington’s NFL team announced on Tuesday it will unveil its new name on February 2nd and that it will not be the Wolves or RedWolves. Commanders, Ad(...)

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