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‘It’s a part I’ve waited 77 years for.” When Bruce Dern’s turn in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska deservedly took the Best Actor prize at this year’s Canne(...)

Professor Philip Nolan the NUI Maynooth president and curator Christopher Ridgeway speaking as the Morpeth Roll goes on display to the general public at NUI Maynooth in Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The signatures of the great-great grandfather and great-uncle of former US President Ronald Reagan have been found on a pre-famine roll which is now o(...)

A vehicle sits on a pile of debris from the destruction caused by a tornado that touched down in Washington, Illinois yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes yesterday that killed at least six people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as i(...)

What if the details of mishaps were to be disclosed? Would it lead to a fall in litigation? Photograph: Getty Images

One of the most common issues raised by patients with this writer over the past year relates to efforts to obtain information from the health system a(...)

A woman who was the getaway driver after Irish student Natasha McShane (above) and her friend Stacy Jurich were attacked in Chicago in  2010 has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

A key witness in the trial of a man convicted of attempting to murder Irish student Natasha McShane has been formally sentenced to 22 years in prison.(...)

A prisoner in solitary confinement has his hands shackled before his cell door is opened at a penitentiary in California. Photograph:  New York Times

The US prison system has marked a grim anniversary. This is of the decision, 30 years ago, to impose a state of indefinite lockdown at Marion penitent(...)

Two patients’ advocacy organisations will join in calling for “candour” from the HSE, hospitals and health professionals when facing up to cases of me(...)

Hillary Clinton said: “I’m not in a hurry. I think it’s a serious decision, not to be made lightly, but it’s also not one that has to be made soon.”

Hillary Clinton, wife of former US president Bill Clinton, said she is “wrestling” with the idea of running for president in 2016 but that she is prag(...)

Artist, designer and creative director Helen Steele at home in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. ‘Exercise helps me to focus on my work and it helps me with my memory.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

‘A weight off my shoulders” is how Monaghan-based artist and fashion designer Helen Steele describes the day six years ago when she was diagnosed with(...)

The Irish lottery, which commands the fifth highest lottery sales in Europe on a per capita basis, is viewed as a lucrative addition.

While Gtech may have been out-flanked by Camelot in wooing An Post, it still ranks as the largest lottery and gaming house in the world, boasting an a(...)

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