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Investigators continue to work the scene of two bomb explosions at the finish line of the marathon that killed 3 people and injured over one hundred more. Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Investigators have found video of a man that they believe may have planted the deadly bombs at the Boston Marathon, a person briefed on the mat(...)

A runner hands over her race bib  near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Photograph: Adrees Latif

Irishwoman Mary Varden, running her 10th Boston Marathon, crossed the finishing line just a few minutes before the first blast(...)

Martin Richard, who was killed in the Boston Marathon attacks, is shown in this undated family handout photo released today. Photograph: Courtesy of Bill Richard
'My dear son Martin has died'
  • US
  • April 16, 2013, 20:09

An eight-year-old boy was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings as he waited for his father to finish the race. Martin Richard, from Dor(...)

Sergei Nakariakov: ‘In nearly 50 years of concert-going I have never encountered trumpet playing like this’

The four concerts I attended this week set me thinking about music’s moral and emotional power. In Plato’s ideal republic, music would be stric(...)

US president Barack Obama being briefed on Boston Marathon explosions. Photograph: @whitehouse photo

US president Barack Obama said those responsible for the attacks feel the “full weight of justice”. The US president told a news confer(...)

A cross over  the village of Aughrim, Co Wicklow. Photograph:   Jack McManus

Earlier this year in “An Irishman’s Diary”, Patsy McGarry wrote of a falling out between his late friend and himself over the existence of God,(...)

Raisin Cain: the US supreme court must adjudicate on the government’s cartel

There is a complex and contentious case now being heard before the US Supreme Court, and there’s a lot riding on the decision of the nine judge(...)

Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning? Are you hacked off with the weather? Are last night’s dirty dishes still in the sink(...)

Sir, – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s article (Rite & Reason, April 2nd) was very interesting, but, maybe I missed something. I don’t t(...)

Labour Ministers Joan Burton, Eamon Gilmore and Pat Rabbitte.

Who wrote this in February 2011, just after the general election: “The government will become deeply unpopular because promises of real change have(...)

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