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  Protesters demanding higher wages and unionisation for fast food workers block traffic near Times Square, New York,  on September 4th. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The “Fight For 15” campaign is such a part of Danielle Wilson’s life that her four-year-old son David knows the demonstrators’ chants off by heart. Wh(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and captain Robbie Keane with Manhattan in the background ahead of the friendly against Costa Rica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland squad took the train from Manhattan to Philadelphia yesterday afternoon ahead of tonight’s friendly game against Costa Rica(...)

US Airways flight AWE-711 was en route from Zurich in Switzerland to Philadelphia  and was about 200km west of the Clare coast when the problem was reported.

A passenger jet had to burn off thousands of litres of fuel before it could safely land at Shannon Airport yesterday after suffering a navigation syst(...)

Born to be Vile

Game-changers can come along at the most unexpected junctures. For Kurt Vile it was some time around 2011, when his fourth solo album (...)

The mayor of  US city Hobokon, Dawn Zimmer, wants the celebrations be held on a weekday to avoid excessive drinking.

The mayor of Hoboken in New Jersey has cancelled this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade due to the drunken behaviour and rowdiness it led to on previo(...)

The research found that children consumed an average of 134 less calories a day when they got an early night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Putting children to bed earlier may be a simple way to keep their weight down, research has shown.Childhood obesity is not only caused by fast food, s(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy  after a shot to the fifth green during the third round of the 2013 US Open  at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Matt Sullivan/Reuters

Some were left looking for miracles. Others were left seeking their destiny. One was left expecting a special birthday present. Phil Mickelson, with h(...)

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