Bill Flynn (right) in New York with then Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon, in 2000. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has led the tributes to Irish-American businessman Bill Flynn, a leading advocate for the Northern Irish peace process in the U(...)

Members of the New York Fire Department at the scene. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA

A three-year-old boy playing with the burners on a kitchen stove started a fire in a New York apartment building that killed 12 people, including four(...)

In the early days of the commercial internet, back in the mid 1990s, one of the things that technology platform companies lobbied hard for was the not(...)

US president Donald Trump just before  signing an executive order on  trade in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, March 31st, 2017. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has sought to push his crusade for fair trade and more manufacturing jobs back to the top of his agenda by ordering a study(...)

Clockwise: Helen Dixon, Ruth Negga, Maeve Higgins, Marian Keyes, Sharon Horgan

Business & entrepreneurship Ciara Donlon Entrepreneur and CEO, Theya Healthcare It has been a rollercoaster three years for Ciara Donlon(...)

Despite piling up a vast fortune over the years, Donald Trump has seen his companies file at least four bankruptcies.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office on January 20th, the fact he will be the oldest person to do so in America’s 240-year history will be somet(...)

The Waking the Feminists symposium at  Fordham University

The Waking the Feminists movement has spread its campaign to New York, with two events in the city this week. On Sunday, a symposium on the protest(...)

Bernard Lynch: ‘I have a lot of connections to, a lot of grá for Ireland, even though I wouldn’t claim to know Ireland.’  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As part of LGBT History Month this February, Mind Yourself, a charity supporting the health and wellbeing of Irish people living in London, has bee(...)

Michael Dowling: “In my organisation I can do the hiring and firing. If people are not producing [in the US] you can change them. I notice that’s very, very hard to do in Ireland”

A few weeks ago Michael Dowling returned to west Limerick where he grew up in the late 1950s. He was astonished at how dramatically the area had chang(...)

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