A Connecticut state police officer outside a house in Newtown, Connecticut, a few days after the Sandy Hook killings last December. In carrying out the second deadliest school shooting in US history, 20-year-old Adam Lanza is said to have used 30-round magazines. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

The gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school last December fired 154 rounds in less than five minutes, s(...)

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg with US vice-president Joseph Biden (left) and family members of victims of Sandy Hook school shooting. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is bankrolling a $12 million advertising blitz in a bid to pressure Congress into adopting stricter gun contro(...)

Labour’s way or Gilmore’s way. Either is acceptable. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Should our male Government Ministers refuse to attend influential social events closed to female guests or should they look away and go network wit(...)

A participant marches in the St Patrick's Day Parade in New York today. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Even though many weren’t Irish, and even though it wasn’t actually St Patrick’s Day, an estimated two million New Yorkers marched out to line F(...)

Steven Anderson and Kimberly Anderson watch the St Patrick's Day Parade in New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny marched up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan today as part of New York’s 252nd St Patrick’s Day parade. In front of a crowd(...)

Warren Buffet once said that, if he was given $1 billion and asked to beat Coca-Cola, he would hand back the money, because it simply couldn’t (...)

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