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Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
Our columnist addresses the news that a referendum to allow Irish diaspora to vote for a new Irish president to take place before 2024.
USA native and former softballer Haney hits five-year plan with Ireland
The Blackrock College prop made her Test debut against France last weekend.
A US Judge said Donald Trump probably committed crimes in bid to subvert election result
A US judge made the claim as he released 100 emails from a Trump adviser to the committee investigating the 6 January insurrection.
Russian court extends detention of US basketball star
Brittney Griner will stay in custody until at least 19 May, it was announced.
US women's team reaches landmark $24 million settlement in equal pay dispute
A monumental day, as the long-lasting saga comes to an end.
Mike Murphy: Why I’m supporting a call on the EU to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements
The broadcaster lends his support to a group of NGOs seeking an end to EU trade with Israeli settlements in occupied territories.
Hollywood actor jailed for $650 million (€567.1m) movie ponzi scheme
Zachary Horwitz was jailed for 20 years, and ordered by Judge Mark Scarsito to repay $230 million to his victims.
US committee investigates whether Donald Trump violated the Presidential Records Act
Boxes of presidential records were discovered at Trump’s Florida estate, while the Washington Post reports that others were destroyed.
US intelligence says directed energy could explain so-called 'Havana syndrome'
A mix of ear pains, vertigo, nausea and other symptoms was first reported by US officials working in Havana, Cuba in 2016.
Slimmed down contingent of Ministers likely to travel abroad for St Patrick's Day this year
It is tradition for Ministers and Ministers of State to travel to different destinations around the globe to mark St Patrick’s Day.
US lightning bolt sets new world record of 767 kilometres
It beat the old record of 440.6 miles set in 2018.
Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office
Pelosi has been the only female speaker of the House of Representatives.
39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida
The agency patrols the waters around Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.
Rust film armourer blames ammunition supplier in lawsuit
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died on 21 October from a gunshot wound during a rehearsal on the set of Rust.
US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient
The surgery last Friday took seven hours at the Baltimore hospital.
Pioneering Black movie star Sidney Poitier dies at 94
The celebrated actor became the first Black star nominated for an Academy Award in 1958.
Maxwell to seek new trial after reports of juror’s sex abuse
The juror was identified only by his first and middle name in the articles.
US teacher arrested for allegedly giving Covid vaccine to teenager
Police said Laura Russo administered the vaccine at her home on New Year’s Eve.
Fox News host asked for information about texts to Trump as part of 6 January riot probe
Legislators said that they have obtained “dozens of text messages” that Hannity sent to Donald Trump and his entourage before the attack.
Donald Trump and two eldest children subpoenaed by NY Attorney General
An investigation is linked to the valuation of properties.
Prince Andrew cannot halt sex assault lawsuit with residency claim, judge says
Virginia Giuffre says she was abused by the prince on multiple occasions in 2001 while she was being sexually assaulted by financier Jeffrey Epstein.
Ukrainian soldier killed as tensions with Russia soar
The army said Russian separatists had launched three attacks within 24 hours using grenade launchers and small arms.
All time
USA v Ireland one-day cricket series cancelled
The latest Covid concerns included positive tests for an umpire and members of the US squad.
California police release bodycam footage of fatal shooting of 14-year-old girl
Valentina Orellana-Peralta was in a changing room when a stray bullet fired by police came through the wall and hit her, killing her instantly.
France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections
In England, politicians said there would be no further restrictions before 2022 but people are urged to be “cautious”.
Police officer guilty of manslaughter over death of black motorist Daunte Wright
Minneapolis police officer Kim Potter shot Wright during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.
US imposes sanctions against China over abuse of Uighurs
The Biden administration is targeting biotech and surveillance firms and government entities for Beijing’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims.
Brothers told Chicago police how Jussie Smollett allegedly staged hoax
A former detective told a court he initially viewed Smollett as the victim of a homophobic and racist attack.
US jury rules that three pharmacies bear responsibility for opioid crisis in parts of Ohio
A federal judge will assess penalties in the case against the companies.
Factfind: Which countries produce the most CO2 emissions?
China tops the list based purely on the number of tonnes of CO2 produced. But there are other things to consider too.
'I'm the proudest person in Ireland... Actions speak louder than words'
Ireland captain Ciara Griffin praised her team for staying united in a tough week.
Parsons scores classy try as Ireland put a tough week behind them at the RDS
Ciara Griffin and co. were deserved winners as Lindsay Peat scored a fitting try.
Ireland finally take to the pitch after a week of controversy in women's rugby
The visitors will provide a stern test for Adam Griggs’ side at the RDS.
O'Leary in line for debut as Ireland side is named for inaugural RDS outing
Adam Griggs has unveiled his matchday 23 for Friday night’s Test against the USA in Ballsbridge.
US court blocks Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate plan
The law would have imposed the vaccine mandate on those working for private companies with more than 100 employees.
Republican wins tight election in bellwether US state of Virginia
The race was expected to be a comfortable Democratic win but became a toss-up in the closing days of the campaign.
Texas clinic resumes providing abortions after judge blocks law
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said he would appeal the judge’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy
Biden had ruled out mandates in the past but feels the action is now required as almost 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated.
Zuckerberg says claim Facebook put profits over safety 'just not true'
His comments came after a whistleblower Frances Haugen, gave evidence to US politicians yesterday.
Convicted murderer executed in Missouri despite pleas for clemency
Ernest Lee Johnson, 61, was executed for the 1994 murders of three convenience store workers.