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Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'
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Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'

Thu 8:00 PM 9,027 Views 3 Comments

Caoimhín De Barra says threats to safety on campus are always on your mind when you work as a teacher in the US.

Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US
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Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US

Thu 9:49 AM 23,643 Views 54 Comments

Abortion providers have said they will stop performing the procedure as soon as the bill is signed.

US flight brings tonnes of needed baby formula from Germany
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# Baby Formula

US flight brings tonnes of needed baby formula from Germany

Sun 6:30 PM 30,625 Views 24 Comments

Scarcity of medical-grade baby formula caused by production problems and supply-chain issues has created grave problems for thousands of American parents.

'Historic’ equal pay deal for US men and women soccer teams
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# Pay Parity

'Historic’ equal pay deal for US men and women soccer teams

May 18th 2022, 3:28 PM 3,646 Views 13 Comments

Confirmation of the move comes after years of pressure from female players.

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?
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# Ambitions

Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?

May 13th 2022, 8:12 PM 4,953 Views 10 Comments

The Americans plan to use NFL stadiums and sell more than 3 million tickets.

Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications
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# J1

Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications

May 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 16,164 Views 4 Comments
  • Many students going on a J1 with travel company USIT are still waiting to receive their visa, with their flight dates just weeks away, reports Emer Moreau
  • They're unsure when they'll be able to travel to the US, and therefore can't secure accommodation or tell their employers when they can start working
  • Students pay USIT up to €1,100 to organise their trip, including setting up mandatory interviews at the US Embassy in Dublin and liaising with US-based companies who sponsor those on the J1 scheme
Alabama inmate captured after escape as the ex-jail officer accused of aiding him dies
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Alabama inmate captured after escape as the ex-jail officer accused of aiding him dies

May 10th 2022, 7:56 AM 47,091 Views 20 Comments

The two fugitives were caught following a manhunt through three states.

Ukraine battles to hold eastern bastions as US First Lady Jill Biden visits
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Ukraine battles to hold eastern bastions as US First Lady Jill Biden visits

Updated May 8th 2022, 6:36 PM 39,110 Views 28 Comments

Biden met her Ukrainian counterpart Olena Zelenska at a school being used as a shelter for displaced civilians.

US basketball star being wrongfully detained in Russia, say US officials
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# Brittney Griner

US basketball star being wrongfully detained in Russia, say US officials

May 4th 2022, 8:01 AM 21,046 Views 19 Comments

Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February.

Derek Chauvin appeals against murder conviction over George Floyd killing
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# Minneapolis

Derek Chauvin appeals against murder conviction over George Floyd killing

Apr 28th 2022, 10:52 PM 21,667 Views 0 Comments

Mr Floyd died on 25 May, 2020, after Chauvin pinned the black man to the ground with his knee on his neck.

Kildare golfer selected for Curtis Cup squad in Pennsylvania
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Kildare golfer selected for Curtis Cup squad in Pennsylvania

Apr 25th 2022, 7:00 PM 5,698 Views 0 Comments

Lauren Walsh has been included on the Great Britain and Ireland team.

Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy
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Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy

Apr 21st 2022, 9:25 PM 15,655 Views 34 Comments

The award is named after Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles In Courage.

Next Irish ambassador to Washington hopes crackdown on Kinahan cartel will make a big difference
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# Crime

Next Irish ambassador to Washington hopes crackdown on Kinahan cartel will make a big difference

Apr 17th 2022, 8:00 AM 23,084 Views 0 Comments

Geraldine Byrne Nason will take over the role of Irish Ambassador to Washington in early Autumn.

Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President
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Larry Donnelly: Busting myths ahead of the referendum on allowing the Irish diaspora vote for the President

Apr 16th 2022, 8:30 PM 23,348 Views 58 Comments

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
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# All-American

USA native and former softballer Haney hits five-year plan with Ireland

Apr 6th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,884 Views 0 Comments

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
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A US Judge said Donald Trump probably committed crimes in bid to subvert election result

Mar 28th 2022, 8:01 PM 19,999 Views 20 Comments

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
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# War In Ukraine

Russian court extends detention of US basketball star

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 11:00 AM 40,770 Views 6 Comments

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
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# Resolution

US women's team reaches landmark $24 million settlement in equal pay dispute

Feb 22nd 2022, 12:53 PM 4,770 Views 10 Comments

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
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# Human Rights

Mike Murphy: Why I’m supporting a call on the EU to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements

Feb 21st 2022, 7:00 AM 37,054 Views 33 Comments

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
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# Hollywood Scam

Hollywood actor jailed for $650 million (€567.1m) movie ponzi scheme

Feb 15th 2022, 8:27 AM 93,762 Views 0 Comments

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
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# Torn Up

US committee investigates whether Donald Trump violated the Presidential Records Act

Feb 10th 2022, 8:30 PM 16,267 Views 23 Comments

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'
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US intelligence says directed energy could explain so-called 'Havana syndrome'

Feb 3rd 2022, 9:21 AM 21,918 Views 12 Comments

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
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# St Patrick's Day

Slimmed down contingent of Ministers likely to travel abroad for St Patrick's Day this year

Updated Feb 1st 2022, 7:49 PM 15,917 Views 17 Comments

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
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# Very Very Frightening

US lightning bolt sets new world record of 767 kilometres

Feb 1st 2022, 10:53 AM 31,266 Views 15 Comments

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
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Nancy Pelosi says she's going to run for 19th term in office

Jan 26th 2022, 9:15 PM 24,024 Views 33 Comments

Pelosi has been the only female speaker of the House of Representatives.

39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida
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# Coast Guard

39 people missing as capsized boat found near Florida

Jan 25th 2022, 10:51 PM 31,899 Views 6 Comments

The agency patrols the waters around Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas.

Rust film armourer blames ammunition supplier in lawsuit
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# Halyna Hutchins

Rust film armourer blames ammunition supplier in lawsuit

Jan 13th 2022, 5:05 PM 13,515 Views 0 Comments

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
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US surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

Jan 10th 2022, 10:47 PM 42,690 Views 63 Comments

The surgery last Friday took seven hours at the Baltimore hospital.

Pioneering Black movie star Sidney Poitier dies at 94
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Pioneering Black movie star Sidney Poitier dies at 94

Jan 7th 2022, 3:50 PM 23,542 Views 43 Comments

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
# Ghislaine Maxwell
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# Ghislaine Maxwell

Maxwell to seek new trial after reports of juror’s sex abuse

Jan 6th 2022, 6:53 PM 36,148 Views 0 Comments

The juror was identified only by his first and middle name in the articles.

US teacher arrested for allegedly giving Covid vaccine to teenager
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# New York

US teacher arrested for allegedly giving Covid vaccine to teenager

Jan 5th 2022, 11:29 AM 59,130 Views 37 Comments

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
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# Sean Hannity

Fox News host asked for information about texts to Trump as part of 6 January riot probe

Jan 5th 2022, 8:26 AM 29,870 Views 55 Comments

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
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Donald Trump and two eldest children subpoenaed by NY Attorney General

Jan 3rd 2022, 9:50 PM 51,213 Views 35 Comments

An investigation is linked to the valuation of properties.

Prince Andrew cannot halt sex assault lawsuit with residency claim, judge says
# Virginia Giuffre
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# Virginia Giuffre

Prince Andrew cannot halt sex assault lawsuit with residency claim, judge says

Jan 1st 2022, 6:40 PM 47,105 Views 0 Comments

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
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Ukrainian soldier killed as tensions with Russia soar

Jan 1st 2022, 1:30 PM 39,919 Views 46 Comments

The army said Russian separatists had launched three attacks within 24 hours using grenade launchers and small arms.

USA v Ireland one-day cricket series cancelled
# Off
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# Off

USA v Ireland one-day cricket series cancelled

Dec 28th 2021, 8:27 PM 3,049 Views 1 Comment

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
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California police release bodycam footage of fatal shooting of 14-year-old girl

Dec 28th 2021, 3:15 PM 44,507 Views 55 Comments

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
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# Omicron

France announces new Covid-19 measures amid spike in infections

Updated Dec 27th 2021, 9:32 PM 117,299 Views 73 Comments

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
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Police officer guilty of manslaughter over death of black motorist Daunte Wright

Dec 23rd 2021, 9:55 PM 27,742 Views 0 Comments

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
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US imposes sanctions against China over abuse of Uighurs

Dec 16th 2021, 10:33 PM 10,893 Views 17 Comments

The Biden administration is targeting biotech and surveillance firms and government entities for Beijing’s human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims.

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