As I write the US is organising the groundwork for a coup in Venezuela. Things are progressing along a tried and tested plan which was used in Chile in 1973 and recently in Ukraine.
Wed, 06 Feb, 2019
He has made bold decisions, but that’s not the same as being a good leader, as his motives have been to consolidate his own power in the US, says Scott Cowen.
Mon, 16 Jul, 2018
The Oval Office has rarely if ever been occupied by men without blemishes of one kind or another on their character.
Fri, 18 May, 2018
The world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir, which has perfomed alongside Bono and sang for popes and the UN General Assembly, is to perform at Cork Opera House.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
Diplomacy, the only alternative to war, is about meeting your enemy, and that is not a sign of weakness. Donald Trump is right to meet Kim Jong Un, says
Tue, 13 Mar, 2018
His nomination as the next head of the US Federal Reserve means Jerome Powell is set to become one the world’s most powerful and influential individuals, writes
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
Nonproliferation experttells of the danger of a ‘nuclear monarch’
Tue, 19 Sep, 2017
spoke to esteemed US political strategist Bob Schrum about how Trump managed to win the election with a simpler message
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
Former US president Jimmy Carter is out of hospital after being treated for dehydration, a spokeswoman has said.
Fri, 14 Jul, 2017
Former US President Jimmy Carter has been taken to a hospital "as a precaution" after becoming dehydrated at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Canada, a spokeswoman says.
Thu, 13 Jul, 2017
On the 40th anniversary,looks at the momentous events of the 1977 general election.
Fri, 16 Jun, 2017
Legions of fans are expected to line the streets of Macon, Georgia, as music legend Gregg Allman is carried to his final resting place in the same cemetery where he and his band members used to hang out and write songs amid the tombstones.
Sat, 03 Jun, 2017
Fri, 19 May, 2017
Only the ‘great and the good’, like Mary Robinson and Jimmy Carter, are considered useful in their later years. Everyone else is made obsolete at an age when they may have another 20 years or more to live, writes
Sat, 13 May, 2017
Any US president’s influence is based on his reputation among Congress, bureaucrats, and other elites, and the White House incumbent has rapidly damaged his, says
Wed, 05 Apr, 2017
wage inflation begins to take off, Janet Yellen will have to act by removing the punch bowl from the party. If this happens, sparks could fly in Washington DC, writes
Mon, 20 Mar, 2017
There is a long history of the CIA briefing presidents-elect on foreign policy. Donald Trump has rebuffed the agency’s advice.asks why
Fri, 16 Dec, 2016
Thu, 24 Nov, 2016
Sat, 19 Nov, 2016
Tue, 18 Oct, 2016
believes the next stage of the space race will be for — lunar real estate.
Mon, 05 Sep, 2016
US presidents vary between authoritarian figures and nappy changers, writes
Mon, 15 Aug, 2016
Hillary Clinton stepped into history by becoming the Democratic party’s nominee in the White House race but does she have what it takes to make history in November?
Tue, 02 Aug, 2016
Clinton has secured the Democratic nomination, but the campaign to be president promises to be a knock-down drag-out affair with Donald Trump, says
Tue, 07 Jun, 2016
Donald Trump isn’t the first wealthy person to run for the Oval Office. But, if elected, unique conflicts of interest could arise due to his way of doing business, writes
Fri, 03 Jun, 2016
New operators are being sought for the bar at Shannon Airport named after the inventor of Irish coffee and where US president Barack Obama had his first pint of Guinness.
Fri, 13 May, 2016
Tue, 03 May, 2016
ACOUPLE of years ago I wrote about a fuzzy-haired Czech professor with a head full of brains who had discovered a virus that could get into a human mind and make its owner reckless,
Mon, 02 May, 2016
It’s show time again. The party machines have revved up. The soundbites have been polished off. The candidates are out on the road pressing the flesh, occasionally taking time out to gaze up admiringly at their images on their posters.
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015
Jimmy Carter’s grandson says no cancer was detected the last time the former US president underwent a scan.
Mon, 07 Dec, 2015
Jimmy Carter has been one of the most influential former US Presidents through his work promoting international peace and democracy.
Tue, 27 Oct, 2015
Wed, 07 Oct, 2015
Former president Jimmy Carter has taught two Sunday School classes in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, three days after receiving radiation treatment for cancer.
Sun, 23 Aug, 2015
Barack Obama has wished Jimmy Carter a full and speedy recovery after the former US president announced that he was battling cancer.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
With a grandfather who became the world's first billionaire, David Rockefeller has seen it all and has more ahead of him, writes
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
Before Hillary Clinton, 34 women have tried to become US president, including a daughter of Irish parents who ran 40 years ago, and a radical feminist in the 1870s, writes
Wed, 08 Apr, 2015
SO, Taoiseach. You have the worst opinion-poll ratings in your history. Thousands of people will march tomorrow against the water tax. And there’s a row among your most senior ministers about the repayment of the Anglo debt.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
An American man recently sentenced by North Korea to six years of hard labour says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health is not deteriorating.
Thu, 25 Sep, 2014
Reports that women held at direct provision centres are being forced into prostitution to support themselves have been described as "shocking" by Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
Campaigners have welcomed the intervention of former US president Jimmy Carter who has written to all TDs and senators urging them to act on proposed laws to criminalise people who pay for sex.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
The welcome intervention from former US president Jimmy Carter, in which he encouraged legislators to take the advice offered last year by a Dáil committee on laws around prostitution, highlights again our tardiness in introducing legislation designed to protect the exploited and vulnerable. Even if we know it is good advice and it is supported by all political parties. $90.
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
Family escape from e-cigarette inferno
Wed, 28 May, 2014
THE longstanding Irish policy of neutrality, an ongoing balancing act of several competing pressures — nationalism, the post-colonial relation with Britain, a burgeoning involvement with European politics — came under particular scrutiny in 1983.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2013