The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates last night and said it was keeping the core of its plan to tighten monetary policy intact even as central bank officials said they would likely slow the pace of further rate increases next year.
Eileen Battersby, literary correspondent at The Irish Times, has written a fine debut novel that is peppered with high-cultural references and yet manages to be a thumping good yarn, despite the fact that the first person narrator isn’t altogether likeable.
Democrat Hillary Clinton was close to announcing a vice presidential running mate last night, with US senator Tim Kaine of Virginia leading a small group of contenders under consideration to help her do battle with Republican rival Donald Trump.
The arrests and internment without trial of hundreds of Irish men in May 1916, together with the leaders’ executions, saw the public mood swiftly change after the Rising. examines a family archive of papers and photographs that shows the effects of these arrests
THERE may still be a few dinosaurs in Leinster House but, thanks to the vision and purpose of Lawrence Dundas, third Earl and first marquess of Zetland, mayor of Richmond in Yorkshire and Knight of the Thistle, remnants of the real things have enjoyed more tranquil surroundings for the past 125 years.