Protesters demanding higher wages and unionisation for fast food workers block traffic near Times Square, New York,  on September 4th. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The final piece in our series on the working poor: A new wave of protest against low pay is spreading across the US this autumn.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan met Ban Ki-moon before giving an address to the UN general assembly in New York today. Photograph: @CharlieFlanagan on Twitter

Barbaric violence by Islamic State ‘harks back to mentality of a millenium ago’

 Air strikes: US president Barack Obama speaking this week. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Does the US president’s action against the Islamic State signal a permanent change of direction?

This week’s visit was Enda Kenny’s third  to the United States this year, and he is due back in New York  in November for a business dinner. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Washington event will mark 90 years of Irish-American relations

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan at a UN peacekeeping summit in New York.

Charlie Flanagan announces plans at UN peacekeeping summit in New York

US secretary of state John Kerry has urged Ireland to continue providing humanitarian aid in Iraq and Syria for people affected by the rise of the Islamic State militants, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Flanagan meets top American diplomat on first US visit as foreign affairs minister

The Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson: she has written to Pat McCrory to acknowledge receipt of his letter and has forwarded his correspondence to Ireland. Photograph: Marty Katz/

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Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said he would not like to speculate on whether the Executive would collapse over the budget dispute, which is the subject of talks at Stormont today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Adams was speaking on the fringes of the annual meeting of Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation in New York

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Taoiseach hopes move will strengthen ties with the United States

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