Kevin O’Malley (left) being sworn in as the new US ambassador to Dublin by US vice president Joe Biden

Charlie Flanagan sees role for US in helping ‘to break the logjam’ in the North

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he would convey to the US vice president Joe Biden and secretary of state John Kerry in meetings today ‘the deep sense of frustration on the part of the Irish community that expectations have been raised in the past and ultimately not realised’. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Irish community in US has experienced ‘disappointment after disappointment’

The Taoiseach ‘has treated the Imma board, the entire arts community and the members and staff of Seanad Éireann with total disdain’, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader says Imma and Seanad deserve full explanation of Taoiseach’s role

  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

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