At a White House meeting with business leaders, President Donald Trump renewed his threat to take retaliatory action against American businesses that close US factories in favour of foreign plants.

US president threatens ‘very major border tax’ on US companies relocating overseas

Reince Priebus and wife Sally Priebus arrive for Trump’s inauguration:  “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.” Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Aide vows to ‘fight back’ against alleged attempts to delegitimise US president

Senior Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said White House press secretary Sean Spicer was offering “alternative facts” in relation to the size of the crowd at Friday’s inauguration. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Analysis: US president brings his ‘running war’ with media and truth to White House

Andrea Beaty (55), her daughter and her two sisters, who travelled from North Carolina and California, were dressed in the purple and white of early 20th century Suffragettes to protest.

Millions protest in Washington and around the world vowing to resist new US president

Crowds on the National Mall in Washington DC just before Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017 (left) and Barack Obama’s in 2009. Photograph: Reuters

Inauguration watched by 30.6 million TV viewers in the US, seven million fewer than Obama’s first ceremony

 Donald Trump raises his fist after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on the West front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Property tycoon’s inauguration speech strikes unashamedly nationalistic tone

The President Trump who delivered the inaugural address on the steps of the US Capitol was no different to the tough-talking candidate who descended that gold escalator in Trump Tower when he announced his candidacy. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Hope of more conciliatory tone vanishes with unashamedly nationalistic and mean-spirited speech

Donald Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer, who said Trump “is committed to not just day one, but day two, day three, of enacting an agenda of real change.” Photograph: Sam Hodgson/New York Times

New president intends to sign a raft of executive orders undoing Obama policies

Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House on Friday, January 20th, before the start of presidential inaugural festivities for the incoming 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

New US president could take wrecking ball to the first black president’s accomplishments

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States as Melania Trump looks pn. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

US leader vows to eradicate eradicate radical Islamic terrorism ‘completely from the face of the Earth’

US President-elect Donald Trump gestures during a welcome celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Washington in heightened state of alert as pro and anti supporters descend on capital

US president-elect Donald Trump. Photograph:  Dominick Reuter/Getty Images

With billions at stake, algorithms and apps have been developed to respond to Donald Trump’s Twitter trigger finger

President-elect of the United States, Donald J Trump, and his wife Melania Trump arrive at Joint Base Andrews the day before his swearing in. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Mr Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Getty Images

Security tight in Washington as billionaire to be sworn in as 45th US president

Outgoing US president Barack Obama has held his final press conference. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Outgoing US president calls on journalists to ‘push those in power to be their best selves’

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross answers questions in the US Senate. Mr Ross is Donald Trump’s pick for commerce secretary. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Wilbur Ross, Trump’s commerce secretary pick, tells US Senate he is ‘pro-sensible trade’

US President-elect Donald Trump will be the most unpopular of at least the last seven new presidents, according to a poll. Photograph: Dominick Reuters/AFP/Getty Images

US president-elect shows no sign of changing his abrasive ways as he prepares for office

 President Vladimir Putin has dismissed allegations that Russia had compromising information on US president-elect Donald Trump. Photograph:  Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian leader defends incoming US president, calling allegations ‘complete nonsense’

US president Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. File photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The US president-elect is considering sending the White House press corps into exile

Demonstrators  at a rally in support of Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act in Denver, Colorado,  on Sunday. Photograph: Chris Schneider/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans face challenge of replacing plan without leaving 20m Americans stranded

Stand-ins for US president-elect Donald Trump  and Melania Trump in a dress rehearsal for the presidential inauguration on January 20th. Photograph:  Michael Reynolds/Epa

Brennan says president-elect’s spontaneous tweets do not protect US national security

Donald Trump will effectively take his first weekend as president off. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

His priority is reversing key Obama policies, but that could be trickier than he thinks

Donald Trump: “It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen and it was gotten by opponents of ours.” Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

President-elect condemns leaking of unsubstantiated sexual allegations about him

US president-elect Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in July. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Trump won the presidential election with the most unconventional campaign ever

 Members of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. Millions of  undocumented immigrants will be watching to see how  Trump plays his hand. Photograph: Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images

US Letter: Children in one Chicago family will visit Ireland without their parents this year

Donald Trump with his daughter Ivanka and his nominee as US ambassador to Israel, lawyer  David Friedman, in 2010. Mr Friedman (57) said that he planned to “strengthen the bond” between the US and Israel and that he looked forward to “doing this from the US embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem”.   Photograph: Bradley C Bower/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Lawyer David Friedman says he looks forward to carrying out duties from Jerusalem

Barack Obama said he had spoken directly to Vladimir Putin about his feelings over the hacking. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

US president says he told Vladimir Putin to stop meddling in the election at G20 meeting

 Ivanka Trump standing behind her father  during his speech at a campaign event in Aston, Pennsylvania, in September. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Daughter set for move to East Wing to assume duties normally reserved for first lady

Dylann Roof has been  found guilty of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church in Charleston, in the US. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters

Self-avowed white supremacist faces death penalty for killing of nine black churchgoers

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin (left) and Exxon Mobil chief  Rex Tillerson take part in a signing ceremony at a Rosneft refinery in the Black Sea town of Tuapse, Russia, on  June 15th, 2012. Photograph:  Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev via Reuters

Choice of Exxon boss as secretary of state alarms Republican senators over Russia ties

Rex Tillerson, chairman of Exxon Mobil. Links with Russia’s energy industry could create a blurry line between his business interests and his new job. Photograph: New York Times

Exxon chief Rex Tillerson could face tough confirmation hearing over links to Putin

US president-elect Donald Trump has dismissed the CIA claim Russian hackers leaked emails about the DNC. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Senate leader says he supports probe into allegations of Kremlin-backed hacks of DNC

 Rex Tillerson at the World Gas Conference in Paris last year. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty

Rex Tillerson, dubbed ‘T Rex’ by Sarah Palin, has €26m salary and strong links to Russia

 US president-elect Donald Trump speaking during the USA Thank You Tour in Grand Rapids, Michigan. File photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

US president-elect criticises agencies over claims that Russia intervened in election

Family members  of victims of the  Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting grieve at Newtown, Connecticut, US, on December 14th, 2012. File photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

US Letter: ‘Facts’ at times come at expense of those struggling with most horrific tragedies

Fast-food restaurant tycoon Andrew Puzder, after a meeting, outside the clubhouse at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, New Jersey in November. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Climate change sceptic to run EPA and fast-food mogul in line for labour secretary

 The cover of Time magazine’s December 19th  issue, featuring US president-elect Donald  Trump, who has been named  the magazine’s 2016  Person of the Year. Photograph: EPA/TIME

President-elect appoints fossil fuel defender to run the Environmental Protection Agency

Garda Brian Hanrahan was on holiday in the US when the assault occurred.

One of two brothers released on basis of no probable cause in shooting of Brian Hanrahan

 US president-elect Donald Trump  and Son Masayoshi, CEO of SoftBank, meet the press following a meeting at Trump Tower in New York. Photograph: Albin Lohr-Jones/EPA

President-elect calls on US government to cancel Boeing order for new Air Force One

Irish Ambassador to the US  Anne Anderson with assistant secretary of the bureau of educational and cultural affairs at the US State Department Evan Ryan as the J-1 was signed. Photograph: Flickr/Kelsey Brannan, ECA, U.S. Department of State

Irish and US officials hold talks on summer version of student visa targeted by Trump

Ben Carson has accepted Donald Trump’s offer to  be secretary of the department of housing and urban development. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Prominent African-American doctor to oversee renewal agenda in inner cities

An NYPD officer directs traffic in front of Trump Tower, New York. Photograph:  Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Images

Security for US president-elect costing city $1m a day says Irish-American NYPD chief

 Norwegian Air: Unions claim the airline will use its  Irish Air Operator’s Certificate as a flag of convenience to skirt labour laws and employ low-paid crew. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Norwegian Air’s permit win likely to prompt opposition from pilots’ unions and rivals

Voting day: Several computer scientists and election lawyers have called for a recount on suspicions of vulnerabilities around paperless voting machines. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Not everyone is happy to accept that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton fairly

Enda Kenny during an interview in New York on Friday: he said he would leave the decision on the future of water charges to a special Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Kenny unwilling to indicate whether he favours refunds for charges paid

US healthcare: Enda Kenny called the agreement a “great endorsement of what Ireland has to offer in healthcare provision and medical technology”. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Agreement with Northwell Health will allow Irish firms to sell to US health specialists

Enda Kenny told Bloomberg TV the Government had received a “stream” of inquiries from financial services companies and banks considering a move out of Britain. Photograph: Christopher Goodney/Bloomberg

Taoiseach defends US firms investing in State after Republican promised crackdown

Enda Kenny told Bloomberg that every political issue contains opportunities.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach says Government would compete ‘fairly and hard’ to lure such companies

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said allegations a 13-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by a number of his peers at The King’s Hospital school in  south Dublin boarding school were ‘disturbing’. Photograph: Google maps

The King’s Hospital school responds to reports of alleged sexual assault of 13-year-old

The water charges committee has a number of questions to examine, including whether water services will be funded by a new tax or by adjusting existing taxes. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Committee on funding water supply will operate transparently, says chair Pádraig Ó Céidigh

Gerry Adams has again said he received information about Brian Stack’s murderers from his son, Austin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Kenny rebukes SF leader over undisclosed information on 1983 killing of Brian Stack

Apple chief executive Tim Cook: said the company is putting money in a holding account pending the outcome of its appeal against the European Commission ruling, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Taoiseach restates opposition to €13bn bill following meeting with CEO Tim Cook

Gerry Adams: Heavily criticised by Taoiseach Enda Kenny during his US trip. Photograph: Eric Luke

Adams criticised by Taoiseach concerning the murder of prison officer by IRA in 1983

The students who were killed when the balcony collapsed at the Library Gardens Apartments, in Berkeley, California (Top LtoR) Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke, (Bottom LtoR) Nick Schuster, Eimear Walsh, and Lorcan Miller. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach meets parents of balcony collapse victim Ashley Donohoe during US visit

Enda Kenny said it was up to the all-party special committee to consider the recommendation of an expert commission that most households should not pay water charges. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

Kenny on US visit defers call on future of water payments amid internal FG tensions

Wilbur Ross: Donald Trump’s nomination  puts a man with a deep understanding of Ireland and the Irish economy at the heart of next US administration. Photograph: the New York Times

‘King of Bankruptcy’ Wilbur Ross, who invested in Bank of Ireland, named commerce secretary

US president-elect Donald Trump dining  with Mitt Romney (right) and chief-of- staff  Reince Priebus   on Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

US president-elect announces plans to separate himself from his business interests

Voters in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on on November 8th. Green Party candidate Jill Stein has sought a recount in the state amid accusations of voting irregularities and hacks. Photograph: Mark Makela/The New York Times

Green Party candidate files for fresh count of votes in another state won by Republican

Cuban Americans celebrate the death of  Fidel Castro in the Little Havana neighbourhood of Miami, Florida on Sunday. Photograph: Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images

Havana must give Cuban people a ‘better deal’, president-elect warns Castro regime

US president Barack Obama  and Cuban president Raul Castro. The death of Fidel Castro will push US-Cuban relations to the top of Donald Trump’s foreign policy in-tray. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Next US president may spy opportunities after passing of divisive Cuban revolutionary

Billboard in Havana depicting  Fidel Castro and reading ‘Fidel Among Us’,  two days after his death. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

Ted Cruz among Republican critics, referring to Cuban leader as ‘murderous tyrant’

Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh’s parents emigrated from Ireland to  America  in the 1950s.    Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times

Son of Galway immigrants believes Trump will struggle to adopt campaign pledges

US president-elect Donald Trump  in the lobby of the New York Times building after a question-and-answer session with journalists. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Republican’s transition marked by same unpredictability and petulance as campaign

President-elect Donald Trump during a meeting with reporters, columnists and company leadership from the New York Times, at the publication’s headquarters in New York. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

US president-elect does not want to prosecute Hillary Clinton and reverses on climate change

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe (left) meets  Donald Trump in Trump Tower, which is a short walk from the hotel where the Taoiseach is scheduled to stay during his visit. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Enda Kenny suggested New York meeting on post-election call to US president-elect

 People in Los Angeles protest the appointment of  former Breitbart News head Steve Bannon, as chief strategist of the White House. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Incidents of vitriol and harassment rise as Republican brings far right to mainstream

Three new faces in the Trump administration are US Representative from Kansas Mike Pompeo, retired lieutenant  general Michael Flynn, and Senator Jeff Sessions. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US president-elect rewards loyalty by naming early supporters to top administration roles

 Boston Globe hoax headline: Irish immigrants worry Trump may reverse legislation that  protects children  from deportation. Photograph:  Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

Irish Government officials focus diplomatic efforts on immigration ‘sanctuary cities’

Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law:  consulted lawyers to see if he would circumvent anti-nepotism rules and have a White House role by foregoing a government salary and placing his  business interests in a blind trust. Photograph:  Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

Lobbyist measures decided after days of upheaval and infighting within Trump camp

Democratic senators Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders and Debbie Stabenow: the party wants  to bridge the gap between the   leadership and key constituencies. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Barack Obama questions election strategy and urges party to work at grass-roots level

President-elect Donald Trump: his economic adviser Stephen Moore says US corporate tax is set to change to 15-20 per cent from the current 35 per cent, though Ireland will still have “a tax advantage” with its 12.5 per cent rate. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Stephen Moore says Irish ‘tax advantage’ will remain even after president-elect’s proposals

US vice president-elect Mike Pence at Trump Tower for meetings with US president-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty

President-elect meets to consider roles amid ‘purge’ of Chris Christie associates

President Barack Obama and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Tuesday. Photograph:  EPA/Orestis Panagiotou

US president rejects view he caused shock result, said voters wanted to ‘shake things up’

Vermont senator Bernie Sanders campaigning for Hillary Clinton during the US presidential election. “There needs to be a profound change in the way the Democratic Party does business,” he says. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Election pushed many long-time white Democrats towards insurgent Republican

Donald Trump with his new chief of staff  Reince Priebus: Mr Priebus spent much of his post-appointment  media interviews defending his future colleague Steve Bannon and the latter’s links to white supremacists. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/via Getty

President says it will be up to Trump to appoint a team that serves his policies

Steve Bannon: Began his career in the military and business before turning to politics and the media. Photograph: Getty Images

US president-elect’s top adviser a pugnacious, Irish-American, conservative provocateur

Lock her up: Donald Trump supporters protest against Hillary Clinton in the run-up to this week’s US presidential election. Photograph: Damon Winter/New York Times

The president-elect pledged to build a wall on the border with Mexico and ban Muslims from entering the US, among other vote-winni(...)

Here’s a man bound to find extensive work opportunities over the next four years: Donald Trump impersonator Eric Jackman, here at work at a Trump campaign rally  in Manchester, New Hampshire. File photograph: Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images

Republican mulling a mix of insiders and outsiders for top administration positions

A demonstrator  during a protest against the election of Republican Donald Trump in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Cole Howard/Reuters

US president-elect praises demonstrators after blaming media for the unrest

Leslie Rossi with her family outside The Trump House, the property she turned into a local campaign office for the candidate in western Pennsylvania, helping Trump become the first Republican to win the state since 1988

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters speak out as the election result sinks in

Taoiseach Enda Kenny spoke with Donald Trump  in a call set up by the Irish Embassy  in Washington. Sections of the British press expressed outrage that Mr Trump  spoke to Mr Kenny ahead of UK prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP

Kenny one of nine world leaders to speak to Trump within 24 hours of his election

 President Barack Obama (right) shakes hands with president-elect Donald Trump at the end of their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

President calls meeting ‘excellent’ as president-elect describes him as ‘very good man’

 President Barack Obama meets president-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

President and successor show a unified front as they begin formal handover of power

 Hillary Clinton supporters watch TV coverage of the US presidential election in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood of Seattle as Donald Trump emerges as winner. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty

‘Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind,’ says Clinton

Supporters of president-elect Donald Trump cheer  as they watch the election results during a rally on Wednesday night. Photograph: AP

Analysis: Reagan Democrats became Trump Democrats as Republican triumphs in Rust Belt

President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally in New York. Photograph: John Locher/AP

Hillary Clinton concedes defeat as Republican wins critical swing states in election

Donald Trump points to supporters at the end of his rally at the SNHU Arena on Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Republican flaunts backing of Tom Brady in final pitch to New Hampshire voters

Hillary Clinton: Trust is her  most vulnerable front and Donald Trump  has attacked it repeatedly. Photograph: Reuters

Democrat candidate found in most polls to be less trustworthy than Donald Trump

Donald Trump (centre) campaigning in Florida, the biggest, most valuable battleground state in the US presidential election. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Ten competitive swing states critical in deciding if Clinton or Trump wins presidency

Amanda Pierre-Louis with her friends, wife and husband Deanna and Aroson Randle, at the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, North Carolina. The three see African-Americans as being worse off now than they were when Barack Obama was elected. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Democratic candidate in last-minute campaigning to shore up traditional support

Donald Trump and his wife Melania at Wilmington International Airport:  “In three days, we are going to win the great state of North Carolina. Then, we will win the White House.” Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Number of blacks voting falls as vicious campaign attacks alienate Obama’s core base

Jennifer Aho of LA, California

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? With three days to go, six Irish emigrants to America reveal their feelings about the upcoming e(...)

A child tries to catch caps thrown in the air before  Trump holds a campaign event in Orlando, Florida. Children have become the collateral damage amid all the name-calling and insult-spewing of the US election campaign. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

America Letter: The rancour of the campaign has spilled into classrooms and playgrounds

Trump took advantage of his outsider status in a packed Republican primary race at a time when the vast majority of the party’s supporters were angry or dissatisfied with Washington politicians. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Outcome of campaign – an orgy of xenophobia and insults – could be decided by turnout

 Democratic presidential nominee  Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a campaign rally at The Great Hall at Heinz Field  in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Latest poll puts Clinton three points ahead, as FBI role in election draws further scrutiny

Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,   leaves the federal courthouse in Newark on Friday. Baroni, who was born in Ireland, was found guilty in the “Bridgegate” trial along with fellow former aide Bridget Anne Kelly. Photograph: Kena Betancur/Getty Images

Irish-American appointee and one-time aide guilty over politically motivated traffic jams

Supporters  in Berwyn, Pennsylvania where Melania Trump was campaigning for her husband. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Pennsylvania is Clinton’s ‘checkmate’ state and Trump’s biggest possible steal

Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, at  a rally in Berwyn, Pennsylvania: “Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough.” Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Donald Trump sends wife Melania to Pennsylvania for first solo campaign appearance

US president Barack Obama implied FBI director’s  decision to tell Congress  it was investigating newly discovered emails violated normal procedures followed during an FBI inquiry. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President breaks silence on decision to tell Congress about revived Clinton email inquiry

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump: the two candidates are  barnstorming battleground states with just days to go until the US presidential election. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Averages show tightening presidential race as nominees ‘barnstorm’ swing states

Hillary Clinton jokes with Democratic Ohio congresswoman Marcia Fudge during a surprise stop for lunch at Angie’s Soul Cafe in Cleveland. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Democrats go on the offensive as voter enthusiasm slips in wake of revived FBI inquiry

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