Nóirín O’Sullivan: Fine Gael Ministers on Monday night expressed support for  the commissioner. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan says he still does not have confidence in commissioner

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan: her performance yesterday will do little to reassure a sceptical public. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

O’Sullivan casts herself as solution, not the problem, in getting to bottom of scandal

Deerfield in the Phoenix Park: the late 18th century home has been the US ambassador’s official residence in Ireland since 1927. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Carleton Varney chosen by Brian Burns for renovation of Deerfield in Phoenix Park

Until now, banks had been unable to complete deals with one debtor without their other half signing up too

High Court judgment sets precedent to help resolve personal insolvency for the separated

Former US president Bill Clinton stopped on Nassau Street in Dublin, and purchased a bunch of flowers  supporting the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day.

Former US president met businessman and New York hotelier after McGuinness funeral

Billy Lawless: The diaspora senator said Ireland had “strayed from the inclusive spirit” of the 1916 Proclamation and the Constitution. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Giving citizens abroad a vote in presidential ballots could cost €21m per election

Ministers Frances Fitzgerald and Leo Varadkar at the launch of a campaign for Abhaile in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

State-funded Abhaile scheme pays €550,000 to personal insolvency practitioners

Irish diaspora: the overseas electorate could exceed the 1.7 million people who voted in the 2011 presidential election. Illustration: Digital Vision/Getty

The planned referendum on overseas voting rights will raise questions that go to the heart of what it means to be an Irish citizen(...)

Estate agent Michael McArdle outside his office in Crossmaglen, Co Armagh. Photograph: Simon Carswell

People in the south Armagh town of Crossmaglen fear the return to a hard Border

Total US foreign direct investment into Ireland topped €292 billion as of 2014 and any plans by the Trump administration to slow investment overseas would be a concern for Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

St Patrick’s Day meeting with US president a chance for Kenny to set out Ireland Inc’s stall

Melania Trump  will not be there when Enda Kenny presents a bowl of shamrock to Donald Trump next Thursday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US first lady will not attend St Patrick’s Day shamrock ceremony with Donald Trump

Jack Nealon’s pub on Capel Street in Dublin is set to close next month. Image: Google Maps.

Staff at Capel Street venue shocked at move which was ordered by vulture fund owners

Pia Bang Stokes: debts written off in  personal insolvency arrangement. Photograph: Collins

Couple will pay lump sum of €145,000 in arrangement with creditors and keep family home

Handover: President Barack Obama meets President-elect Donald Trump in the White House in November. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump’s dystopian vision of the United States bears little resemblance to the country I got to know during four years as ‘I(...)

JP McManus’s US lawyer has said he planned to talk to the Limerick businessman and his Irish solicitors about an appeal. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Judge rejects Limerick businessman’s claim for tax refund on board game winnings

Sean Spicer: “You got to remember that being in this country is a privilege, not a right, but again I think the president has got a big heart.” Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

US press secretary speaks of Irish heritage and administration’s initial steps

White House press secretary praises State’s ‘competitive’ economic policies

Democrats are eager to block   Donald Trump’s plans to appoint judge  Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court. Photograph:  Stephen Crowley/New York Times

US president faces showdown with Democrats over appointment

US president Donald Trump (right) shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch after announcing the federal judge  as his nominee for the Supreme Court. Photograph: EPA

‘Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline’

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD with US National Security Advisor, Gen Michael Flynn Photograph: Marty Katz

Foreign minister told Trump aide Mike Flynn of ‘damaging consequences’ of order

Brian Burns, the business executive and commercial lawyer who president Donald Trump wants to be his ambassador to Ireland, in his office in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Brian Burns says people in Ireland are going to be delighted by the new US president

US president Donald Trump: the Government appears to have no sway over decisions made in US immigration pre-clearance at Irish airports. Photograph: Ron Sachs

Cabinet told it has no legal power over US immigration decisions despite promised review

White House press secretary Sean Spicer: “For the attorney general to turn around and say I am not going to uphold this lawful executive order is clearly a dereliction of duty and she should have been removed and she was,” he said on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Trump aide defends claim that sacked official ‘betrayed’ department on immigration ban

Acting attorney general Sally Yates has been fired by US President Donald Trump after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial immigration orders. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

White House accuses legal adviser of betrayal for questioning legality of immigration order

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan begins three-day visit to the United State today.

Minister for Foreign Affairs three-day visit begins today

Demonstrators remain outside the US supreme court over president Donald Trump’s  anti-immigration executive orders in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama criticises his successor as Donald Trump defends Muslim travel ban

Fiona McEntee (right) at O’Hare Airport in Chicago. “We don’t even know what is happening with them [refugees with no family in US]. I am going to head to O’Hare again because I just want to get an idea of what is going on.”

‘It was just horrendous, the lack of compassion and communication. It was just inhumane’

People praying in a baggage hall at Fort Worth airport in Dallas, Texas, in protest at the travel ban imposed by US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Reuters/Laura Buckman

US president defends measure despite court rulings, protests and international criticism

A protest at the arrivals hall of San Francisco’s SFO International Airport after people arriving from Muslim-majority countries were held at the border control as a result of the new executive order. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

Opposition grows to US ban on nationals from predominantly Muslim countries

Fáilte! Tommy Tubridy and Brendan Walsh fly the flag for Donald Trump near the president’s golf course in Doonbeg, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

For Ireland, a country the US president says he ‘loves’, it pays to exploit the relationship

US president Donald Trump on Air Force One. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

Mexico, immigrants, Obamacare, the environment, ‘alternative facts’, voting, abortion: it’s been a fight a day for the new US pres(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May listens to US president Donald Trump during their joint news conference at the White House in Washington DC. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president says he does not agree with defence secretary about uses of waterboarding

Meet the people running Trump’s America

Donald Trump's team taking shape is the richest in US history, but has little political experience

British  prime minister Theresa May speaks at a Republican retreat  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: she urged  Donald Trump to “engage but beware” of Russian president Vladimir Putin.  Photograph: Mark Makela/Reuters

British PM urges Americans not to go it alone in world ahead of meeting with Trump

US president Donald Trump with vice president Mike Pence  and  speaker of the house Paul Ryan at a  Republican retreat   in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph:  Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images

Summit with Mexican leader off as Trump slams disrespectful refusal to pay for barrier

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has said ‘Mexico does not believe in walls’. Photograph: Mario Guzmán/EPA

Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald Trump engage in war of words on Twitter on issue

US President Donald Trump speaks to the staff at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington DC on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US president considers reinstating waterboarding as an interrogation method

View of the border line between Mexico and the US in Tijuana, northwestern Mexico. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty

US president has moved at breakneck speed with orders to fulfil his big campaign pledges

US president Donald Trump  signs an executive action that will order the construction of a Mexican border wall,  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president issues invite to Taoiseach Enda Kenny to White House for St Patrick’s Day

US president Donald Trump has said he is ordering a ‘major investigation’ into alleged  voter fraud. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

US president repeats allegation that millions of ‘illegal’ voters cost him the popular vote

  White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds the Trump administration’s  first daily press briefing  at the White House. Photograph:   Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Sean Spicer adopts a softer tone with reporters at his first official press briefing

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

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