Defence Forces Captain Peter Kelleher  reads the 1916 Proclamation at the ceremony in Washington

The first statue ever created of Irish revolutionary Robert Emmet has been re-dedicated in Washington DC at a ceremony that also jointly marked the ce(...)

Michael Flatley performing during the opening of his show ‘Celtic Tiger’ in 2006.

Dancer Michael Flatley spoke proudly of a gruelling 20-year career in the spotlight as he was honoured by the American Ireland Fund in Washington on t(...)

Terry O’Sullivan, president of the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), speaks during a news conference with  Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon  (l), in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

There were moments when it felt like Irish-American trade union leader Terry O’Sullivan might not just commemorate the role of US organised labour in (...)

The Philadelphia chapter of the Friendly Sons will induct Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson as the first honorary female. Photograph: Marty Katz

America’s oldest Irish society, the Friendly Sons of St Patrick, has agreed to admit female members for the first time when it marks its 245th anniver(...)

Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, in the US. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

European ambassadors to the US, including EU ambassador David O’Sullivan and Irish ambassador Anne Anderson, have issued warnings over proposed change(...)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, now 74 years old, is more than half way through his seven-year term, which began in November 2011. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has not ruled out running for a second term in office. Speaking in San Francisco, California on Sunday, the President said(...)

The Statue of Liberty, New York. File photograph: Getty Images

The number of Irish students travelling to the US on J1 work visas could fall by up to 80 per cent if they are forced to find jobs before they travel (...)

David Donoghue, Ireland’s ambassador to the UN: ‘At the moment, our stock is very high.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

A series of events has been organised this year to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the United Nations, yet the agreement of th(...)

Recovering: Aoife Beary, who is still being treated at Santa Clara Valley Medical Centre, Clodagh Cogley, who is back in Ireland, and Niall Murray and Hannah Waters, who are also both still at the Santa Clara centre

Last Sunday the families of the four students still being treated in hospital after they were injured in the balcony collapse in Berkeley, on June (...)

A message left near the scene of the  balcony collapse  which killed six Irish students in Berkeley, California: Fr Brendan McBride said he was heartbroken for the suffering of the families of those affected by the tragedy. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/EPA

The Irish students who died in Berkeley last week were remembered with the African American shooting victims in South Carolina at a memorial Mass in S(...)