Seán Dunne. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lawyers for the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) have asked a US court to postpone until next May the trial to decide whether property devel(...)

A building  damaged during a demonstration    in Missouri. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Images of blazing buildings and burning cars strewn on Ferguson’s streets and a “Seasons Greetings” banner hanging above heavily armed riot police enc(...)

Protesters rally outside the US district courthouse in Brooklyn, New York. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

The town of Ferguson in Missouri was counting the cost of a night of violence triggered by Monday night’s announcement that a grand jury decided not (...)

Barack Obama being introduced ahead of his immigration speech in Chicago by Galway restaurateur Billy Lawless, who moved to the city 16 years ago and became a US citizen in July. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has asked President Barack Obama to be “as open and flexible as possible” to allow as many undocumented Irish to visit Ireland un(...)

Billy Lawless

The White House has asked Galway businessman Billy Lawless, now a resident of Chicago, to introduce Barack Obama today in the president’s home town in(...)

Outgoing US defence secretary Chuck Hagel: reported to have resigned under pressure from a White House eager to project more assertive responses.  Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Chuck Hagel, president Barack Obama’s defence secretary, has stood down after less than two years in the job in a sign of increased unease at the W(...)

 EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Australia earlier this month shows the commitment of the Americans to reaching a transatlantic deal.

The new EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David O’Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Au(...)

US President Barack Obama is shown on a large screen   before the start of the annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters 2:05

United States president Barack Obama has tonight pledged to “never give up” until immigration reform is a reality for the nearly five million people l(...)

Children from 21 countries wear Halloween costumes as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance after becoming American citizens during a naturaliSation ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland on October 31st. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Republicans are preparing a response to Barack Obama’s plans to change the immigration system. The aim to block the president’s go-solo actions, whic(...)

 Capitol police lead away a protestor after he and three others were removed from the Senate Gallery for shouting during a vote on the XL Pipeline in the US Capitol in Washington DC. Photograph: EPA

Republican prospects of increasing their US Senate majority were boosted when a Bill approving the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipe(...)