Edward Kennedy flanked by  President Mary McAleese and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott talks to reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 16, 2000. Photo: AP Photo/Hillery Smith Garrison

From 1987 to 1998 I worked with Senator Ted Kennedy and served as his foreign policy advisor during pivotal years in the Northern Ireland peace proces(...)

The tower of an airstrip at Thitu island (Pag-asa) in the disputed Spratly islands. The US was critical when China unilaterally declared an air defence identification zone over disputed waters in the East China Sea in 2013. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

The US navy says that China is building a “great wall of sand” in the South China Sea, and this is raising serious questions about its intentions i(...)

A house in the Sunset District of San Francisco allegedly wrecked by Irish J1 students is owned by  landlord Ritu Vohra, who took it back into her possession on Friday. Image: screengrab/KPIX

The damage caused by some Irish J1 students to their accommodation in San Francisco during the summer was described as “pretty egregious” by the US go(...)

A spokesman for the US Embassy in Dublin said its staff were ‘working around the clock to fix the problem’.

The US Embassy in Dublin is unable to print visas, passports and other travel documents because of technical problems with the system used to process (...)

 The Department of Foreign Affairs commissioned report on immigrant centre in Boston. Picture: Bryan O’Brien

A publicly funded immigrant centre based in Boston could “greatly improve” how it interacts with Irish studen(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte criticises decision on TV licence.

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has criticised the decision by Labour Cabinet colleague Joan Burton to cut the payment for the television (...)

US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the US State Department said.

US embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be closed that day because of unspecifie(...)

Paramedic Bryce Reed  has been arrested for possession of an explosive device, a federal official said yesterday. Photograph: McClennan County Sheriff’s Office/Reuters

A criminal investigation has been launched into the massive Texas fertiliser plant explosion that killed 14 people, after weeks of largely trea(...)