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(...)

If Donald Trump didn’t kill the ‘stop Trump’ movement with his five primary wins on Tuesday night, he left it badly battered and bruised. Photograph: Julie Jacobson/AP.

If Donald Trump didn’t kill the “stop Trump” movement on Tuesday night, he left it battered and bruised. The Republican front-runner’s case for the (...)

Hillary Clinton takes a selfie  at a rally  in Baltimore, Maryland,  on Sunday. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

Barbara Mikulski, the diminutive 79-year-old five-term senator, was firing up a noisy crowd at the first rally in Maryland for Democratic presidential(...)

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper at the CNN Town Hall at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph: Ben Brewer/Reuters.

Donald Trump has said he no longer intends to support the Republican presidential nominee if it is not him, despite signing a GOP loyalty pledge last (...)

Ted Cruz speaking at a rally in New York. The senator from Texas and candidate for the presidential nomination received an endorsement from former candidate Jeb Bush. Photograph: Reuters/Pearl Gabel

Texas senator Ted Cruz received a boost in his effort to rally Republicans behind his bid to beat Donald Trump in the Republican presidential race aft(...)

Republican would-be presidential candidate Donald Trump at Fountain Park, Arizona, during a campaign rally. Photograph: Ralph Freso/Getty Images

Most people would be upset to be at the centre of an agitated national debate about whether they were more like Hitler, Mussolini, Idi Amin, George Wa(...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference regarding issues on undocumented immigrants in Beverly Hills, California, last year. Trump has vowed to end the H-1B visa programme, which many tech companies rely on to hire highly-skilled workers from abroad. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

The prospect of a President Donald Trump is rattling Silicon Valley – even if his fellow Republicans can’t find any trace of his campaign there. The (...)

Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto has said that comments by the US presidential candidate Donald Trump (pictured) have damaged relationships between the two countries, and compared Trump’s strident tone to those of fascist leaders Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images.

Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto has said that comments by the US presidential candidate Donald Trump have damaged relationships between the two (...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump: “The most enjoyable thing about the Trump phenomenon has been watching him make monkeys out of a lot of people who had it coming.”   Photograph: Robert F Bukaty/AP

Here’s why the Trump campaign is wicked fun: I watched Donald Trump in New York for decades, as a bachelor swanning, a party fixture mingling, a maste(...)

Presidential candidate Donald Trump claims Megyn Kelly unfairly questioned him in the first Republican debate. Photograph: Reuters

Businessman Donald Trump’s row with Fox News that boiled over this week leading to his decision to skip the television network’s debate last night has(...)