Supporters of US president Donald Trump along the route of his motorcade as it travels from Mar-a-Lago to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Daca scheme for undocumented migrants ‘probably dead’, US president tweets

Call security: US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office with Reince Priebus, Mike Pence, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer and Michael Flynn. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

Michael Wolff’s tell-all page-turner captures the chaos of political life under the 45th president

A homeless person’s tent on an overpass in Washington, DC. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

A stone’s throw from the World Bank and IMF, people live in tents and makeshift shacks

President Donald Trump during an event to honour Dr Martin Luther King jnr in the White House, on Friday. The White House on Friday warned this would be the last time the sanctions on Iran would be waivered. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Waiver on existing sanctions extended as US warns Iranian regime over ‘stifling basic freedoms’

Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King Centre president Isaac Newton Farris in the White House on Friday before the US president signed a proclamation to honour Martin Luther King Day. Photograph: EPA

UN describes alleged comments as racist, African Union ‘frankly alarmed’

US president Donald Trump inside the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

UN condemns US president’s reported comments on ‘s***hole countries’ as ‘racist’

A welcome sign at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where US president Donald Trump will on Friday undergi his first medical since assuming office. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Concerns raised about Donald Trump’s lifestyle ahead of first medical since assuming office

Donald Trump: “It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our court system is.”  Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty

Court in California rules safeguards should remain for young undocumented immigrants

Steve Bannon. Photograph: Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times

Former White House strategist quits following public spat with Donald Trump

 Oprah Winfrey at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

‘Oprah would be a lot of fun,’ president says as speculation grows after Golden Globes speech

US president Donald Trump en route to Nashville, Tennessee where he told delegates that “the American Dream is roaring back to life”. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Department announces that up to 200,000 people from El Salvador should leave

DCU graduate and Cork native Samantha Barry will become the eighth editor of Glamour magazine since it was founded in 1939. Photograph: J. Quazi King/The New York Times

Prestigious US magazine was founded in 1939

Oprah Winfrey speaks after accepting the Cecil B DeMille Award on Sunday. On Monday the airwaves and TV talk shows were alight with speculation about whether she would consider a presidential run. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC

Golden Globes speech on race and gender by TV star Winfrey overshadowed all others

US president Donald Trump speaks during a retreat with Republican politicians at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president says ‘Fire and Fury’ is a ‘fake book’ amid speculation over his mental health

 US president Donald  Trump speaks at Camp David, Maryland, US. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool/EPA

US president says he is ‘a very stable genius’ before renewing attacks on ‘Fire and Fury’ author

Mary Davis said women in her mother’s generation tore apart “that matrix of discrimination that hemmed in women for such a long time”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mary Davis pays tribute to influence of women at Washington Nollaig na mBan event

 “Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff claims that many people close to the president believed his “mental powers were slipping”. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Advisers ‘question president’s intelligence and fitness for office’, insists Michael Wolff

Copies of  ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ by  Michael Wolff  at the Book Culture bookstore in New York on Friday. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Analysis: furore over Wolfe book will have a serious impact on Republican party’s future

 German chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats Angela Merkel with Horst Seehofer, governor of Bavaria and leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Unio. Photograph: Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

From Trump to tragedy, Kim Jong-un to a royal wedding, a compelling roundup from an at times incredible year

Donald Trump: Despite the outrage of millions of Americans, the reality-TV star did indeed arrive in Washington on January 20th and take up residence in the White House.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

A US domestic focus left communist China to defend free trade and globalisation

US first lady Melania Trump (L) and US president Donald Trump (third from left) pose with Chinese president Xi Jinping (second from right) and his wife Peng Liyuan (right) upon their arrival to the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6th, 2017. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

After a year in office, the US president’s business and political worlds remain closely intertwined. Suzanne Lynch pays a visit

Flags in support of President Donald Trump for sale ahead of the failed campaign rally for Roy Moore, Republican candidate for Alabama. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

African-Americans and educated suburbanites voted Doug Jones to victory

Taking a hike? Speculation is rife that House speaker Paul Ryan is preparing to step down from the post. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo /EPA

Ryan is rumoured to be weighing his future, perhaps with a future presidential bid in mind

US president Donald Trump with attorney general Jeff Sessions during a graduation ceremony at the FBI’s headquarters in  Quantico, Virginia, on Friday. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

‘Extraordinary anger’ over Mueller probe of Kremlin election interference, says president

House Speaker Paul Ryan: House is willing to accommodate health concerns of some Senate members for vote’s timing. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Timing of vote on Trump’s historic tax cut scheme remains ‘flexible’

Supporters of Doug Jones, who has become the first Democrat to win a senate seat in Alabama in more than a quarter of a century. Photograph: Bob Miller/The New York Times

Blow to US president Donald Trump, who backed the former judge accused of initiating sexual activity with teenagers by more than a(...)

Deputy US attorney general Rod Rosenstein waits for a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Oversight on Capitol Hill  in Washington, DC, today. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Deputy attorney general tells House committee that claims of anti-Trump bias in FBI untrue

Roy Moore’s stunning defeat may suggest that support for the kind of politician supported by Donald Trump and Steve Bannon  is on the decline. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Democrats’ win in Republican heartland represents a seismic shift in US politics

Democratic candidate  Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, on Tuesday night. Mr Jones is the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in Alabama for 25 years. Photograph:  John Bazemore/AP

Doug Jones becomes first Democrat sent to Senate from state in 25 years

Democratic senator  Kirsten Gillibrand, who described a tweet about her by US president Donald Trump as a “sexist smear”.  Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

US president said Kirsten Gillibrand ‘would do anything’ for campaign contributions

Republican candidate for the US Senate Roy Moore has secured the backing of president Donald Trump. Photograph: Bloomberg

Polls indicate Republican hopeful on cusp of victory despite sexual misconduct allegations

Palestinian protestors take cover during clashes with Israeli security forces at Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, following a demonstration against US president Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Photograph: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans lined up to congratulate the president on his Jerusalem move

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli security forces at Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, following a demonstration against Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Photograph: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images

Ambassador Nikki Haley defends Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Palestinian emergency services evacuate a protester who was wounded during clashes with Israeli troops on Thursday following a demonstration near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, beside the West Bank city of Ramallah. Photograph: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images

UN Security Council to meet amid international outrage over Trump decision

Al Franken walks away from the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Thursday, with his wife, Franni Bryson, after he announced his resignation as senator. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Al Franken had been accused by at least eight women of sexual misconduct

Palestinian demonstrators burn posters of the US president in Bethlehem’s Manger Square in protest to him declaring Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Musa al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images

US decision and move of embassy to holy city condemned around the world

Congress members told that hard Brexit could lead to ‘the erosion of hard won peace’

US president Donald Trump, with vice president Mike Pence standing behind him, announces his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

State Department advice a sign that officials fear violent reaction to Trump announcement

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly ordered Deutsche Bank to hand over account information related to US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Special counsel reportedly secured account information from Deutsche Bank

 US President Donald Trump with  Israeli president Binyamin  Netanyahu: Since 1995, when Congress passed a Bill calling for the US embassy to be relocated, US presidents have issued a waiver every six months claiming that the embassy should remain in Tel Aviv because of national security interests. File photograph:  Debbie Hill/EPA

US president reportedly told Palestinian leader of shift of US facility from Tel Aviv

Saoirse Ronan on Saturday Night Live. Image: Youtube

The 23-year-old actor and U2 made the latest episode a very Irish affair

Cardinal Donald Wuerl at the dedication ceremony for the Museum of the Bible in Washington, which fits into a narrative of a homogenous Judeo-Christian idea of American  identity many Trump supporters believe is under threat.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

America Letter: Facility presents US tradition rooted solely in Judeo-Christian thinking

Michael Flynn is at the centre of a broader investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into links between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. Photograph: The New York Times

Flynn lied about meeting with Russian ambassador after Trump became president

 British prime minister Theresa May was lambasted by  US president Donald Trump for criticising his sharing of anti-Muslim videos by the far-right group Britain First. Photograph: AFP/ Getty images

Downing Street says US president was ‘wrong’ to share far-right videos online

US President Donald Trump: “For too long our tax code has incentivised companies to leave our country in search of lower tax rates. It happens – many, many companies. They’re going to Ireland. They’re going all over.”

‘For too long, our tax code has incentivised companies to leave our country’

 Matt Lauer on the set of the “Today” show in New York. NBC News fired the longtime host for “inappropriate sexual behaviour.” Photograph: Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP

Sight of Democrats and left-leaning media embroiled in scandal delights Republicans

US president Donald Trump shouts at journalists from across the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday as he leaves for  St Charles, Missouri, to address a rally. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

US president retweets videos by Britain First group purporting to show Muslims committing crimes

 File photograph of a North Korean missile launch. Photograph: EPA/KCNA

Democrats cancel meeting with US president aimed at avoiding government shutdown

An employee places price tags on Black Friday sale items displayed for the media at a Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  in Burbank, California. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

America Letter: More clicks are contributing to the demise of out-of-town malls

Al Franken: the senator apologised for groping the broadcaster Leeann Tweeden in 2006, on a military flight back from the Middle East, where they had been entertaining US troops

After Roy Moore allegations, sexual misconduct scandal spreads to Democrats

Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan and US president Donald Trump  at the US Capitol in Washington DC  on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Vote on overhauling tax system a victory for Paul Ryan but proposal faces Senate hurdles

President Donald Trump: has outlined achievements of his 12-day trip to Asia, but declined reporters’ questions on whether Roy  Moore should step down. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

Calls grow for Alabama judge to withdraw from US senate race over sex allegations

US president Donald Trump boards Air Force One to return home from the  Philippines: takes a transactional, deal-making approach to policy, whatever the moral or ethical costs.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

US president’s 12-day tour shows policy forged by impulse not long-term thinking

Paschal Donohoe: the Minister says the Government will examine the use of the so-called “Single Malt” tax structure that is being used by large multinationals to reduce their tax bill. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins

Minister says it is ‘absolutely not’ intention to create tax planning opportunities

US attorney general Jeff Sessions pauses as he testifies before a House Judiciary Committee. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US attorney general recalls attending a meeting with George Papadopoulos

Paschal Donohoe at the Fine Gael conference in Cavan at the weekend. The Minister  is on  a four-day visit to the east coast of the United States. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister tells US gathering regulatory convergence could be maintained across Ireland

Robert Mueller, the former FBI director and special counsel leading the Russia investigation: the inquiry continues while Donald Trump is overseas. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Russian interference inquiry in US battles against growing group of Trump loyalists

A tattered US flag flies on an old tractor in a farm field outside Sutherland Springs, near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

In Sutherland Springs the right to bear arms is a creed as strong as the Baptist faith. But is last weekend’s massacre causing res(...)

LBJ Presidential Library: President and Lady Bird Johnson outside their complex, at the University of Texas at Austin, in 1971. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

America Letter: LBJ’s covered Vietnam, Nixon’s Watergate; Obama’s is wholly digital

Alabama’s Republican candidate for the US Senate Roy Moore (centre)  sparked controversy while chief justice on the Alabama supreme court by commissioning a large granite monument inscribed with the 10 Commandments to be placed in front of the court. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

John McCain leads calls for controversial Republican frontrunner to stand down

The scene outside the Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Texas, on Sunday following the shooting incident in Sutherland Springs in which 26 people were killed. Photograph: William Luther/San Antonio Express-News/AP

Gun-control advocates fear focus on air force error may hinder wider debate

Devin Kelley: the suspect in the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Photograph: AP

Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people, able to buy weapon after federal database error

Law enforcement officials continue investigating at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church  early on November 6th, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas, after a mass shooting. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

Fourteen children and eight members of the same family among worshippers massacred

Devin Patrick Kelley joined the air force in 2010 and was discharged  after being court-martialled for assaulting his then wife and her child

Breakdown between Devin Kelley and his in-laws is thought to be a possible motive

FBI agents search for clues at the entrance to the First Baptist Church after a mass shooting resulting in the deaths of  26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Killer of 26 people was discharged from US Air Force for assaulting his spouse and child

Taoiseach Leo  Varadkar said the relationship that exists between Ireland and the US “is much stronger than any particular administration or president of the United States”. File photograph: Tom Honan

‘Much more serious things could befall Ireland than the visit of any individual’

FBI officials arrive at the site of a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs. Photograph: Max Massey/Reuters

Two law enforcement sources speaking anonymously have identified gunman

Surrounded by miners, US President Donald Trump (centre) shows the signed Energy Independence Executive Order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, DC, in March. The president claimed an end to the “war on coal”, as he moved to roll back climate protections enacted by his predecessor Barack Obama. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Trump – one year on: his administration is pushing through changes that could have implications for decades to come

Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Presidential moments: crowd size, Russia, travel ban, firings, North Korea, accusations

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California. Photograph: Facebook

Taoiseach made comments during three-day trade visit to west coast of US

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California. Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland next year. Photograph: Facebook

Varadkar meets tech companies and pays tribute to Harvey Milk in San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay area is suffering from an acute housing crisis, in part a side effect of the booming tech industry. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

US Letter: Legislators are among those questioning dominance of tech companies

It is understood that during a meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and chief executive Tim Cook the company did not confirm whether it was proceding with the project.

Taoiseach told Tim Cook of value and importance Government attaches to project

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. Photograph: KCNA / via REUTERS/File

Department of Foreign Affairs says it does not support visit by any parliamentary delegation

Gardaí inspect vehicles at a checkpoint. Government Ministers insisted disciplinary action would be taken against individual gardaí if evidence of wrongdoing had occurred. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Report criticises lack of supervision and inadequate management within the force

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California.  Facebook has confirmed it plans to create hundreds of new jobs in Ireland next year. Photograph: Facebook

Taoiseach meets social media website’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg in California

A police officer secures an area where flowers are left near the site of a terror attack in New York on the previous day. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

Bruce Morrison responds to proposal by Trump to abolish scheme over Uzbek suspect

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned that Northern Ireland is ‘sliding towards direct rule’. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty

Taoiseach says Government cannot accept a return to pre-Belfast Agreement rule

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday: “Diversity lottery sounds nice. It’s not nice, it’s not good, it hasn’t been good, we’ve been against it,” he said. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Irish officials in US have been pressing for more merit-based system for Irish immigrants

Aerial View of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

Taoiseach ‘keen to speak’ to tech giant about the project as it clears final planning hurdle

Empty tracks and train platforms at the Navan Parkway station as a result of strike action by Iarnród Éireann over pay. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Tens of thousands of passengers disrupted as staff at rail firm take action over pay

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s first engagement on his three-day trade mission to the US west coast is at Microsoft’s headquarters in Seattle on Wednesday morning.

Taoiseach to talk to at least 35 potential and existing investors as part of three-day trip

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hand out Halloween candy to children at the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

US president hits out at investigation after three charged with criminal offences

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves the US District Court after pleading not guilty following his indictment on federal charges including conspiracy against the United States. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Rick Gates plead not guilty to 12 charges

Former Trump 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former campaign official Rick Gates appear in front of US Magistrate Deborah A Robinson in US Federal Court. Photograph: Bill Hennessey/Reuters

Actions of members of Trump administration veers close to territory of collusion

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, one focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, hides behind his car visor as he leaves his home in Alexandria, Virginia, on October 30th, 2017. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Two other senior figures in US president’s campaign indicted by special counsel

Donald Trump speaks to reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House last week. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

President aims to shift focus to Clinton day before inquiry set to produce first indictment

Samantha Power: President Trump “is way more divisive and more of a purveyor of hate towards different groups and trying to pit different parts of American society against each other than I expected.” Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

The Irish born academic and former US ambassador to the UN on how she became one of the most powerful women in American foreign af(...)

President John F Kennedy waves from his car  in Dallas, moments before he is shot. Photograph: AP Photo/Jim Altgens

CIA and FBI demand some documents in Kennedy records should be held back

Visitors pull off the road to take autumn photos in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia: the Antiquities Act may be overhauled. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Weekenders cannot take countryside for granted as Trump moves to redesignate sites

US president Donald Trump: this week was a dark moment as criticism by Bob Corker and Jeff Flake found little backing.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Lack of backing for Corker and Flake comments has bolstered US president

Part of a file, dated April 5th, 1964, details efforts to trace Lee Harvey Oswald’s travel from Mexico City back to the United States, released for the first time on  October 26th, 2017.  Photograph: Jon Elswick/AP Photo

Lee Harvey Oswald ‘never an FBI informant, was never paid money for information’

Donald Trump displays a presidential public health emergency declaration on the nation’s opioid crisis, in the White House, Washington. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

President stops short of national emergency, which would have freed up federal disaster relief fund

US president Donald Trump: “I went to an Ivy League college . . . I’m a very intelligent person.” Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

Republicans say president is ‘reckless, outrageous and undignified’ and ‘debasing’ US

JFK assassination: Jacqueline Kennedy cradles her husband seconds after he was fatally shot. Photograph: AP

White House may hold back some documents for national-security reasons

Arizona senator Jeff Flake and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the US Capitol after Mr Flake announced that he will not be seeking re-election. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Scathing criticism of US president marks a new low in relations with Republican party

File image of  US senator Jeff Flake on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The move follows earlier public spat between Donald Trump and Bob Corker

 Myeshia Johnson she kisses the casket of her husband army Sgt La David Johnson during his burial service at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery in Hollywood, Florida. Photograph: Gaston de Cardenas/AFP/Getty Images

Myeshia Johnson says conversation with president made her cry with anger

President Donald Trump and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

America Letter: Prospect of Ireland’s tax being dragged into US debate again is big worry

Former US president Barack Obama  campaigns with Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Governor Ralph Northam. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

White House: this will ‘unleash potential of US economy through tax reform and tax cuts’

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