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Dr Martin O’Reilly, Dr Darragh Whelan and Julian Eberle, co-founders of Output Sports

A chance meeting at an event in Boston led to Output Sports chief executive Dr Martin O’Reilly taking part in a rowing race against teams of Irish bus(...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with fellow House Democrats on the steps outside the US Capitol. She is derided by the far left for her pragmatism, despite being a long-time target for Republicans. Photograph: Getty

After I interviewed Nancy Pelosi a few weeks ago, The HuffPost huffed that we were Dreaded Elites because we were eating chocolates and – horror of ho(...)

 Boris Johnson, then foreign secretary, with Kim Darroch,  British ambassador to the US after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington in November 2017. According to media reports, US president Donald Trump has said he will no longer work with Darroch after emails in which the ambassador referred to the White House as a ‘uniquely dysfunctional environment’ were  leaked. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The fact that Kim Darroch qualified as a zoologist must have been a marvellous asset in the Foreign Office. It gave the UK ambassador to Washington a (...)

Trump announced plans for a major firework display at the Lincoln Memorial. ‘Like no one had ever thought of fireworks on the Mall before’- this photo from 2000. Photograph:  William Philpott Reuters

Halloween is sugary. Thanksgiving is fattening and fraught. Christmas is expensive. New Year’s Eve is annoying. Memorial Day is laced with melancholy.(...)

Nearly 3,000 people died on 9/11 when other airplanes were flown into New York’s World Trade Centre and the Pentagon

US president Donald Trump led tributes to the thousands of victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, as America h(...)

House majority whip Steve Scalise: Fox News reported that he was in stable condition after being shot  at a baseball practice involving US politicians. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Washington was left reeling on Wednesday after a lone gunman attacked a group of congressmen practising baseball in a park just outside DC, injuring f(...)

Former FBI director James Comey testifies before a US senate committee. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Lordy, what a fine day to be Donald Trump. Three hours of earnest James Comey testimony before the Senate intelligence committee and the president of (...)

Trump strategist Stephen Bannon is seen in the White House’s Rose Garden, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

If you’re any student of politics, you saw Steve Bannon on the cover of Time magazine in early February – “The Great Manipulator”, it called him – and(...)

Philadelphia’s St Patrick’s Day parade: The City of Brotherly Love is central to the Irish-American experience.

When Enda Kenny arrives in the US this weekend for his American swansong, it is apt that Philadelphia will be his first port of call. The elegant 17th(...)

‘Month two of this presidency needs to produce a capacity to speak with one voice.’ Above, US president Donald Trump at a news conference in the White House.   Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

This Munich Security Conference was different. A Frenchman defended Nato against the US president. The Russian foreign minister was here but the phant(...)

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