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Members of the Blewitt family in Knockmore, Co Mayo, third   cousins of US president Joe Biden,  watching  the inauguration ceremony in Washington. Photograph: Conor McKeown

As Joe Biden took the presidential oath of office in Washington DC, the Stars and Stripes fluttered outside shops in his ancestral Co Mayo town while,(...)

Fiona Fitzsimons presenting her research to the Bidens during their 2016 visit to Ireland. Photograph : White House Press Office

It is “not surprising” that descendants of Irish emigrants who left during the Famine are now becoming “part of the establishment” in the United State(...)

Family and local supporters of President-elect Joe Biden gather in Market Square to celebrate. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

As America turned slowly blue, Ballina held its breath. Was it really possible that Joe Biden, considered a native son of this Co Mayo town , albeit f(...)

Joe Biden’s great- great grandfather was born in Ballina. Photograph: AP

US president-elect Joe Biden has spoken about his Irish heritage on numerous occasions, coming here on an official visit as vice president in 2016 and(...)

Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

It is set to be third time lucky for Joe Biden, the veteran Democratic politician who failed in attempts to become US president in 1988 and 2008. At (...)

A Philadelphia election workers processes mail-in and absentee ballots for the general election at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Tuesday. Photograph:Matt Slocum/AP

Pennsylvania has emerged as a hotspot for online misinformation amid misleading posts on social media claiming multiple voting machines had gone down (...)

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden removes his mask before speaking at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Democrat Joe Biden said on Wednesday he was heading toward a victory over president Donald Trump in the US election after claiming the pivotal Midwest(...)

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally at Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty

US president Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden are making a last-minute pitch to voters on Monday, blitzing several swing-states ahea(...)

Estelle Mossely gets the verdict against Katie Taylor in 2016. Photograph:  Inpho

A peculiar place Astana. A bling city in the strangest of places. Its eccentric buildings are splashed around like Christmas decorations, gussied up a(...)

The hurlers  who toured the United States in 1888, in what became known in the GAA as the ‘American Invasion’

On February 9th, 1890, the Brooklyn Eagle ran a sizable feature headlined, “Hurling and its Growing Popularity in America”. Written by Samuel Newhal(...)

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