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Pierce Butler was born in Ballintemple House in Co Carlow in July 1744.

On September 17th, 1787, Carlow-born Pierce Butler, alongside three other Irish immigrants, assembled at Independence Hall in Philadelphia to lend his(...)

In an interview, US president Donald Trump did not rule out a second government shutdown if he does not secure funding for his border wall. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump will deliver his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, against the background of continuing uncertainty about (...)

Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has announced he is running for the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge US president Donald Trump in 202(...)

BMW X5 30d M Sport

You know the techies are taking over the motoring world when the gadgets start to get outlandish. In the BMW X5, the major talking point isn’t the mus(...)

 Nancy Pelosi is applauded after her election as speaker of the US House of Representatives on Thursday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Ebullient Democrats assumed control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday and elected Nancy Pelosi of California speaker, returning her to a (...)

A file image showing US  Special Forces at a front line outpost outside Manbij in Syria. Senator  Lindsey Graham, suggested  the US troop pullout had been slowed and that he felt ‘a lot better’ about the plan after meeting with Mr Trump. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of US forces in Syria, Republican senator Lindsey Graham has said. “I think we’re in (...)

President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with a child who called into the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa Tracker. On one of the calls, Mr Trump said to a girl: ‘Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it’s marginal, right?’. Photograph: The New York Times

A seven-year-old girl who was told by US president Donald Trump it was “marginal” for a child of her age to believe in Father Christmas still left out(...)

Former US secretary of the interior Ryan Zinke with President Donald Trump: Mr Zinke has been mired in allegations of political and ethical misconduct since he was appointed in 2017. Photograph: Erick S Lesser

The personnel churn at the top of the Trump administration continued over the weekend as the secretary of the interior was forced to resign, and Presi(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Mark Kerr: ‘Expectations are high but it does get easier.’

North Carolina kept calling Annie Burke. When she was in her early 20s, she spent four summers teaching at a summer camp in the state, and she develop(...)

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