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Speaking in Washington Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said it was ‘normal hospitality that when someone invites you to their country, their house, you reciprocate with an invitation’. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is to extend an invitation to US President Donald Trump to visit Ireland when he meets him for the first time tomorrow in the W(...)

 “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

The author of a damning book on the Donald Trump presidency has defended his work despite the US president’s suggestion that it is “full of lies, misr(...)

US president Donald Trump and his chief of staff Reince Priebus in the Oval Office of the White House. “I’ve had people come in, they walk in here and they just want to stare for a long period of time,” he says. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US president Donald Trump, who flew across the country on hundreds of nights during the 2016 election campaign to sleep in his own bed, has now spent (...)

Emma Russell celebrates with her Syracuse University teammates.

It’s been a quirky sporting journey for Emma Russell. As a child growing up in Enniskerry, soccer was her unrivalled passion, playing on the local boy(...)

The ties that bind: Barack Obama, John Boehner and Enda Kenny on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Marty Katz

Americans love nothing better than a good comeback story. There’s something about the narrative of success, failure and redemption that chimes (...)