US president Joe Biden at the Oval Office on Thursday. If Micheál  Martin does travel to Washington on March 17th, he would be one of the first foreign leaders to meet Mr Biden. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times/Bloomberg

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny with  US  vice president Joe Biden  at Government Buildings, Dublin, in 2016.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Hunter Biden pictured with his father, Democratic US presidential hopeful in 2020, Joe Biden. File photograph: Getty

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company and promising to forego all foreign work if his father, forme(...)