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Barack Obama greeting lawmakers during  a bipartisan meeting to discuss health reform legislation in Washington in 2010.  Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Recent political reporting suggests that US Republican leaders are in a state of high anxiety, trapped between an angry base that still views Obamaca(...)

 General Keith B Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Commander of US Cyber Command (L), shares a private word with John O Brennan, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images.

The US National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted it bro(...)

Michigan-based pharmaceuticals group Perrigo has said its acquisition of Irish biotech company Elan will lead to redomiciling in Ireland. Photograph: Adam Bird/Bloomberg

A growing number of US companies are set to save hundreds of millions of dollars in tax by relocating to Europe after completing takeovers on the c(...)

Attorney Bruce Fein speaks during an interview with his client Lon Snowden (R), the father of fugitive former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.  Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters.

The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former US spy agency contractor, has received a Russian visa and will travel there shortly to see his son, (...)

Former SDLP leader John Hume: campaigned on fair employment. Photograph: Joe St Leger

The US embassy and State Department cables outline Washington’s backing for the Irish government and SDLP position on efforts to counter employment di(...)

Charles Haughey: cautioned about slippage in congressional support

Aspects of the US-backed International Fund for Ireland worried senior figures in Congress, the papers reveal.Brian Donnelly, chairman of the influent(...)

US president Barack Obama announced plans yesterday to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes
Obama promises surveillance changes
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  • August 10, 2013, 10:50

US president Barack Obama announced plans yesterday to limit sweeping US government surveillance programmes that have come under criticism since leaks(...)

A 1989 US diplomatic cable noted that former taoiseach Charles Haughey’s objective for his meeting with US secretary of state James Baker was to discuss a new class of foreign corporations labelled in the Act as “Passive Foreign Investment Companies”. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Charles Haughey sought “preferential treatment” for Ireland from the United States on taxation after an Act was introduced by the Reagan regime in the(...)

Joe Brolly’s denunciation was directed at the fact that in successive weeks at Croke ParkTyrone had been guilty of conspicuous infractions, most highly-profiled by the rugby tackles of Seán Cavanagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Why Tyrone? Joe Brolly understands the mechanics of outrage well enough to appreciate that his timely outburst and unarguable concerns about the malai(...)

Government funding secured in US for George J Mitchell Scholar programme which  sends American students to Ireland.  Photograph: Don Ryan/AP Photo

A US Congressional committee has weighed in to support another year of US government funding for the George J Mitchell Scholar programme, which sends (...)

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