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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar takes questions from the floor after giving a foreign policy speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC on day three of his visit to the US.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to assure unionists that Ireland has “no hidden agenda” as he called on them to get behind efforts to break the poli(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will call for a US ambassador to Ireland to be appointed when he meets US president Donald Trump in the White House on Thursday(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is given a tour of the Dallas County Administration Building in Dealey Plaza, downtown Dallas on Monday, a floor above primary crime scene for the 1963 JFK shooting. Photograph: PA

A legal solution for the thousands of undocumented Irish people living in the United States is unlikely to be reached this week, according to official(...)

US president Donald Trump. “He is determined to be our most shameless president, running a White House awash in salacious stories and louche characters.” Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images

Why not just go with Dirk Diggler? I mean, if you’re going to pick a fake name to pay off a porn star you’ve dallied with, why choose something bland (...)

US president Donald Trump during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Thursday. Mr Trump opened the session promoting a “very big” meeting on steel and aluminium tariffs. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has confirmed plans to introduce punitive tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, but opened the door to excluding some coun(...)

The Club Players Association’s motion to ensure transparency in how delegates follow their mandate was rejected by 83 per cent of Congress delegates.

I never have too hard a time staying positive about the GAA. But 12 days later, I’m still struggling to figure out what exactly we learnt at the 2018 (...)

Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

Hope Hicks: the White House communications director stepped down after testifying in Congress as part of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Tensions within the Trump White House appear to be increasing after the US president hit out at his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and lost a long-t(...)

House speaker Paul Ryan: shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school revealed a “big breakdown in the system”. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Senior Republican figures played down expectations of significant gun reform legislation in the wake of the Florida shooting, as members of Congress r(...)

Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft: firm is opposing the US government on  warrant for data stored abroad. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images

US supreme court justices on Tuesday began deliberations on Microsoft’s dispute with the US justice department over whether prosecutors can force tech(...)

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