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US president Barack Obama: to meet Northern Ireland political leaders during his visit for the G8 summit next week.

US president Barack Obama will meet Northern Ireland’s leaders during his visit to the G8 summit to discuss how best the US can support the region in (...)

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton held bilateral meetings with EU trade ministers throughout yesterday in a bid to secure consensus on EU-US trade talks. Photograph: David Sleator

The Irish presidency of the Council of the European Union last night secured agreement on a common EU position on the EU-US trade talks, bowing to Fre(...)

Anger over Prism programme
  • US
  • June 15, 2013, 01:00

In welcoming what he called the opening of an “appropriate discussion” on the balance between civil rights and legitimate state security activity, Pre(...)

At the start: Valéry Giscard D’Estaing, Helmut Schmidt and Jimmy Carter at a G7 summit in 1978. Photograph: Keystone France/Gamma/Getty

During the 1970s, a decade of chronic economic crisis in the developed world akin to the current era in many respects, governments struggled to find s(...)

High security: razor wire near Lough Erne, in advance of the G8 leaders’ arrival. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA
The power of eight

Never before have so many of the world’s most powerful people gathered on this island. As G8 delegations fly into Belfast and Dublin this weekend to a(...)

This weekend sees some major protests taking place in Belfast ahead of the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh. Two of the centrepiece events are a trade union-(...)

US president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, at College Green, Dublin during their brief visit in 2011.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There will be widespread disruption to traffic in the centre of Dublin on Monday and Tuesday next week to facilitate the visit of the US first lady Mi(...)

Razor wire is laid in fields near Lough Erne Hotel resort in Co Fermanagh, venue for next weeks G8 summit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 12, 2013. See PA story POLITICS G8 Security. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Protest disorder around the G8 summit in Northern Ireland will not be as significant as first feared, a senior police commander has predicted.As a mas(...)

French president Francois Hollande will use next week’s G8 summit in Co Fermanagh to ask Russian president Vladimir Putin to pressurise Syria to take part in peace talks. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The French feel strongly about one particular aspect of the three Ts – trade, tax and transparency – that British prime minister David Cameron has mad(...)

The G8 summit is being held in Co Fermanagh next week

Catholic bishops have called on the world leaders attending the G8 summit being held in Co Fermanagh next week to rebuild trust and solidarity to aid (...)

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