Hands across the water: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

The one-man brand and US president, Donald Trump, considers himself to be one of the world’s truly great marketers. He has a point. Think of all the n(...)

Allergan chief executive Brent Saunders: “We are an Irish company. It’s part of who we are. Ireland is in Allergan’s DNA.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Never has a toxin been so good for a town, a country or a company. In fact, Botox has been such a profit driver for Allergan, the multinational headq(...)

President Donald  Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: many children and grandchildren of Irish emigrants tend to row in behind the Republican Party. Photograph: Chris Kleponis

When Ireland’s national day approaches, the business community tends not to look inwards, but instead prefers to look west to the US, usually forming (...)

Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC

The retired Irish-American television executive whom Oprah Winfrey thanked in her Golden Globes speech for her big break on TV believes she might run (...)

Guo Ping, a deputy chairman of Chinese communicaitons giant Huawei and one of its rotating chief executives, who will  will sign a research collaboration accord with Trinity College  on Monday.

Monday December 11th Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Nov); US consumer inflation expectations (Nov). Meetings: Trinity and Huawei sign researc(...)

Derry Connolly: “This election is a terrible choice”

The latest opinion polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual dead heat in the US presidential race. Among some immigrant communities(...)

Glanbia managing director Siobhán Talbot: named the most admired female leader in a survey of 400 senior Irish business people. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Glanbia managing director Siobhán Talbot was the recipient of the Ireland-US Council’s 2015 award for outstanding achievement at the council’s annual (...)

The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar. “Their ambition is that we should raise the minimum industrial wage and then put everyone on it.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has delivered a scathing attack on Sinn Féin “hypocrisy” for accepting donations from the US when it “doesn’t believe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny after announcing the building of the power station in Killala, Co Mayo, with  Gerald  Crotty of Mayo Renewable Power. Photograph: Maxwells

US-backed Mayo Renewable Pow er is planning a €180 million electricity generating plant for Killala, the construction of which will create up to 350(...)

Mr Kenny’s visit coincided with media reports that  said US president Obama was planning to take executive action, bypassing Congress, to lift the threat of deportation over as many as five million of the estimated 11 million people living illegally in the country. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called again for changes to American immigration laws that would allow illegal Irish emigrants living in the United States to(...)

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