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Martin McGuinness: “He helped bring an end to the longest-running political dispute in the history of the western world. After decades and against great odds, we saw the gun permanently taken out of Irish politics,” said Congressman Richard Neal. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Friends, family and members of Congress gathered in the early-morning sunshine in Washington DC on Tuesday as the US political community paid tribute (...)

Records show €20,000 was spent on an air purification system at the Irish Eembassy in Beijing, a city in which air pollution is a regular problem. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The State spent more than €600,000 on gardening and major maintenance works on its properties overseas last year, including €90,000 on asbestos remova(...)

Anne Anderson, the outgoing Irish Ambassador to the United States: “I had to put my foot down, very early on.” Photograph: Andre Chung for The Washington Post via Getty Images

It’s mid-summer in Washington DC and Anne Anderson is taking a break from packing her papers and making some final calls as she prepares to leave the (...)

British prime minister Theresa May at the Élysée Palace in Paris with French president Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

Receiving British prime minister Theresa May at the Élysée Palace in Paris on June 13th, French president Emmanuel Macron twice emphasised that he wan(...)

John Cunningham (38), who has been undocumented in the US since 1999, was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials at a private residence in Boston on Friday

The Department of Foreign Affairs has urged undocumented Irish in the US “to remain calm” after a prominent Donegal man living illegally for 18 years (...)

On March 28th 2016, 722 passport applications were received by the embassy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The rush for Irish citizenship and passports in the UK reached a record high on the day that prime minister Theresa May signed the document paving the(...)

John Bruton: he said as the initiator of Brexit the UK had the primary responsibility to make it work for both sides

Former taoiseach and EU ambassador to the US John Bruton has warned about the difficulties the British government’s reliance on the DUP for survival w(...)

Departing Taoiseach Enda Kenny photographed in Dublin on Monday. “He bounds out of office with that cheese-wire cut grin of his, ever youthful and excited about the glow of three-pension heaven that awaits him.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As Enda Kenny prepares to leave office, the State remains as corrupt as it was when he arrived in 2011 with a massive majority and mandate for reform.(...)

An Irish citizen has died in Morocco, the Department of Foreign Affairs has said. The circumstances surrounding the death are not yet clear. The D(...)

The inaugural Irish Heritage evening takes place at Nationals Park on Tuesday. Photograph: Carol M Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons

He has famously been lukewarm about his adopted city since moving to Washington DC from his native New York in January. But on April 4th, president D(...)

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