Edward Crawford has pledged to further US-Irish relations and maintain US commitment to the Northern Ireland peace process if confirmed as US ambassador to Ireland.

The US Senate’s foreign relations committee has voted to endorse Edward Crawford to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, paving the way for a ful(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke addresses an crowd at a campaign stop in  South Carolina, US, on Sunday. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/The New York Times

One of the oldest Irish Catholic organisations in the US, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), has criticised the Republican Party for a tweet it po(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence speaks about the creation of a new branch of the military, Space Force, at the Pentagon. Photograph: Saul Loeb/Getty Images

A bombshell newspaper essay which detailed efforts to sideline Donald Trump from government was “just an obvious attempt to distract attention from th(...)

Paul Manafort arrives for arraignment on an indictment against him by special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of witness tampering, in Washington DC on June 15th. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

A week before the Trump presidential campaign announced that it had hired Paul Manafort, a New York Yankees ticket specialist alerted him that his ann(...)

Sean Spicer in the Trump Hotel in  Washington:  set to embark on a month-long tour to promote his new book. Photograph: Mitchell Long

It has just turned noon on a weekday in Washington, and at the Trump International Hotel a black SUV glides into the side entrance. A ripple of antici(...)

There are claims two apps developed for the referendum No campaign may share details about Irish app users with a range of right-wing international groups. Photograph: Adam Peck/PA

Some detective work by Buzzfeed writer Laura Silver this week revealed that two of the apps developed for the referendum No campaign may share de(...)

US president Donald Trump descends from Air Force One on arrival at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida en route to his Mar-a-Lago estate. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Donald Trump hit out at James Comey on Monday again following an explosive TV interview in which the former FBI director labelled the president “moral(...)

White House disarray: Trump has felt isolated, angry and ready to lash out.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

The god of giant metaphors struck on Friday. Winds of 100km/h battered Washington, DC, uprooting trees, cutting power to nearly 500,000 people and for(...)

Rick Gates, a longtime protégé and junior partner of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort, leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman federal courthouse in Washington on Friday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

A former top adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has agreed to co-operate with the special counsel inquiry into Russia’s interference in t(...)

US president Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One in Lewisburg, West Virginia where he addressed Republican members of Congress at a retreat. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The White House is expected to release a controversial memo on Friday in a move that threatens to escalate tensions with the FBI. US president Donald (...)

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