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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will propose a scheme offering visas and residence rights to Americans who want to move to Ireland in exchange for protection (...)


The turmoil within the Trump administration intensified on Tuesday as the US president fired his secretary of state, raising fears among allies about (...)

 Kellyanne Conway,  special counsellor to the president: government officials are prohibited from using their positions for partisan political purposes. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

White House aide Kellyanne Conway broke federal ethics rules during two television interviews last year, the US government ethics agency said on Tuesd(...)

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(...)

 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Samuel Zeif (L) cries  during a listening session with  US president Donald Trump, at the White House, Washington, DC. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Are we reaching a turning point in the US’s attitude towards gun control? As the country came to grips with its fourth mass shooting in five months af(...)

Adin Chistian (16), student of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, with his mother, next to the crosses and Stars of David to commemorate Parkland, Florida victims. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the national background check system for gun purchasers, the White House said on Monday, potenti(...)

Protesters  demonstrate in front of the US supreme court while the court hears arguments on gerrymandering, on October 3rd, 2017, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Is a blue wave coming? That’s the question swirling around Washington ahead of the mid-term elections in November. Though still nine months away, Demo(...)

Immigration activists marching  in front of the US Capitol on February 7th. The Daca programme,  which gave protection to the young, undocumented immigrants, is due to expire on March 5th. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

The future of “Dreamers” – young people who were brought to the United States as children – remains uncertain after the US Senate failed to agree on (...)

Students released from a lockdown are overcome with emotion following following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Photograph: AP

At 2.40pm on Wednesday a 19-year-old man wearing a gas mask walked into his former high school armed with smoke grenades and an AR-15 style rifle. Af(...)

 US president Donald Trump answers  questions  in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump toughened his stance on immigration on Wednesday, potentially complicating ongoing efforts on Capitol Hill to agree a packag(...)

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