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Feargal Quinn pictured in a Superquinn store in Sutton, Dublin, in 1997. Photograph: David Sleator / The Irish Times.

Businessman, politician and media personality Feargal Quinn has died at the age of 82 after a short illness. In a long career, Mr Quinn was best know(...)

US attorney general William Barr departs after speaking at a news conference on Thursday about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

For all his bluster about being a master builder, Donald Trump really made his millions through branding. From chewy steaks to failing casinos, Trump (...)

US president Donald Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller and US attorney general William Barr. Photographs: Shawn Thew/EPA, Kevin Lamarque/Reuters, Ein Schaff/New York Times

Special counsel Robert Mueller said he lacked confidence to clear US president Donald Trump of obstruction of justice but suggested Congress could tak(...)

Leo Varadkar  and Nancy Pelosi at Government Buildings, Dublin. Ms Pelosi indicated she would look at the possibility of attaching the Irish visa Bill to a routine funding Bill being passed by Congress. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US Democrat politician Nancy Pelosi has said she will renew efforts to pass a Bill extending working E3 visas to the Irish and raise the issue with th(...)

Ed Crawford: ‘I pledge to work closely to advance US interests and values in Ireland’. Photograph: FedNet

Ed Crawford, US president Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, has pledged to work to further US-Irish relations and ma(...)

US president Donald Trump speaking on Thursday the White House, where he said: ‘I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing.’ Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

Almost a decade ago, Julian Assange released a torrent of classified information that laid bare US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the secrets of Ame(...)

Donald Trump speaks during a fundraising round-table in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has accused Latin American countries of sending criminals to the United States, vowing to increase US military presence at t(...)

Attorney General William Barr testifies before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

A redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will be released “within a w(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden in stills from a video in which he pledges to be “more mindful about respecting personal space in the future”. Photograph:  Joe Biden/Handout via Reuters.

This week the Democratic race to become the party’s nominee in next year’s presidential election took an uncomfortable turn as Joe Biden came face to (...)

David Norris outside his home on North Great George’s Street in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In the mid-1970s I was running a gay disco on Parnell Square. Numbers began to fall dramatically and it turned out that two enterprising capitalists h(...)

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