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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(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: her office has opened more than 50 investigations spanning domestic companies, public sector bodies and the US tech giants. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner has opened investigations into 17 multinational technology companies headquartered in Ireland, ei(...)

US attorney general William Barr testifies before a Senate judiciary committee hearing on Wednesday on the Mueller report. Photograph: Aaron Bernstein/Reuters

US attorney general William Barr defended his handling of the Mueller investigation during a fiery appearance at a US Senate committee on Wednesday. (...)

A proposal to extend to Irish citizens the E3 visa scheme, which is currently only available to Australian nationals, progressed through the US congress late last year, but ultimately failed to garner sufficient support in the Senate, after Arkansas senator Tom Cotton blocked the measure. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A Bill to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens has been reintroduced in the US Congress as part of a renewed effort to win congressional suppor(...)

 Chuck Schumer speaks to the media after the meeting with Donald Trump at the White House. Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

Democratic leaders said on Tuesday they reached agreement with US president Donald Trump about a $2 trillion (€1.78 trillion) infrastructure plan, tho(...)

 Attorney general William Barr may not attend a Thursday hearing to review special counsel Robert Mueller’s report of the Trump-Russia investigation. Photograph:  Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has informed the House of Representatives judiciary committee that attorney general William Barr may not attend a Thur(...)

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(...)

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