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Pearse Lyons in his distillery in the Liberties. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Pearse Lyons, the Irish-born entrepreneur who founded the hugely successful Alltech animal nutrition group, has died in Kentucky at the age of 73. M(...)

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 (...)

Donald Trump at the opening of the Doonbeg golf links and hotel in Co Clare. Photograph: PA

US congressional investigators have questioned whether Russian mafia money may have been used by President Donald Trump’s family business to finance D(...)

Robert Mueller: Many of the emails his investigators have now include national security discussions about possible Trump international aims. File photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian contacts with US President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent a(...)

Victory for Democrat Doug Jones in a special election in Alabama is a welcome result but does not necessarily herald similar changes in next year’s and 2020’s congressional and presidential votes. Photograph: Audra Melton/The New York Times

Alabama’s voters have shocked the Republican Party, energised Democrats and alerted an attentive world to the possibility of political change in the U(...)

US president Donald Trump and US vice president Mike Pence: investors seemed underwhelmed by Trump’s tax cuts. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Technology stocks have just suffered another week of underperformance, prompting much chatter as to whether investors are having second thoughts about(...)

Al Franken walks away from the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Thursday, with his wife, Franni Bryson, after he announced his resignation as senator. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Democratic senator Al Franken bowed to pressure and announced his resignation from the US Senate on Thursday, becoming the second Democratic politicia(...)

Democratic senator from Minnesota Al Franken has said he would co-operate with a senate ethics investigation into his behaviour. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Half of the Democrats in the US Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign after new allegations of (...)

Boeing shares hit an all-time high at $281.83 on Monday, gaining 3.9%. Photograph: Getty Images

US tax cuts approved over the weekend boosted equities on both sides of the Atlantic, benefitting Irish building materials giant CRH amongst others. (...)

US President Donald Trump promotes the tax reform plan in Missouri.

Ireland is facing new challenges in attracting foreign investment due to sweeping changes to US tax rules which are now close to being voted into law(...)

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