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John Deasy said the time was right for him to leave politics. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has confirmed he is to retire from politics at the next general election. Mr Deasy, who is the Government’s envoy to the US Co(...)

US president Donald Trump has said he wants an ‘ambitious free-trade agreement’ with the UK after Brexit. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

This week the issue of Brexit made it across the Atlantic as members of US Congress voiced their concern about its impact on Northern Ireland. As the(...)

US congressman Richard Neal said the UK and EU must preserve the sanctity of the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The chances of the European Union striking a trade deal with the United States would be endangered if it jeopardised the Belfast Agreement after Brexi(...)

European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom gives a press conference on EU-US Trade Talks in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The EU’s top trade official said on Monday she would seek a rapid tariff-reduction deal with the US, after European governments backed negotiations ai(...)

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(...)

Leo Varadkar: “I wonder, if Fianna Fáil was 5-10% ahead in the polls for the last year, would they be quite so willing to facilitate us?” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The US Congress will not support any post Brexit trade deal with the UK that undermines the open border on the island of Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadk(...)

Demonstrators take part in the March for Science in Washington, DC in April              2018.  Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The United States still leads the world in science and technology innovation, even if its current leaders think Boyle’s law is some obscure piece of l(...)

US president Donald Trump (r) next to Jim Mattis, former US secretary of defence, during a briefing last October. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

US defence secretary Jim Mattis has resigned after clashing with president Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Syria and two yea(...)

US independent senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, flanked by Democratic Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy (left) and Republican Senator from Utah Mike Lee: voted to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

The US Senate has delivered a strong rebuke to US president Donald Trump’s response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, voting to end A(...)

One possible pitfall for Ireland is that South Korea may also want its citizens to be included in the visa scheme which is currently only available to Australia.

A possible Senate vote on a proposal to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens is likely to be delayed, as the US Capitol focuses on memorials fo(...)

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