Elton John performs at the 3arena in Dublin as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The email was cordial, warm and deferential. “Thank you so much for the extremely kind invitation to play at your inauguration,” wrote one of US presi(...)

US president Donald Trump kisses White House press secretary Sarah Sanders after it was announced she will leave her job at the end of the mont. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Two years since Sarah Huckabee Sanders first took to the podium in the White House press room, she has become the latest Trump appointee to leave the (...)

US president Donald Trump talks about his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sought to quell the outcry over his handling of Monday’s landmark summit with Vladimir Putin, telling reporters that he acce(...)

Spicer once lent Trump a green tie for meeting with the Taoiseach - and did not get it back. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Dreamily envisioning Donald Trump as “a unicorn, riding a unicorn over a rainbow”, former press secretary Sean Spicer has filled a new book with breat(...)

 Gina Haspel: wrote a letter to senator Mark Warner, a Democrat on the intelligence committee, addressing concerns about the interrogation programme after the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The Senate intelligence committee has endorsed Gina Haspel’s nomination to become the next head of the CIA, paving the way for her approval by the fu(...)

Former Whitehouse communications director  Anthony Scaramucci holding a press conference in July 2017. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Downton Abbey and Paddington star Hugh Bonneville is leading the line up on this week’s show. The Bafta, Gold(...)

Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/AFP/Getty Images

Rex Tillerson’s sacking is the latest in a series of notable firings and resignations from president Donald Trump’s White House since he took office o(...)

Hope Hicks: the White House communications director stepped down after testifying in Congress as part of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Tensions within the Trump White House appear to be increasing after the US president hit out at his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and lost a long-t(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Republican US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan on  November 9th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

NOV 2016 -JAN 2017 Nov 8th 2016 As polls close around the US, it becomes clear that Donald Trump is heading for victory. Shortly before 3am in the H(...)

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