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From left, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump jnr and Tiffany Trump attend the state of the union address  in Washington. In some Republican circles, the notion of President Trump’s children running for political office is not only a parlour game – it’s a matter of finding the right opportunity for the right Trump. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/the New York Times

When US voters go to the polls next November for the presidential election, they will also decide who takes control of Congress. All 435 seats in the (...)

US national security advisor John Bolton arrives for a meeting with Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid at Downing Street in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Irish officials in Washington have stepped-up efforts to highlight Ireland’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast agreement, following s(...)

Keith and Keran Byrne met the week Keith was due to return to Ireland having outstayed his visa.

Irishman Keith Byrne, who is facing deportation in the United States, has beengiven leave until Friday to sign deportation documentation or face jail.(...)

Congressman Brendan Boyle (left) at The Irish Times offices in Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A proposal to double US funding for the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) to $1.5 million has passed the House of Representatives. The amendment w(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden in a still from the video announcing his candidacy for 2020. He leads Bernie Sanders, his nearest rival for the Democratic nomination, with support from 27 per cent of voters compared with 20 per cent for the Vermont senator. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Biden, the former US vice-president, officially launched his campaign for the White House on Thursday, becoming the 20th contender in a record fi(...)

European Research Group chairman Jacob Rees-Mogg was involved in “frank exchanges” on the Border issue with the US delegation, led by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The visiting US congressional delegation had a forceful and at times heated encounter with pro-Brexit UK hardliners as the American politicians reject(...)

US president Donald Trump  and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Washington DC during St Patrick’s Day celebrations in March 2018. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

A renewed push to secure access to the E3 visa scheme for Irish citizens will be undertaken this week, the government’s special envoy to the United St(...)

US president Donald Trump picks up a bowl of shamrocks in the White House on St Patrick’s Day last year as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US vice-president Mike Pence look on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Rituals matter. Next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will present a bowl of shamrock to US president Donald Trump in the White House, continuing a tradi(...)

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(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (centre) with members of the Friends of Ireland caucus inside the Ways and Means committee room in the US Capitol building in Washington on Thursday. Left, Irish ambassador to the US Dan Mulhall and, right, committee chairman Richard Neal. Photograph: Marty Katz

Within the wood-panelled walls of the Ways and Means committee room, on the second floor of the United States Capitol building, sits a sculpture of Wi(...)

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