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US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer  makes a point to president Donald Trump in the Oval Office prior to Trump’s departure for North Dakota to deliver a speech on tax reform. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

As Americans cleaned up after Hurricane Harvey and braced for Hurricane Irma, another dramatic week in Washington – the first week of Congress after t(...)

US president Donald Trump with the new Irish ambassador to the US, Dan Mulhall.

Dan Mulhall has been officially installed as the new Irish Ambassador to the United States during a visit to the White House. Mr Mulhall presented h(...)

Charles Tannock MEP: “I deeply regret the Brexit outcome. It was done on a slim majority on a broad franchise. And there were a pack of lies and false promises made.” Photograph: Wikipedia

With a grandmother born in Dublin in 1895, Charles Tannock is one of the thousands of people who has used his relatives to secure an Irish passport i(...)

Kevin McNamara: his arrival in the Commons following a byelection came just before the outbreak of the Troubles and for the bulk of his career it was a major focus of his concern. Photograph: PA

Former British Labour Party MP Kevin McNamara, who has died aged 82,probably did more during his long political career than any other British politici(...)

Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)

Anne Anderson, the outgoing Irish Ambassador to the United States: “I had to put my foot down, very early on.” Photograph: Andre Chung for The Washington Post via Getty Images

It’s mid-summer in Washington DC and Anne Anderson is taking a break from packing her papers and making some final calls as she prepares to leave the (...)

West Cork History Festival organiser Dr Simon Kingston

The organisers of a history festival in west Cork are hoping its examination of some of the most controversial events of the Irish revolutionary perio(...)

Ireland’s ambassador to Britain, Dan Mulhall,  is leaving London for Washington. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Shortly after Patrick Hillery became minister for external affairs in 1969, a friend in Co Clare asked him how he was getting along with “that crowd i(...)

‘Forgotten Irish’ will be remembered with a plaque unveiling ceremony at the Camden Irish Centre in London  performed by the Irish ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the grim 1950s, 40,000 people left Ireland every year to emigrate to Britain. They built the roads and repaired the bombed out buildings of post-(...)

Jean Scales who lives in Luton: “We did not get the right information when we were voting. They should have told us what would happen.” Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Belfast-born Jean Scales is one of many volunteers who help out each day at the Luton Irish Forum – a body that was set up to help ageing Irish immigr(...)

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