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Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley, California. Photograph: Facebook

Ireland’s economic relationship with the United States is a two-way process, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has stressed, as he highlighted the employment cre(...)

San Francisco residents Jam, Lillian and Danny. Jam says: ‘Mexican people were in California before most white Europeans. You don’t hear Trump saying he will build a wall with Canada, just with Mexico. It’s purely a racial issue.’

As the train crosses the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California and chugs into Emeryville just outside San Francisco, I reach the west coast of Am(...)

In addition to meeting some of the biggest movers and shakers in San Francisco, the Irish entrepreneurs will also hear from leading academics at Stanford University and will visit Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank

More than 80 Irish entrepreneurs travelled to the US this weekend to take part in what is believed to be the largest unofficial trade mission to leave(...)

Maya Casillas (7) takes part in a  protest outside  City Hall in Los Angeles against US president Donald Trump’s crackdown on “sanctuary cities”,  which generally do not comply with federal requests to detain unauthorised immigrants who have been arrested on charges unrelated to their immigration status. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The mayors of US cities large and small reacted with outrage after president Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday saying he would halt (...)

High school students marching to City Hall in Los Angeles last week to protest at the election of Donald Trump. Many are Latino youths who fear their families could be split up through mass deportations of immigrants. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

In California we live under the shadow of the knowledge that an earthquake could occur at any moment, a ground-shaking devastation that could destroy (...)

A file image of Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg (left) and his wife Priscilla Chan.  The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the couple’s philanthropic organization, is committing significant financial resources over the next decade to help accelerate basic science research. Photograph: AP

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion (€2.7 billion) towards a plan to “cure,(...)

Enda Kenny is due to meet Facebook chief executive Sheryl Sandberg tomorrow. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in the United States today for a three-day visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, where he will meet senior exec(...)

The Dublin-San Francisco direct route – the first in five years – is expected to create new economic development opportunities for both Ireland and San Francisco

“I already feel way better,” says Adaptics co-founder Jack Phelan. “You don’t have that apprehension that when you arrive, after nearly a day t(...)

Angus McCarthy: “I knew that going back was probably going to be a lot worse than the pain I was in now.”

It was 1984 and the Irish economy was in the doldrums when Angus McCarthy decided to go to America. New York was his target but his mother had (...)

Investigators examine the landing gear of Asiana Airlines flight 214. Photograph: NTSB/Getty Images

The Asiana Airlines aircraft that crashed on Saturday at San Francisco airport was travelling at 103 knots just seconds before it hit the seawall in (...)