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President Donald Trump with vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

US vice-president Mike Pence begins his official visit to Ireland when he flies into Shannon Airport on Monday. Mr Pence will be greeted on arrival a(...)

US Vice President Mike Pence may be in Ireland as soon as Monday. File photograph: Aubrey Gemignani/Nasa via Getty

The visit of US vice president Mike Pence is being brought forward to early next week after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to Europe this weekend and d(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence: confirmed that he would be meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, President Michael D Higgins and Tánaiste Simon Coveney ‘while celebrating my Irish roots’.  Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Plans are being made for US vice-president Mike Pence to stay at president Donald Trump’s family golf resort at Doonbeg in Co Clare when he visits Ire(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett with US vice-president Mike Pence and his sister Anne Pence Poynter at the vice-president’s official residence in Washington DC in March. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

US vice-president Mike Pence is to visit Ireland in September, his first trip here in an official capacity. Mr Pence, who has family roots in Ireland(...)

Ed Crawford: ‘I pledge to work closely to advance US interests and values in Ireland’. Photograph: FedNet

Ed Crawford, US president Donald Trump’s nominee to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, has pledged to work to further US-Irish relations and ma(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina will begin a three-day visit to the UK on Monday. Mr Higgins will begin his visit in Birmingham and (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence at the Ireland Funds dinner in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US vice-president Mike Pence has pledged to “reaffirm the United States’ enduring commitment to the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the peac(...)

Annie Moore from Co Cork was the first immigrant to enter the United States through Ellis Island immigration point. This photograph, originally in black and white, was taken by Lewis Hine 30 years later. Photograph: New York Public Library

The day Annie Moore landed on Ellis Island in 1892 she was just 17½ years old. The girl from Co Cork, who arrived with her brothers Philip and Anthony(...)

Statue in Cobh, Co Cork, of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island, and her brothers: she settled in the Lower East Side of New York

There are many theories about how a young woman from Co Cork became the first new arrival ever processed at Ellis Island in New York, when the immigr(...)

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