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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(...)

Enda Kenny: “Obviously we now have to have our own connections with a Republican party that controls both the congress and senate, in addition to connections with the American political system in general’’

The Taoiseach has said US vice president-elect Mike Pence explained Donald Trump’s remarks about illegal immigrants in their recent telephone convers(...)

Democratic US vice-presidential nominee Senator Tim Kaine and Republican vice-presidential nominee Governor Mike Pence: both have Irish roots. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

In advance of the debate between the two US vice-presidential candidates, Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, much was made by Irish commentators of the candida(...)

Governor Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, is named after his Sligo grandfather Richard Michael Cawley, a Chicago bus driver, with whom he was “especially close”. Photograph: Mark Makela/The New York Times

One Capitol Hill staffer recalls a question asked at a table quiz in Washington a few years ago: who is the only member of Congress to have cut turf i(...)

Indiana governor Mike Pence has been selected by Donald Trump to be his running mate. Mr Pence hails from an Irish Catholic family with grandparents from Sligo and Clare. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has formally named Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, ending weeks of speculati(...)

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