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US senator Ed Markey raises hands with his wife, Susan Blumenthal, after speaking at a primary election night event at Malden Public Library on September 1st, 2020 in Malden, Massachusetts. Photograph: Allison Dinner/Getty Images

Senator Ed Markey staved off a Democratic primary challenge from Joe Kennedy III on Tuesday, the first time a member of the Kennedy family has lost a (...)

Joe Kennedy III has been building his political profile in Washington since his election to the House of Representatives in 2013. Photograph: Simon Simard/Bloomberg

As Donald Trump and Joe Biden tee up for what promises to be one of the most closely-watched presidential races in American history, in the northeaste(...)

Irish Lives Matter T-Shirts for sale on Amazon.

A senior group of Irish-American political and cultural leaders has urged Irish-Americans to boycott the sale of “Irish Lives Matter” T-shirts in the (...)

Mary L Trump: As a child, the US president “began to develop powerful but primitive defences, marked by an increasing hostility to others”. Photograph: Simon & Schuster/Peter Serling

Spare a thought for Donald Trump. It’s one thing for a family member to pen a tell-all family memoir when you’re still in the Oval Office and four mon(...)

Patrick Schwarzenegger in Daniel Isn’t Real: ‘The first time I read the script I sat there thinking: what the heck is this?’

When one encounters a young, up-and-coming American star named Patrick, it’s customary to ask if there’s some Irish ancestry. In the case of Patrick S(...)

Democrat Richard Neal was one of three congressmen to sign the letter asking British parties to show a ‘continued commitment to an open Irish border’. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Three senior members of the US Congress have called on the leaders of the UK’s political parties to uphold the Belfast Agreement on the eve of the Bri(...)

 Fran Ryder, Bobby Doyle (right), Kevin Moran (behind) and other members of the 1970s Dublin team carry the coffin of their former team-mate Anton O’Toole into the Mount Argus church in Kimmage. Photograph: James Forde

The coffin of Dublin GAA star Anton O’Toole was hauled to church on the shoulders of five separate football teams, the mark of a man whose sporting gr(...)

Former Texas Congressman and Democratic party presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke: The 46 year old offers the politics of feelings. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP

The heavens part. The light shines down. The rise in the oceans begins to slow. The world is once more bathed in the mystical glow of a messiah. Our r(...)

 Joe Kennedy III: “We can win without segmenting our society.” Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter

Sitting in a prominent position at last week’s St Patrick’s Day lunch in the US Capitol, was a young redhaired congressman from Massachusetts. Joe K(...)

The native Irish primrose (Primula vulgaris) flowering in an Irish woodland this spring.  Photograph:  Richard Johnston

I spotted the first flush of wild primroses flowering in nearby woods a few weeks ago. Speckled along the edges of a steep, damp bank that sits beneat(...)

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