President Donald  Trump accepts a bowl of shamrock from  Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a reception in the East Room of the White House, March 16th, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photograph: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

For two comical, chaotic minutes, pandemonium reigned in the Oval Office. It was not what we expected and yet . . . And yet, when Donald met Enda, i(...)

Rosie O’Donnell performs  at the Borgota Hotel Casino & Spa on May 29, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photograph:   Donald Kravitz/Getty Images

The Irish Stand against US President Donald Trump is gaining momentum ahead of a major St Patrick’s Day gathering in the New York City church where Ma(...)

President Donald Trump waves as he arrives  at Orlando airport on Friday.  Photograph: Willie J Allen jnr/AP

US president Donald Trump’s brief honeymoon with the media following his well-received address to Congress on Tuesday came to an abrupt halt this week(...)

Drive-By Truckers will play Vicar Street, Dublin on Tuesday February 28th

“These are crazy times the world over,” says Drive By Truckers’ singer and songwriter Patterson Hood, “and especially right now in America. I’ve alway(...)

‘Studies  show we often confuse being angry with actually doing something. We think, “I took a stand on Twitter,” and then we move on,’ says Brant Hansen, author of Unoffendable. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Are people more prone to taking offence these days? Even asking that question has the potential to cause offence. “Oh, here we go again,” you may thi(...)

Yvonne Watterson has been luckier than Guadalupe ‘Lupita’ García de Rayos.

I can barely remember a time when I did not harbour a desire to go to the United States, eager to take what American historian and political commentat(...)

Fighting fascism on Twitter is not what the International Brigades foresaw when they marched to Spain in the 1930s. Photograph:  Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

“If you’re on the right, you’re evil, you’re racist, you’re stupid – you are a basket of deplorables. How do you think people are going to vote if you(...)

 US vice-president Mike Pence swears in attorney general Jeff Sessions while Sessions’s wife, Mary and US president Donald look on in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Newly appointed US attorney general Jeff Sessions has said that the US must bring illegal immigration to an end, as he was sworn in as the nation’s to(...)

Jeff Sessions has become the top law enforcement officer in the US as attorney general. File photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the new US attorney general, despite fierce Democratic opposition over his record on civil rights (...)

US president Donald Trump: “I don’t ever want to call a court biased, so I won’t call it biased. And we haven’t had a decision yet. But courts seem to be so political.”  Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

US president Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on critics of his immigration policy on Wednesday, describing the ruling by a Seattle court whi(...)

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