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 President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina are pictured with  William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to Áras an Uachtaráin on Tuesday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

The only full day of the official Irish visit by Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Ireland will see the royal couple making multiple stops in(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar managed to walk the political tightrope during the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Washington this week, combining politeness (...)

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. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar used his St Patrick’s Day meeting with US vice president Mike Pence on Thursday to highlight the societal and cultural changes (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office on  March 14th:  When Varadkar got a word in edgeways, it came as a surprise he was still there.  Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

It’s no secret by now that, as an old Irish expression has it, Donald Trump has a great welcome for himself. But along with extending the céad míle fá(...)

US president Donald Trump meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said he will visit Ireland this year. Speaking alongside Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ahead of a bilateral meeting between th(...)

‘Certainly if the president is open to wanting a special envoy to Northern Ireland that would be very welcome,’ said Leo Varadkar

The Government would welcome the appointment of a US special envoy to Northern Ireland, the Taoiseach has said ahead of his meeting with President Don(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC during his visit to the US. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is to bring forward a package of support measures for businesses, exporters and farmers to Cabinet next week, amid deepening concern ab(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Donald Trump at the White House in March: Trump’s attacks on the press have escalted since he became president. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Following the fatal shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported that the(...)