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US vice-president Joe Biden listens to secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington in February 2010. According to Double Down by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, President Barack Obama’s top aides secretly considered replacing Biden with Clinton on the 2012 ticket in late 2011, when Mr. Obama’s re-election outlook appeared uncertain. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/The New York Times

There is a hilarious episode in a new tell-all book about the 2012 presidential election, a tome that has buzzed Washington this past week, that shows(...)

Pensioners demonstrating outside the Dáil yesterday. “Small, well-organised lobby groups”? Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

On Friday, October 11th, this newspaper had a story on its front page headlined: “Coalition targets welfare benefit cuts”; On October 12th: “FG tackle(...)

Emily O’Reilly launched Pat Leahy’s new book on the Fine Gael-Labour Coalition ‘The Price of Power’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Support for journalism through the purchase of newspapers, books and magazines should be seen as “civic act” which underpins the democratic process, a(...)

Eamon Gilmore: “I don’t think anyone who values democracy can be very happy about what is in effect a military coup in Egypt.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has expressed “deep concern” over what he referred to as a “military coup” in Egypt, using str(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden and his wife Jill are greeted by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilica after his inauguration at the Vatican yesterday. Mr Biden confirmed today that he will visit Ireland laster this year. Photograph: Reuters

US vice-president Joe Biden has confirmed he will visit Ireland later this year. He made the announcement during a meeting with the Taoiseach E(...)

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