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Donald Trump shakes hands with Martin Luther King Centre president Isaac Newton Farris in the White House on Friday before the US president signed a proclamation to honour Martin Luther King Day. Photograph: EPA

An alleged description of African and other countries as “shitholes” by Donald Trump prompted outrage on Friday, even as the US president appeared to (...)

 US president Donald  Trump speaks at Camp David, Maryland, US. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool/EPA

US president Donald Trump renewed his attacks on author Michael Wolff at a news conference on Saturday, denouncing his book, Fire and Fury: Inside the(...)

President Donald Trump “has a need for immediate gratification”, according to Wolff. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, a former director of Bank of Ireland, was ridiculed in the Trump White House for “never missing an Air Force One op(...)

Copies of  ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ by  Michael Wolff  at the Book Culture bookstore in New York on Friday. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

As a cold spell descended on Washington DC this week, another political drama was gripping the city. Just days into 2018 the White House was plunged(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans speak to the press after the Senate passed tax reform legislation on Capitol Hill late on Tuesday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The sting of failure on healthcare still lingered in the Senate on August 3rd, when Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, summoned the Republican memb(...)

US president Donald Trump celebrates the passage of a major tax overhaul with Republican members of the House and Senate on the  South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump secured the biggest win of his presidency on Wednesday as Republicans passed the most sweeping US tax overhaul since the 198(...)

House speaker Paul Ryan addresses the media on Tuesday.  Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Republicans in the US Congress hit a last-minute snag on Tuesday in their drive to approve the biggest tax code rewrite in 30 years, delaying what wou(...)

Taking a hike? Speculation is rife that House speaker Paul Ryan is preparing to step down from the post. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo /EPA

Even by the usual standards of Donald Trump’s presidency, it was a busy week in Washington as the political world prepared for next week’s Christmas r(...)

House Speaker Paul Ryan: House is willing to accommodate health concerns of some Senate members for vote’s timing. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The timeline of the Republican tax reform plan remains uncertain amid signs that a much-anticipated vote in the Senate next week may be postponed due (...)

A large boulder deposited at Annagh Head in Co Mayo.

Spectacular boulder deposits on the Co Mayo coast and parts of the western seaboard were caused by ferocious Atlantic storms - and not an unknown tsun(...)

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