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Republican congressman Peter King, the co-chair of the Irish caucus on Capitol Hill, together with New York Democrat Tom Suozzi, brought forward the resolution to the House of Representatives. Photograph: iStock

A resolution supporting the Good Friday Agreement has been proposed in the US Congress. Republican congressman Peter King, the co-chair of the Irish (...)

US president Donald Trump  and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Washington DC during St Patrick’s Day celebrations in March 2018. File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

A renewed push to secure access to the E3 visa scheme for Irish citizens will be undertaken this week, the government’s special envoy to the United St(...)

US president Donald Trump picks up a bowl of shamrocks in the White House on St Patrick’s Day last year as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US vice-president Mike Pence look on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Rituals matter. Next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will present a bowl of shamrock to US president Donald Trump in the White House, continuing a tradi(...)

Fianna Fáil foreign affairs spokesman Niall Collins asked about the letter members of Congress had written to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney declined to respond when asked the Government’s attitude to a “veiled threat” by 10 US members of Congress about the controvers(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney (centre) with members of the Friends of Ireland caucus inside the Ways and Means committee room in the US Capitol building in Washington on Thursday. Left, Irish ambassador to the US Dan Mulhall and, right, committee chairman Richard Neal. Photograph: Marty Katz

Within the wood-panelled walls of the Ways and Means committee room, on the second floor of the United States Capitol building, sits a sculpture of Wi(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at  a meeting on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he believes that Britain can leave the European Union with a deal before March 29th if there is a (...)

Tánaiste and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: held meetings in New York on Tuesday as Ireland continues its efforts to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council. File Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has arrived in Washington for talks with senior administration officials and members of Congress, amid increasing concern among(...)

The letter, which has been signed by 40 senior figures including Gary Hart, comes ahead of Tanaiste Simon Coveney’s visit to Washington this week. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A group of prominent Irish-Americans, including former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart and five former US ambassadors, have written to (...)

 John Gilligan: was remanded in continuing custody to appear back at the court via video link in mid-October. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dublin man John Gilligan, who was arrested while attempting to board a flight from Belfast to Spain, has been refused bail on money laundering charges(...)

Sentencing the defendant on Tuesday, District Judge Peter King told him he didn’t need to re-iterate “how incredibly dangerous the posting of the video was. You could have had yourself on the end of a police taser, or worse”.

A pupil who posted a video on Facebook of him holding a gun and saying he was going to go and “shoot up” the school he attended at the time, sparked a(...)

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