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Philadelphia Democratic congressman Brendan Boyle: Tweet about Belfast Agreement caused much head-scratching as the United States is not a signatory to the 1998 peace deal, nor is it referenced in the text in any way. Photograph:  Rich Polk/Getty Images

America’s role in the peace process is often misunderstood, including it seems by Philadelphia Democrat congressman Brendan Boyle, who last week tweet(...)

Democrat Richard Neal was one of three congressmen to sign the letter asking British parties to show a ‘continued commitment to an open Irish border’. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Three senior members of the US Congress have called on the leaders of the UK’s political parties to uphold the Belfast Agreement on the eve of the Bri(...)

From left, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Lara Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump jnr and Tiffany Trump attend the state of the union address  in Washington. In some Republican circles, the notion of President Trump’s children running for political office is not only a parlour game – it’s a matter of finding the right opportunity for the right Trump. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/the New York Times

When US voters go to the polls next November for the presidential election, they will also decide who takes control of Congress. All 435 seats in the (...)

District Judge Peter King said Hodgen had decided to travel to Portstewart having ‘armed yourself with a recording device’

A judge has praised a vigilant member of the public who spotted a man pressing buttons whilst holding the stem of a pair of glasses to try to record a(...)

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 (...)

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