US vice-president Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence arrive at Shannon airport for the start of an official visit to Ireland. Photograph: Jacob King/PA Wire

When US vice-president Mike Pence touched down in Shannon on Monday, he was on familiar territory. The 48th vice-president of the United States has vi(...)

US vice president Mike Pence  listens while Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks during a St Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Naval Observatory. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described his meeting at the residence of US vice president Mike Pence as a “privilege,”as he pledged to continue the close r(...)