A statue of Confederate general Robert E Lee in Richmond, Virginia. Last month a Bill to grant local authorities the power to remove statues was defeated. Photograph: Salwan Georges/Washington Post via Getty Images

Two hours’ drive south of Washington DC, the factory chimneys and elevated rail tracks of Richmond appear on the horizon. The capital city of Virgini(...)

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 (...)

Virginia governor-elect Ralph Northam walks onstage to celebrate his election at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

Voters delivered their first forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump and his party on Tuesday night, with Democrats exploiting Mr Trump’s deep unpop(...)

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

People participate in a candlelight vigil at the University of Virginia Wednesday night in Charlottesville. Photograph: Andrew Shurtleff /The Daily Progress/AP

With tears and defiant tributes, hundreds of purple-clad people packed an historic Charlottesville theatre to remember the 32-year-old woman killed wh(...)

US Ppesident Donald Trump speaks to the press about protests in Charlottesville after his statement on the infrastructure discussion in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York. Photograph: Jim Watson /AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations, equating activists protesting raci(...)

US president Donald Trump  watches as Jeff Sessions, standing next to  his wife, Mary,   is sworn in as attorney general by vice president Mike Pence in the Oval Office of the White House on February 9th. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said he never would have appointed attorney general Jeff Sessions had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overse(...)

Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, disagrees ‘vehemently’ with Donald Trump’s opposition to international trade deals. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Donald Trump’s plans to repatriate US corporate tax from countries like Ireland is a “non-starter” because they are tied to tax cuts for the rich, the(...)

Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick speaking at a news conference on Thursday on the introduction of a Bill that would limit access to bathrooms and other facilities for transgender people, in Austin, Texas. Photograph:  Jon Herskovitz/Reuters

Boosted by a failed effort in North Carolina to topple an anti-transgender “bathroom Bill”, conservative lawmakers in otherUS states are redoubling t(...)

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