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US Democrats John Delaney, Beto O’Rourke and Joe Biden who all aim to be the party’s presidential candidate next year. Photographs: Christopher Goodney, Lucy Nicholson, Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg, Reuters

The question of who is the most Irish contender in the race for the White House has set off a jovial debate among Democratic candidates running for th(...)

 Nancy Pelosi is applauded after her election as speaker of the US House of Representatives on Thursday. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Ebullient Democrats assumed control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday and elected Nancy Pelosi of California speaker, returning her to a (...)

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi  speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington last week. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Photo

A liberal heroine, born in the 1940s, part of a Democratic dynasty, runs for high US office. Some on her own side wince at her poll ratings and air of(...)

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi: In public, Democrats are staying silent on whether they’ll support her. Photograph:  Erin Schaff/New York Times

The corridors of Congress have been eerily quiet as the midterm elections approach. The usual churn of legislative activity on Capitol Hill is on hol(...)

 Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) is looking to recruit two new board members to help in its role of overseeing the private rented sector and impl(...)

Helen McEntee, Eamon Mallie, Noel Murphy, Leo Varadkar, Katherine Zappone and Declan McGrath pose in front of Murphy’s portrait of all the women members of the Oireachtas.

Straight after Taoiseach’s Questions on Tuesday, Leo Varadkar rushed from the Dáil chamber and down the main staircase for a photocall in front of one(...)

A seabin floating in the sea and taking in loose plastic.

Ireland’s first “seabin” has been submerged within Dún Laoghaire Harbour in Dublin. A seabin is a floating device designed to capture and remove was(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch in the Irish Architectural Archive. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Being Taoiseach “takes up practically every waking hour of your day” Enda Kenny said last night, reflecting on the nature of his role and the defendin(...)

Kate Madden of  Loreto College on St Stephen’s Green, explains her project Will Eating a Mars Bar Increase the Average Speed of a Galloping Pony?  to President Michael D Higgins back in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two young entrepreneurs made a big impression on the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall when they met in Áras An Uachtaráin on Wednesday. Sister(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is meeting Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal. Photograph: Getty Images

Shortly after 11pm last night Enda Kenny tweeted he had arrived in Toronto for what he previously and mischievously described in an embargoed email as(...)

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