Trina Vargo

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Trina Vargo, the head of the US-Ireland Alliance, who manages the Mitchell scholarship programme. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

The head of the Rhodes scholarship programme has dismissed as “misleading” claims by the US-Ireland Alliance that a majority of students choose its sc(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar listens as a tour guide explains the artwork in the all-male St Mary’s Monastery in Axum, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his visit to an Ethiopian monastery which does not allow access to women by saying it was appropriate to respect t(...)

Former Irish ambassador to the US Anne Anderson, who stepped down  in 2017, stipulated that she be welcomed into the Friendly Sons of St Patrick association as a full member and not just in an honorary capacity. File photograph: Alan Betson

Former Irish ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson has said she was “disappointed” by the Taoiseach’s response to calls to stop sending Irish (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “Ultimately, I believe in the politics of engagement rather than the politics of boycott.” Photograph: Donall Farmer

Diplomats will continue to be sent to events organised by men-only Irish-American societies, the Taoiseach has said. US-Ireland Alliance president Tr(...)

 Louise Phelan, president and Mark Redmond, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce (centre) join members of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick Cincinnati choir under the direction of Dan Shea at the 2014  Independence Day Lunch in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

US-Ireland Alliance president Trina Vargo urged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to stop sending diplomats to events organised by men-only Irish-American societ(...)

Winnie Li: “Rebuilding my relationship with Ireland, in the wake of my own rape there, has been one of the most unexpected and reaffirming steps in my journey of recovery.”

The US-Ireland Alliance was set up by former political aide Trina Vargo in 1998 amid concerns about the relationship between the countries, with the M(...)

Publisher Niall O’Dowd: said Government envoy John Deasy’s numbers for the undocumented Irish in the US were incorrect. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s new estimate that there are close to 10,000 Irish living illegally in the US – down from 50,000 – has been supported by a Washington-(...)

Hillary Clinton: One of the funnier emails shows her  struggling to place a call to the White House, ranting to an aide about a telephone operator. Photograph: Charlie Mahoney/New York Times.

Another month, another release of Hillary Clinton emails. The latest batch of private emails sent to and from the Democratic presidential frontrunner (...)

Government funding secured in US for George J Mitchell Scholar programme which  sends American students to Ireland.  Photograph: Don Ryan/AP Photo

A US Congressional committee has weighed in to support another year of US government funding for the George J Mitchell Scholar programme, which sends (...)

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