US president Joe Biden: Has spoken at length about renewing the transatlantic relationship and working closely with European allies. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US president Joe Biden will make his first overseas trip in June, when he visits England and Brussels for a series of high-level international summits(...)

Boris Johnson in a still from BBC Northern Ireland’s Spotlight special

Boris Johnson has declared there will be no referendum on the reunification of Ireland for “a very, very long time to come”. The UK prime minister ha(...)

Nationalist youths clashing with loyalists at the Lanark Way peaceline in west Belfast: Nationalists understandably want the Irish Government to take an assertive position by their side with unionism in meltdown. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Four years ago, Dublin and London took an institution meant to solve problems and turned it into a controversy in its own right. Now this is happening(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald, Gerry Adams and Michelle O’Neill: as well as engagement with decision-makers in the American capital, Sinn Féin’s US arm has also increased its online presence since the Covid-19 pandemic hit

Millions of Americans who opened their print and e-paper editions of the New York Times and Washington Post on Wednesday were greeted with an unusual (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: Davy scandal not an isolated event. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has claimed the “toxic culture” that brought Ireland to its knees in the banking collapse over a decade ago is “tru(...)

Prof Conor O’Mahony,  State’s special rapporteur for child protection, says it is vital that every reasonable effort be made to fill in the blanks in the lives of as many as possible of those affected.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said the issue of illegal adoption was “shocking” and said that those affected will be helped and supported. He was spe(...)

Dublin-born Samantha Power, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, will head up USAid, America’s main federal aid agency. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

Throughout his almost 50-year career in politics, Joe Biden has often recalled the words of his grandmother. “Remember, Joey Biden, the best drop of b(...)

US Capitol police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to break into the House chamber. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

The final days of Donald Trump’s presidency descended into chaos and insurrection on Wednesday, as Trump-supporting protesters stormed the US Capitol (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘We’ve created a shared island initiative to concentrate on what’s doable.’ Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The North-South economic ties need to be improved and strengthened post Brexit, deal or no deal, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. Speaking to Insid(...)

Racing takes place behind closed doors at Fairyhouse. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Making sure Ireland’s racecourses remain open will be the most important result of all for the sector in 2021. That’s according to the Association of(...)

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