Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne - Pool/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and members of her US congressional delegation that he knows they will be there to protect (...)

Nancy Pelosi receives a standing ovation in the Dáil on Wednesday. Handout photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Nothing must happen to imperil the Belfast Agreement and the seamless Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, US speaker of the House of Represen(...)

 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who will meet Michael D Higgins next week. Photograph:  New York Times

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will meet President Michael D Higgins on Wednesday as part of a US Congressional delegatio(...)

US speaker Nancy Pelosi: renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citizens. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A high-powered US congressional delegation is to visit Ireland this month amid renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citize(...)

Republican senator Martha McSally   speaking on Wednesday during a Senate armed services committee  hearing on sexual assault in the military. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US senator Martha McSally, the first female combat pilot in the US air force, has said she was raped by a superior officer but did not report it becau(...)

US president Donald Trump with former taoiseach Enda Kenny at  a St Patrick’s Day reception in  the White House in Washington in  2017. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Enda Kenny did not appear to like US president Donald Trump as much as he liked House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan, at least if the value of t(...)

Nancy Pelosi reacts as she is confirmed Speaker of the House during the 116th Congress and swearing-in ceremony.

US stock index futures ticked higher Friday as the US House of Representatives passed legislation in an effort to end a government shutdown and China-(...)

Nancy Pelosi in the US House of Representatives on Thursday shortly before her election as speaker. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

On a day of pomp and pageantry, ebullient Democrats assumed control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday and elected Nancy Pelosi to be spe(...)

“Democrats are taking action to lead our country out of this mess,” Nancy Pelosi, above, and top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Democrats in the US House of Representatives plan to vote on Thursday on a funding package to end the 10-day-old partial US government shutdown, witho(...)

One possible pitfall for Ireland is that South Korea may also want its citizens to be included in the visa scheme which is currently only available to Australia.

A possible Senate vote on a proposal to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens is likely to be delayed, as the US Capitol focuses on memorials fo(...)

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