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Deputy Catherine Murphy, co-leader of the Social Democrats, said the Official Secrets Act as currently framed is at odds with the culture of whistleblowing. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

An American-style Oireachtas committee vetting process for senior appointments to public bodies should be introduced, the Social Democrats have sugges(...)

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Four of the five biggest US technology giants boosted their lobbying spending last year as they battled charges of unfair competition, sought to shap(...)

House intelligence chairman Adam Schiff: argues it is the role of Congress to keep presidents in check. Photograph: Mary F Calvert

The second day of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial opened on Wednesday with the House impeachment managers setting out their opening arguments as to w(...)

The US Senate has introduced even stricter rules for journalists during the impeachment trial. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

There were bright blue skies over the US Capitol on another historic day in Washington on Tuesday as the impeachment trial of Donald Trump began in ea(...)

Donald Trump’s trial opens in the Senate today. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.

The US Senate on Tuesday may begin to hear opening arguments in an impeachment trial to determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office(...)

US president Donald Trump stands accused of ‘endangering national security’. Photograph: Getty

Prosecutors in the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump have said he must be removed from office for putting his political career ahead of t(...)

President Donald Trump at a rally on January 14th in  Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph:  Joshua Lott/Getty

History will be made next week when the impeachment trial of Donald J Trump opens in the US Senate – only the third time in history that a sitting US (...)

Sinn Féin’s North Belfast MP John Finucane: His visit to the US so soon after his election underlines the importance Sinn Féin ascribes to its American support. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

John Finucane remembers the events of that Sunday evening well. On February 12th, 1989, loyalist paramilitaries burst into his family home and opened(...)

Kenneth Starr, the former special prosecutor who investigated former US president Bill Clinton. Photograph:  Rob Lever/AFP via Getty Images

Former special counsel Kenneth Starr – a key figure in Bill Clinton’s impeachment 21 years ago – has been added to US president Donald Trump’s legal t(...)

House sergeant at arms Paul Irving leads the seven impeachment managers to the Senate chamber of the US Capitol. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty

It was a historic day in Washington on Thursday as the 100 members of the US Senate were sworn in for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.(...)

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