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# joe-biden - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland
# Biden Nominee
# Biden Nominee

US Senate committee backs Claire Cronin as new US Ambassador to Ireland

Wed 1:52 PM 13,608 Views 8 Comments

Cronin was nominated for the role of ambassador by Biden in June.

# joe-biden - Friday 8 October, 2021

Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy
# US Covid-19
# US Covid-19

Biden pushes vaccine mandates to boost US economy

Oct 8th 2021, 7:35 AM 15,637 Views 44 Comments

Biden had ruled out mandates in the past but feels the action is now required as almost 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated.

# joe-biden - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Explainer: Why is Ireland about to raise its corporation tax rate from 12.5% to 15%?
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Explainer: Why is Ireland about to raise its corporation tax rate from 12.5% to 15%?

Oct 7th 2021, 5:40 PM 18,304 Views 23 Comments
  • After months of negotiating, the Government is expected to sign Ireland up to a new 15% global minimum rate of corporation tax.
  • There is considerable uncertainty about what the changes will mean for the Irish economy and public finances.
  • But it could be 2023 or 2024 by the time the new rules are actually implemented.

# joe-biden - Monday 4 October, 2021

Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics
# Abortion
# Abortion

Biden administration lifts abortion referral ban on family planning clinics

Oct 4th 2021, 10:43 PM 13,903 Views 7 Comments

This comes as battles over abortion grow sharper from Texas to the US Supreme Court.

# joe-biden - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Joe Biden visits Capitol in bid to thrash out deal on infrastructure bill
# United States
# United States

Joe Biden visits Capitol in bid to thrash out deal on infrastructure bill

Oct 2nd 2021, 8:04 AM 6,779 Views 15 Comments

Voting on Friday appeared increasingly unlikely, throwing the president’s big domestic agenda into doubt as negotiations dragged.

# joe-biden - Friday 1 October, 2021

Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law
# Abortion
# Abortion

Biden administration in legal bid to block Texas abortion law

Oct 1st 2021, 9:42 PM 10,328 Views 19 Comments

At least one Texas abortion provider said it stood ready to resume offering services.

Democrats fight to save Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan
# US Senate
# US Senate

Democrats fight to save Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan

Oct 1st 2021, 12:15 PM 9,892 Views 26 Comments

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin refused to vote in favour of Biden’s plan.

# joe-biden - Thursday 30 September, 2021

US Senate to vote later today in bid to avert government shutdown
# Us Shutdown
# Us Shutdown

US Senate to vote later today in bid to avert government shutdown

Sep 30th 2021, 10:07 AM 13,543 Views 8 Comments

The coming days are expected to be the most critical yet for Biden’s presidency.

# joe-biden - Monday 27 September, 2021

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation
# Pfizer
# Pfizer

Biden gets Covid-19 booster shot following US regulator recommendation

Sep 27th 2021, 9:42 PM 12,413 Views 9 Comments

Federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans age 65 or older.

# joe-biden - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Biden and Macron to meet next month in submarines dispute
# Submarines
# Submarines

Biden and Macron to meet next month in submarines dispute

Sep 22nd 2021, 8:14 PM 8,816 Views 13 Comments

The withdrawn French ambassador is set to return to the United States next week

Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'
# New York
# New York

Taoiseach: 'Anybody that suggests Joe Biden doesn't understand Northern Ireland is wrong'

Sep 22nd 2021, 6:12 PM 15,359 Views 24 Comments

President Joe Biden yesterday warned that the peace process should not be jeopardised.

Biden stresses importance of NI peace process and downplays trade deal during Johnson meeting
# Good Friday Agreement
# Good Friday Agreement

Biden stresses importance of NI peace process and downplays trade deal during Johnson meeting

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:47 AM 20,656 Views 15 Comments
  • The US president met the UK Prime Minister in the Oval Office.
  • Biden issued a fresh warning for the UK not to damage the peace process over the EU departure.
  • Johnson agreed, saying: “On that point, Joe, we’re completely at one."

# joe-biden - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

China to stop funding coal projects overseas as US to double climate finance contribution
# $100 Billion
# $100 Billion

China to stop funding coal projects overseas as US to double climate finance contribution

Updated Sep 21st 2021, 9:42 PM 11,738 Views 9 Comments

The US president told the UN that the world was approaching a point of no return.

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'
# UN
# UN

Biden to tell UN he does not believe in a 'new Cold war'

Sep 21st 2021, 8:49 AM 11,137 Views 21 Comments

Biden’s first speech as US president to the General Assembly faces a tough reception.

# joe-biden - Monday 13 September, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?

Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?

Sep 13th 2021, 7:00 PM 91,113 Views 51 Comments

Good ol’ Garreth sorry I mean Garth.

# joe-biden - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Biden blames continued Covid-19 spread on 'distinct minority of Americans'
# America
# America

Biden blames continued Covid-19 spread on 'distinct minority of Americans'

Sep 9th 2021, 10:55 PM 33,348 Views 72 Comments

Measures include all US-based employers with more than 100 workers will have to ensure employees are vaccinated.

# joe-biden - Monday 6 September, 2021

Biden approves federal aid for New York and New Jersey after deadly flooding
# Hurricane Ida
# Hurricane Ida

Biden approves federal aid for New York and New Jersey after deadly flooding

Sep 6th 2021, 6:47 PM 8,322 Views 1 Comment

At least 50 people were killed in six Eastern states as record rainfall overwhelmed rivers and sewer systems.

# joe-biden - Sunday 5 September, 2021

Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at three memorial sites
# Itinerary
# Itinerary

Biden to mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 at three memorial sites

Sep 5th 2021, 12:53 PM 11,483 Views 19 Comments

Next Saturday’s anniversary falls less than two weeks after the end of the nearly two decade-long US war in Afghanistan.

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint
# What Next?
# What Next?

Tom Clonan: The Taliban's power grab was spectacular but they can't govern at gunpoint

Sep 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 20,273 Views 15 Comments

The security analyst looks at the Taliban and discusses the possible future outcomes for the people of Afghanistan.

# joe-biden - Saturday 4 September, 2021

One million people without power as Biden visits areas devastated by Hurricane Ida
# Louisiana
# Louisiana

One million people without power as Biden visits areas devastated by Hurricane Ida

Sep 4th 2021, 2:45 PM 8,163 Views 2 Comments

US President Joe Biden surveyed the damage yesterday.

# joe-biden - Friday 3 September, 2021

Biden moves to declassify documents about September 11 attacks
# 9/11
# 9/11

Biden moves to declassify documents about September 11 attacks

Sep 3rd 2021, 8:07 PM 23,303 Views 27 Comments

The order directs the Justice Department and other executive branch agencies to begin a declassification review.

# joe-biden - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Biden calls US evacuation from Afghanistan 'extraordinary success'
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Biden calls US evacuation from Afghanistan 'extraordinary success'

Updated Aug 31st 2021, 10:17 PM 23,698 Views 89 Comments

The US President said the choice was between “leaving or escalating”.

# joe-biden - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins

Aug 28th 2021, 10:02 AM 24,853 Views 43 Comments

The US intelligence community has concluded it did not believe the virus was a bio-weapon.

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency
# Opinion
# Opinion

Larry Donnelly: Biden promised stability and experience, but Kabul now blights his presidency

Aug 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 18,625 Views 39 Comments

Our columnist looks at the US President’s handling of Afghanistan, and what the future holds for his administration.

# joe-biden - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained
# Afghanistan Rescue
# Afghanistan Rescue

Tom Clonan: The Irish Army Ranger Wing face a treacherous Kabul - but they are highly trained

Aug 25th 2021, 7:00 AM 41,669 Views 60 Comments

The security expert says every person evacuated from Kabul by the ARW will represent a life transformed, free of Taliban persecution.

# joe-biden - Tuesday 24 August, 2021

US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

US 'on pace' to complete Afghan pullout by 31 August, Biden tells G7 leaders

Updated Aug 24th 2021, 10:43 PM 37,583 Views 53 Comments
  • Evacuation efforts by countries, including Ireland, are continuing ahead of the 31 August deadline.
  • United States President Joe Biden has faced calls from all corners to extend the evacuation window.
  • Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Islamist group would not agree to an extension.
Kamala Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific region
# Us Strategy
# Us Strategy

Kamala Harris rebukes China in major speech on Indo-Pacific region

Aug 24th 2021, 10:34 AM 14,669 Views 17 Comments

The US vice president said Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea amount to “coercion” and “intimidation”.

# joe-biden - Friday 20 August, 2021

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Joe Biden says he cannot guarantee final outcome of Kabul evacuation during White House address

Aug 20th 2021, 8:31 PM 17,289 Views 34 Comments

The US president addressed the nation tonight amid chaotic scenes at Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover.

# joe-biden - Thursday 19 August, 2021

Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out
# Taliban
# Taliban

Biden: US soldiers could remain in Afghanistan past deadline to ensure Americans get out

Updated Aug 19th 2021, 8:04 AM 23,323 Views 33 Comments

The US president said it was not possible to complete withdrawal from Afghanistan without “chaos”.

# joe-biden - Friday 6 August, 2021

Visitors from Hong Kong can have refuge in US for 18 months, says Biden

Visitors from Hong Kong can have refuge in US for 18 months, says Biden

Aug 6th 2021, 7:37 AM 18,333 Views 17 Comments

The move comes as China and the United States are at odds over a range of foreign policy and trade issues.

# joe-biden - Monday 12 July, 2021

Cuba blames US for unprecedented anti-government protests
# Cuba
# Cuba

Cuba blames US for unprecedented anti-government protests

Jul 12th 2021, 8:27 PM 10,704 Views 24 Comments

The protests began on the weekend with large numbers taking to the streets on Sunday.

# joe-biden - Thursday 24 June, 2021

At least 99 unaccounted for and one dead in Miami apartment collapse
# Miami
# Miami

At least 99 unaccounted for and one dead in Miami apartment collapse

Jun 24th 2021, 8:42 PM 26,350 Views 2 Comments

Rescuers are still combing the rubble for victims.

# joe-biden - Saturday 19 June, 2021

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion
# Abortion Views
# Abortion Views

US Catholic bishops advance effort that could deny Biden holy communion

Jun 19th 2021, 10:11 AM 68,341 Views 123 Comments

Biden supports the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to an abortion.

# joe-biden - Friday 18 June, 2021

Biden signs bill to mark the end of slavery in US with a public holiday
# Juneteenth
# Juneteenth

Biden signs bill to mark the end of slavery in US with a public holiday

Jun 18th 2021, 9:15 AM 20,065 Views 48 Comments

It is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr Day was created in 1983.

# joe-biden - Thursday 17 June, 2021

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, safeguarding health care for millions
# Obamacare
# Obamacare

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare, safeguarding health care for millions

Jun 17th 2021, 7:49 PM 10,915 Views 17 Comments

US President Joe Biden called the ruling ‘a big win for the American people’.

# joe-biden - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries
# Cold Peace
# Cold Peace

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 8:20 PM 15,947 Views 12 Comments

Tense relations between the US and Russia led ambassadors to return home earlier this year.

# joe-biden - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

New York lifts last of restrictions early as more than 70% of adult vaccinated
# New York
# New York

New York lifts last of restrictions early as more than 70% of adult vaccinated

Jun 15th 2021, 9:05 PM 20,527 Views 34 Comments

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promised fireworks across the state tonight in celebration of the progress.

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows
# EU US Relations
# EU US Relations

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows

Jun 15th 2021, 7:43 AM 11,020 Views 1 Comment

Biden will stop over at EU headquarters en route to a NATO summit and meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

# joe-biden - Monday 14 June, 2021

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan
# Global Affairs
# Global Affairs

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan

Jun 14th 2021, 12:20 PM 3,864 Views 3 Comments

Joe Biden is seeking to restore trust at the first summit post-Trump.

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row
# Protocol
# Protocol

Biden gives ‘candid’ message to Johnson on Northern Ireland Brexit row

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 8:41 AM 38,333 Views 24 Comments
  • The US President told the UK Prime Minister he must protect the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said a further grace period for the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “very problematic”
  • The DUP's new leader Edwin Poots sent a copy of the Good Friday Agreement to French President Emmanuel Macron
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