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#Joe Biden

# joe-biden - Friday 22 January, 2021

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Joe Biden seeks to pass $1.9 trillion relief plan amid warning about 600,000 Covid-19 deaths

Jan 22nd 2021, 10:29 PM 19,577 Views 58 Comments

The president called for the passage of his ‘American Rescue Plan’ through Congress.

Republican Senate leader wants Donald Trump’s impeachment trial delayed
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Republican Senate leader wants Donald Trump’s impeachment trial delayed

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:00 AM 23,372 Views 34 Comments

Ahead of an insurrection on 6 January, Trump told thousands of his supporters to “fight like hell” against the election results.

# joe-biden - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office
# First Day
# First Day

Biden unveils sweeping Covid-19 plan in first full day in office

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 9:47 PM 39,373 Views 47 Comments
  • The US is the world's hardest-hit country with more than 405,000 Covid-19 deaths.
  • The Biden administration is seeking $1.9 trillion from Congress for its Covid-19 plans.
RTÉ received 27 formal complaints after contributor to US inauguration coverage called Joe Biden a 'criminal'
# Complaints
# Complaints

RTÉ received 27 formal complaints after contributor to US inauguration coverage called Joe Biden a 'criminal'

Jan 21st 2021, 7:01 PM 79,049 Views 47 Comments

The broadcaster also received over 90 emails and a number of phone calls with “negative feedback” over the broadcast.

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill
# Busted Loose
# Busted Loose

Biden redecorates the Oval Office with a return of the blue rug and no sign of Winston Churchill

Updated Jan 21st 2021, 4:31 PM 115,121 Views 64 Comments

It includes busts of Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 deaths in US top WWII fatalities as Biden warns worst is yet to come

Jan 21st 2021, 6:58 AM 18,531 Views 40 Comments

405,400 people have died from the disease, more than the 405,399 total US combat and non-combat deaths in WWII.

# joe-biden - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

US President Joe Biden signs raft of executive orders to reverse Trump decisions, including Paris climate deal
# Getting To Work
# Getting To Work

US President Joe Biden signs raft of executive orders to reverse Trump decisions, including Paris climate deal

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 10:48 PM 59,632 Views 85 Comments

Joe Biden stepped into the White House for the first time as president this evening.

RTÉ criticised for inauguration coverage after commentator called Joe Biden a 'criminal'
# False Claims
# False Claims

RTÉ criticised for inauguration coverage after commentator called Joe Biden a 'criminal'

Jan 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 313,064 Views 122 Comments

James Conner of Republicans Overseas previously suggested on air that Antifa was behind the attack on the US Capitol.

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States
Live Jan 20th 2021, 7:50 PM

As it happened: Joe Biden sworn in as 46th President of the United States

Cake and champagne as Biden's Irish ancestral homes celebrate inauguration
# Irish Roots
# Irish Roots

Cake and champagne as Biden's Irish ancestral homes celebrate inauguration

Jan 20th 2021, 7:27 PM 21,467 Views 19 Comments

The president’s heritage traces back to Ballina in Co Mayo and the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth.

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden
# New Beginning
# New Beginning

'A moment of hope': Leaders from Ireland and around the world congratulate Biden

Jan 20th 2021, 6:17 PM 12,368 Views 34 Comments

Joe Biden was sworn in at the inauguration in Washington DC this afternoon.

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech
# Inauguration Day
# Inauguration Day

'Let's start afresh. All of us... We must end this uncivil war': Biden calls for unity in inauguration speech

Jan 20th 2021, 5:22 PM 19,342 Views 72 Comments

“We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again,” US President Joe Biden said this afternoon.

Poll: Will you watch Joe Biden's inauguration as US President?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch Joe Biden's inauguration as US President?

Jan 20th 2021, 9:12 AM 43,603 Views 100 Comments

Donald Trump may not be watching, but will you?

May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

May slams Johnson for abandoning UK’s ‘global moral leadership’

Jan 20th 2021, 8:27 AM 26,069 Views 25 Comments

Former PM hits out at Donald Trump ‘whipping up’ the protesters who stormed the Capitol.

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill
# UN Security Council
# UN Security Council

Opinion: The UN Security Council needs an 'outsider' and Ireland fits that bill

Jan 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 16,519 Views 12 Comments

Andrew Anderson of Front Line Defenders says Ireland can play a pivotal role at the UN Security Council by improving international relations at a difficult time.

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration
# Biden Time
# Biden Time

When does it start? Is it on TV? Will there be music? Everything you need to know about the US inauguration

Jan 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 52,927 Views 18 Comments

Joe Biden will be officially sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States today.

# joe-biden - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

'We did what we came here to do': Trump signs off as US President with farewell address
# Last Day
# Last Day

'We did what we came here to do': Trump signs off as US President with farewell address

Jan 19th 2021, 9:29 PM 85,803 Views 116 Comments

The outgoing president wished success to the new administration in a video posted this evening.

# joe-biden - Monday 18 January, 2021

National Guard troops being vetted amid fears of insider attack at Joe Biden inauguration
# Security Checks
# Security Checks

National Guard troops being vetted amid fears of insider attack at Joe Biden inauguration

Jan 18th 2021, 2:03 PM 15,027 Views 52 Comments

About 25,000 members of the National Guard are streaming into Washington from across the country.

# joe-biden - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President
# White House
# White House

Joe Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on his first day as US President

Jan 17th 2021, 9:31 AM 44,271 Views 45 Comments

Inauguration day is on Wednesday.

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Larry Donnelly: I cannot forgive Trump for imploring his most radicalised followers to storm the Capitol

Jan 17th 2021, 8:30 AM 61,166 Views 86 Comments

Larry Donnelly reflects on the final days of President Donald Trump’s term.

# joe-biden - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department
# Washington
# Washington

Iran deal architect among veterans named for Biden State Department

Jan 16th 2021, 6:33 PM 12,674 Views 6 Comments

Biden said that the State Department nominees “have secured some of the most defining national security and diplomatic achievements in recent memory”.

# joe-biden - Friday 15 January, 2021

Taoiseach says 'virus will dictate' if he can make St Patrick's day trip to White House
# Shamrock Bowl
# Shamrock Bowl

Taoiseach says 'virus will dictate' if he can make St Patrick's day trip to White House

Updated Jan 15th 2021, 3:02 PM 18,085 Views 57 Comments

Micheál Martin says it’s ‘early days’ but that Covid-19 is causing problems for bilateral meetings.

US President-elect Joe Biden unveils $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan
# Relief Package
# Relief Package

US President-elect Joe Biden unveils $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan

Jan 15th 2021, 7:38 AM 26,301 Views 76 Comments

Biden is aiming to have 100 million vaccines administered by his 100th day in office.

# joe-biden - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Green hue to Joe Biden's team grows as Irish-American Samantha Power picked to lead aid agency
# More Power To You
# More Power To You

Green hue to Joe Biden's team grows as Irish-American Samantha Power picked to lead aid agency

Jan 13th 2021, 12:30 PM 42,336 Views 46 Comments

Power served as UN Ambassador in Barack Obama’s administration.

# joe-biden - Monday 11 January, 2021

Joe Biden says vaccines are 'number one priority' as he receives second dose
# Vaccinated
# Vaccinated

Joe Biden says vaccines are 'number one priority' as he receives second dose

Updated Jan 11th 2021, 7:38 PM 16,199 Views 21 Comments

The US president-elect received his second dose today, three weeks after his first.

What we know so far about Joe Biden's Covid-compromised inauguration plans
# I Do Solemnly Swear
# I Do Solemnly Swear

What we know so far about Joe Biden's Covid-compromised inauguration plans

Jan 11th 2021, 7:00 PM 18,611 Views 12 Comments

Biden will take the oath of office next week, but not much else will be the same.

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief
# Spies
# Spies

Biden taps diplomat who helped lead secret talks with Iran as new CIA chief

Jan 11th 2021, 3:53 PM 14,978 Views 5 Comments

William Burns would be the first career diplomat to lead the CIA.

# joe-biden - Friday 8 January, 2021

Irish-speaking Boston mayor nominated as Biden's labour secretary
# Marty Walsh
# Marty Walsh

Irish-speaking Boston mayor nominated as Biden's labour secretary

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 9:14 PM 79,977 Views 69 Comments

Biden says he considered nominating Bernie Sanders for the Cabinet position.

# joe-biden - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win
# Transition
# Transition

Donald Trump pledges 'orderly' transfer of power after confirmation of Joe Biden's election win

Jan 7th 2021, 9:32 AM 59,178 Views 76 Comments

Biden’s win was certified in the early hours of this morning local time.

# joe-biden - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win
# US Politics
# US Politics

Pence under growing pressure from Trump to act against Congress confirming Biden's election win

Jan 6th 2021, 9:44 AM 33,421 Views 49 Comments

Congress is today set to certify Biden’s presidential win.

# joe-biden - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Trump not allowed Scottish golf trip to avoid inauguration, Sturgeon warns
# Biden Inauguration
# Biden Inauguration

Trump not allowed Scottish golf trip to avoid inauguration, Sturgeon warns

Jan 5th 2021, 3:17 PM 153,178 Views 83 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland’s travel ban applies to Donald Trump amid speculation he is planning a golf trip during the inauguration.

Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests
# Washington
# Washington

Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests

Jan 5th 2021, 8:50 AM 50,997 Views 74 Comments

Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property, police said.

# joe-biden - Monday 4 January, 2021

Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia
# US
# US

Donald Trump recorded pressuring official to ‘find’ votes to overturn election result in Georgia

Jan 4th 2021, 7:11 AM 57,173 Views 99 Comments

The conversation is the latest step by Trump to reverse the outcome of the US election.

# joe-biden - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change
# US Election
# US Election

Opinion: The true test of Biden will be his handling of climate change

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:30 AM 10,915 Views 42 Comments

Rory McNab says President-elect Joe Biden’s climate policies are ambitious, but if Georgia doesn’t go in the Democrats’ favour, he could be up against it.

Growing number of Republicans join Trump’s effort to overturn Biden’s election win
# Ted Cruz
# Ted Cruz

Growing number of Republicans join Trump’s effort to overturn Biden’s election win

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:29 AM 53,300 Views 73 Comments

Ted Cruz of Texas announced a coalition of 11 senators who will object to the state tallies during Wednesday’s joint session of Congress

# joe-biden - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Biden criticises Trump administration over pace of Covid-19 vaccine rollout
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Biden criticises Trump administration over pace of Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Dec 30th 2020, 9:27 AM 13,826 Views 3 Comments

Biden said ‘it’s going to take years, not months, to vaccinate the American people’ at the current pace.

# joe-biden - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration
# Election2020
# Election2020

Larry Donnelly: Let's face it, if it weren't for Covid-19, Trump would be planning his inauguration

Dec 27th 2020, 10:00 AM 32,048 Views 79 Comments

Larry Donnelly looks back over the 2020 race for the White House and says the pandemic utterly changed the direction of the election.

# joe-biden - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Joe Biden warns of 'devastating consequences' if Trump continues to delay Covid-19 relief bill
# US
# US

Joe Biden warns of 'devastating consequences' if Trump continues to delay Covid-19 relief bill

Dec 26th 2020, 6:30 PM 31,969 Views 49 Comments

Biden said 10 million Americans could lose unemployment insurance benefits.

# joe-biden - Friday 25 December, 2020

The Irish For: Hope and history rhyme - what will Biden’s inaugural poem be?
# Joe Biden
# Joe Biden

The Irish For: Hope and history rhyme - what will Biden’s inaugural poem be?

Dec 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 15,747 Views 11 Comments

Darach Ó Séaghdha looks to the past and wonders what kind of poetic tones we can expect at the forthcoming Biden inauguration.

# joe-biden - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: RTÉ's Brian O'Donovan on reporting in Trump's America - and what 2021 holds for Biden

Dec 22nd 2020, 8:00 AM 11,986 Views 19 Comments

We talk to the Washington Correspondent about the past year.