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# State of the Union

Last month
November 2023
IRFU undertakes review of World Cup campaign that cost €10 million
IRFU CEO Kevin Potts spoke today as the union announced a deficit of €1m for 2022/23.
This year
EU Chief vows 'agriculture and protection of the natural world can go hand in hand'
Farmers in Ireland this week protested over changes to the nitrate derogation limit which they say will impact their livelihoods.
'Give us time' - IRFU asks for patience with Irish women's rugby
The union is searching for a new Ireland Women’s 15s team head coach.
Larry Donnelly: If Biden's speech is anything to go by, he wants four more years in office
Our columnist looks at the US President’s State of the Union address and asks, what now?
Waterford man thanks Joe Biden for strengthening family's 'resolve' after White House greeting
Maurice Barron’s daughter Ava was left with a tiny chance of survival from cancer, but the disease is now in remission.
Biden claps back to heckles from Republicans during State of the Union address
Mr Biden ignored the bitter divisions between Republicans and Democrats and his own low standing with the public.
Bono will be among guests attending Biden's State of the Union address tonight
The State of the Union is an annual address delivered by the US President to Congress.
Last year
Biden bans Russia from US airspace and calls Putin a 'dictator' in first State of the Union address
The US president highlighted the bravery of Ukrainian defenders and the resolve of a newly reinvigorated Western alliance.
Joe Biden to deliver his first State of the Union address on 1 March
It will mark the latest any president has delivered a State of the Union address.
All time
'A lot of people feel they’re not being listened to': What do NI's unionists want after Brexit?
Not all unionists are opposed to the Protocol – so how will their politics change in the years ahead?
EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says
Ursula von der Leyen this morning delivered her annual State of the European Union address.
Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland
Alexander Conway outlines why we should be listening to Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union address tomorrow.
Trump refuses to shake Pelosi's hand, then she rips up his speech
The US President declared America is “stronger than ever before” in his State of the Union address.
Trump accepts Pelosi invite to deliver State of Union speech on 4 February
The speech will take place in the US House of Representatives.
Donald Trump delays State of the Union speech until government shutdown is over
Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi has effectively blocked Trump from giving his State of the Union address.
Siptu 'expels hundreds of ESB members' for allegedly transferring from another union
550 workers left the electrical union Connect in March of 2017.
State of the Union: 'Trump didn’t go off script. He was measured and sought to be conciliatory'
Last night’s speech showed the serious challenges confronting Republicans and Democrats as they prepare for mid-term elections, writes Larry Donnelly.
Donald Trump heralds 'a new American moment' in his first State of the Union address
Trump said the United States’ immigration policies were the cause of a number of social ills.
Porn star who allegedly had affair with Trump to talk to Kimmel - straight after State of the Union
Trump is set to deliver his first State of the Union address as US President tonight.
Can Trump stick to a script? We'll find out tomorrow
Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address.
'Insulting Muslims diminishes us': Obama uses last State of the Union to take aim at Trump
Obama took on the Republicans for talking up the threat posed by Islamic State.
Obama gave his State of the Union, but this guy in the audience is all anyone can talk about
State of the audience.
Barack Obama's State of the Union address last night was unexpectedly feisty
The President’s speech was an attempt to sell a story of a national economy emerging from the “shadow of crisis”.
"Do that to me again and I'll throw you off this f***ing balcony"
New York congressman Michael Grimm was not a happy bunny last night. Not at all.
Joe Biden completely stole Obama's State of the Union thunder
Smile, though your heart is breaking…
A "year of action": Obama sends warning to Congress, pledges to tackle inequality
In his annual State of the Union address, the US President vowed to narrow the gap between rich and poor and said he would bypass Congress if needed…
'Everything on table' in trade talks between EU and US
A top Washington negotiator says talks about a free trade area between the US and EU will be as broad as possible.
Tánaiste hails Obama commitment to free trade agreement
In his State of the Union address last night, Obama said the US will launch talks on an agreement with the EU.
Videos: Obama pledges to reignite economy, fix immigration, fight gun crime
The US president set out an ambitious agenda for his second term in his fifth State of the Union address in Washington overnight. Watch key excerpts from the speech…
EU must become 'federation of nation states', argues Barroso
The President of the European Commission has outlined his vision in his annual ‘State of the Union’ speech to MEPs.
Borrowing and bombs: The week in quotes
They said what? looks back at the week in words.
Watch: Obama calls for a fairer economy in State of the Union address
The US president called for higher taxes on the wealthy in a speech which has set the tone for his re-election battle in the autumn.
Watch live: Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address
The president is addressing the US Congress for the last time before the autumn election.
Barroso: More integration needed to address 'greatest crisis in EU history'
In his State of the Union address, Jose Manuel Barroso says Europe will need to “move forward with more unification”.
Obama asks new generation to face 'Sputnik moment'
In his annual State of the Union address, Barack Obama warns of the global threat to the United States’ economic power.