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Some Irish soldiers 'refused entry to US after peacekeeping duties'
A report by
Niall O'Connor
The issue has been raised with the US authorities by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Trump says his Florida home has been 'raided' by the FBI
The FBI declined to comment on whether the search was happening or what it might be for.
US declares public health emergency over monkeypox outbreak
The White House said it has made more than 1.1 million doses of vaccine available.
Four US police officers charged over death of Breonna Taylor
Ms Taylor was killed during a botched raid on her home two years ago.
Joe Biden comes out of isolation after two negative Covid-19 tests
The US president is fever-free, according to his physician.
US politician attends son’s same-sex wedding days after voting no to gay marriage
In 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage and legalized it in all fifty states
Biden says he is ‘feeling better every day’ after contracting Covid
The 79-year-old president said his voice is still raspy and he still has nasal congestion, but he is ‘on my way to fully recovered, God willing’.
Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19
The US president is experiencing ‘very mild symptoms’, the White House said today.
Three murdered in Indiana shooting before civilian killed gunman
‘We are sickened by yet another type of incident like this in our country,’ assistant chief of police Chris Bailey said.
Biden likens Palestinians to Irish Catholics on trip to Middle East
He was speaking at East Jerusalem Hospital.
Donald Trump ‘attempted to contact US Capitol riots witness’
Liz Cheney, the vice chair of the committee investigating the January 6th riots, said that the Justice Department has been notified.
US and China discuss 'severe' economic challenges surrounding supply chains
The world’s two biggest economies are also grappling with Covid-affected supply chains.
Israel to examine bullet that killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh with US experts
The Palestinian-American journalist was killed while covering a raid by the Israel Defense Forces.
What we've learned from the January 6th hearings – and what happens now
A House select committee is delivering the findings of a year-long investigation over a number of hearings.
The Explainer: What Roe v Wade being overturned could mean for other US laws
The landmark decision means Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion.
Trial of US basketball star Brittney Griner opens in Russia
The two-time Olympic gold medallist is facing up to 10 years in prison for large-scale transportation of drugs.
'Kids in schools will be safer': US senate advances new gun control bill
The Safer Communities Act is due to be rubber stamped today.
Two people shot dead at Alabama church
The shooting took place as the church was holding a potluck dinner.
US senators announce limited deal on gun violence measures
Recent mass shootings have renewed calls for stricter gun control.
USA hold dominant lead to close in on third Curtis Cup in-a-row
The event will be decided after eight single matches on Sunday.
Two-year-old boy accidentally shoots and kills father in Florida
Such tragedies are not uncommon in the United States.
Chaotic shooting incident in Tennessee leaves three dead
The wounded included at least one juvenile, police said.
Three killed, 11 wounded in Philadelphia shooting, say police
Multiple shooters opened fire on a popular street in the city.
Police chief not told of children's calls during Uvalde shooting: state senator
The 911 calls ‘were not being communicated to the so-called incident commander’, Senator Roland Gutierrez told a news conference
Harvey Weinstein’s rape conviction upheld by appeal court in US
Weinstein was convicted in New York in February 2020.
Four killed in shooting at Oklahoma hospital building
The unidentified gunman was also dead, police said.
Buffalo supermarket shooter charged with 10 murder counts and domestic terrorism
Other charges filed by the grand jury include attempted murder and weapons possession.
Biden arrives at Uvalde to meet relatives of school shooting victims
Harrowing accounts emerged of the ordeal faced by survivors of Tuesday’s attack on an elementary school.
Irish lecturer in US: 'The shadow of campus shootings has loomed large in our lives for years'
Caoimhín De Barra says threats to safety on campus are always on your mind when you work as a teacher in the US.
Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in the US
Abortion providers have said they will stop performing the procedure as soon as the bill is signed.
US flight brings tonnes of needed baby formula from Germany
Scarcity of medical-grade baby formula caused by production problems and supply-chain issues has created grave problems for thousands of American parents.
'Historic’ equal pay deal for US men and women soccer teams
Confirmation of the move comes after years of pressure from female players.
Can rugby finally crack the US by bringing the World Cup there in 2031?
The Americans plan to use NFL stadiums and sell more than 3 million tickets.
Students blast travel company USIT over lengthy delays to J1 applications
Many of the company’s customers are still waiting for their visas, with their flight dates just weeks away.
Many students going on a J1 with travel company USIT are still waiting to receive their visa, with their flight dates just weeks away, reports Emer Moreau
They're unsure when they'll be able to travel to the US, and therefore can't secure accommodation or tell their employers when they can start working
Students pay USIT up to €1,100 to organise their trip, including setting up mandatory interviews at the US Embassy in Dublin and liaising with US-based companies who sponsor those on the J1 scheme
Alabama inmate captured after escape as the ex-jail officer accused of aiding him dies
The two fugitives were caught following a manhunt through three states.
Ukraine battles to hold eastern bastions as US First Lady Jill Biden visits
Biden met her Ukrainian counterpart Olena Zelenska at a school being used as a shelter for displaced civilians.
US basketball star being wrongfully detained in Russia, say US officials
Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February.
Derek Chauvin appeals against murder conviction over George Floyd killing
Mr Floyd died on 25 May, 2020, after Chauvin pinned the black man to the ground with his knee on his neck.
Kildare golfer selected for Curtis Cup squad in Pennsylvania
Lauren Walsh has been included on the Great Britain and Ireland team.
Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy gets John F Kennedy award for defending democracy
The award is named after Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles In Courage.