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# Washington DC

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Northern Ireland
McDonald says DUP would be 'foolish' not to return to Stormont for Biden visit
The Sinn Féin leader said she was hopeful the DUP would ‘do the right thing’ and agree to the terms of the Windsor Framework.
This month
March 2023
# feeling green
Taoiseach thanks VP Kamala Harris for LGBT advocacy during St. Patrick's Day breakfast in DC
The meeting and ceremony will round out several days of diplomacy and celebrations in the US and beyond for St Patrick’s week.
AS IT HAPPENED: St Patrick's Day festivities take place at home and abroad
St Patrick's Day state visits: How a bowl of shamrocks turned into a global soft power mission
# patrick's day
St Patrick's Day state visits: How a bowl of shamrocks turned into a global soft power mission
Ireland has leveraged its patron saint into the most important day of its diplomatic calendar.
# Washington DC
Taoiseach apologises for 'ill-judged' intern comment at Washington Ireland event
Varadkar recalled his time as an intern in Washington in the last year of Bill Clinton’s Presidency.
# Washington DC
Joe Kennedy says he stands in solidarity with detective Caldwell and his family
Kennedy is the grandson of former US senator and attorney general Robert Kennedy.
# Immigration
UK immigration policy will impact Ireland, says Taoiseach
Speaking to reporters in Washington DC today, Varadkar said he will be speaking to the British government about the issue.
# Washington DC
'The banks can't have it both ways': Varadkar says interest rates on savings should increase
The ECB increased its interest rates by 0.5% today.
# ireland funds dinner
Taoiseach recalls last trip to DC when he told an Irish nation it was going into lockdown
This year’s Ireland Funds dinner went off without a hitch this year.
'Still more work to do' in addressing Windsor Framework concerns, Donaldson says
The DUP leader said the Brexit deal “does not deal with some of the fundamental problems” created by the Northern Ireland Protocol.
# Washington DC
Taoiseach says we've yet to turn the corner on the housing crisis, rules out reopening budget
Micheál Martin says a corner has been turned on housing.
# Washington DC
Varadkar: 'We'll roll out the red carpet for Joe Biden's visit to Ireland next month'
Taoiseach to attend $1,000 per plate gala dinner this evening.
# St Patrick's trips
Here's what Leo Varadkar, Micheál Martin and Mary Lou McDonald will be up to in the US next week
Leo Varadkar will meet the US president in the White House on Friday.
Last month
February 2023
# Washington DC
Tánaiste: Ireland needs to change military culture to attract recruits to Defence Forces
Micheál Martin was in Washington for meeting with US politicians and for briefings at the White House.
# Intelligence
US Secretary of State postpones trip to China after alleged 'spy balloon' discovered
A statement from its Foreign Minister said the airship has limited steering capability and ‘deviated far from its planned course’ due to wind.
Last year
# Ransomware
National cyber security centre join forces with international teams to fight ransomware hackers
The meeting in the White House in Washington DC was attended by the States cyber security officials.
# Washington DC
Investigators demand Trump testifies about US Capitol Hill riot
Lawmakers say the former president was the “central cause” of a coordinated effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
# Washington DC
Man shoots himself after driving car into barrier near US Capitol
The man also fired several shots into the air with police saying nobody else was injured during the incident.
# Gun violence
Thousands march on Washington DC to demand changes to US gun laws
The call for changes to the law in America follow recent massacres in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York state.
# Mark Zuckerberg
Washington sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach
The lawsuit maintains he was aware of the potential dangers of sharing Facebook users’ data.
# Capitol Hill
Ivanka Trump gives evidence to Congress panel investigating 6 January attack
Ivanka Trump is one of more than 800 witnesses the committee has interviewed as it works to compile a record of the attack.
# Washington DC
Most 'Irish' president since JFK: Biden in the White House 'enormously helpful' to Ireland
US ‘has skin in the game’ when it comes to maintaining peace in NI, says Congressman Brendan Boyle.
# Washington DC
Taoiseach wants more 'legal channels' to allow people travel between the US and Ireland
He said work is continuing on getting more visas for Irish people.
# Washington DC
Irish dancing, stout and a poem by Bono: US St Patrick's Day carries on without 'unlucky Taoiseach'
Micheál Martin’s long-awaited trip to the White House was scuppered after he contracted Covid.
# Bad luck
Taoiseach: 'I'm disappointed personally, but it's not the end of the world'
Micheál Martin must remain in the US for a number of days under public health advice.
Taoiseach and Biden to hold virtual meeting after Martin tests positive for Covid-19
The opening remarks between the US President and Taoiseach will be streamed online.
# White House
Taoiseach tests positive for Covid-19 while in Washington for St Patrick's events
Micheál Martin received a negative antigen test result but later tested positive on a PCR.
# rising inflation
Taoiseach can't rule out Ireland slipping into recession, calls for greater EU flexibility on VAT
‘No one can be certain about what will happen over the course of 2022,’ the Taoiseach said.
# Washington DC
Taoiseach to get leadership award at event attended by US President Joe Biden tonight
Taoiseach says it will be a ‘very pleasant’ meeting between ‘one Irishman and another Irishman’.
# Arrest
US police arrest man suspected of stalking and killing homeless people
At least two people have been killed and three others were injured in less than two weeks.
# Washington DC
Taoiseach to meet US President at Ireland Funds dinner the day before White House meeting
Last year, due to Covid-19, the Taoiseach held virtual meetings with US President Joe Biden.
All time
# Capitol Riots
Washington DC sues extremist groups over 6 January attack on US Capitol
That 6 January attack saw hundreds of Trump supporters storm the seat of the US legislature.
# Stateside
Coveney to discuss Northern Ireland and Brexit issues as he meets Pelosi in Washington
Irish politicians in the US have rubbished claims by a UK minister that Joe Biden doesn’t understand Brexit.
# Washington DC
Proud Boys leader who burned Black Lives Matter banner sentenced to five months in jail
Enrique Tarrio told the court he was “profusely” sorry for his actions.
# Washington DC
Man threatening to detonate bomb near US Capitol surrenders
Several buildings were evacuated as police negotiated with a man in a pickup truck threatening to detonate explosives near the site.
# Guilty
Man pleads guilty to assaulting officer during US Capitol riot
The Justice Department has said that rioters assaulted approximately 140 police officers.
# Washington DC
'Multiple' injuries at Pentagon subway shooting that sees building locked down
Subway services were temporarily suspended and buses headed to the station were diverted to other stops.
# Washington DC
Three people shot outside US baseball stadium as fans rush for the exits
Police told reporters that this was not an active shooter situation and the incident took place outside the stadium.
# Washington DC
Judge dismisses most claims over clearing of protesters from in front of White House
Claims against two law enforcement agencies, however, have been allowed to proceed.
# black lives matter
Probe says Washington DC protest was not broken up because of Trump photo-op
Park Police officials had already planned to clear the area for fencing installation, the investigation found.
# Stars and Stripes
Biden administration backs bill to make Washington DC the 51st state
The administration said the people of Washington DC deserve full representation in the US Congress.