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# washington-dc - Thursday 11 February, 2021

White House declines to say if there is a St Patrick's Day invite for the Taoiseach
# Shamrock Bowl
# Shamrock Bowl

White House declines to say if there is a St Patrick's Day invite for the Taoiseach

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 7:29 PM 48,957 Views 201 Comments

The Taoiseach has said he would go if an in-person meeting was planned.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

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 52,861 Views 18 Comments

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

# washington-dc - Friday 15 January, 2021

Five-time Olympic medallist appears in US court over Washington riot
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

Five-time Olympic medallist appears in US court over Washington riot

Jan 15th 2021, 7:02 AM 47,192 Views 0 Comments

Klete Keller competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.

# washington-dc - Friday 8 January, 2021

'We're patriots on the front lines': Details emerge of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol
# Capitol Riots
# Capitol Riots

'We're patriots on the front lines': Details emerge of Trump supporters who stormed the US Capitol

Jan 8th 2021, 9:15 AM 75,296 Views 59 Comments

More than 90 people have been arrested following Wednesday’s protests.

# washington-dc - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Descent into chaos: 38 photos that tell the story of last night's violence and destruction in Washington
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Descent into chaos: 38 photos that tell the story of last night's violence and destruction in Washington

Jan 7th 2021, 1:34 PM 60,636 Views 56 Comments

Here’s how the day unfolded.

US reeling after storming of Capitol: Here are the main points you need to know this morning
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

US reeling after storming of Capitol: Here are the main points you need to know this morning

Jan 7th 2021, 10:06 AM 21,609 Views 30 Comments

Trump supporters occupied the US Capitol building yesterday. Biden’s win has since been certified.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Woman dies after being shot as Trump supporters storm US Capitol building
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Woman dies after being shot as Trump supporters storm US Capitol building

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 11:20 PM 135,564 Views 159 Comments

Police said the victim was a white female shot in the shoulder, according to local reports.

# washington-dc - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Trump supporters set to descend on Washington DC for 'Million MAGA March'
# MAGApalooza
# MAGApalooza

Trump supporters set to descend on Washington DC for 'Million MAGA March'

Nov 14th 2020, 6:30 AM 43,324 Views 119 Comments

Various disparate groups of Trump supporters are planning to attend.

# washington-dc - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Trump evacuated from press conference after man shot by Secret Service outside White House
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Trump evacuated from press conference after man shot by Secret Service outside White House

Aug 11th 2020, 7:02 AM 48,783 Views 35 Comments

The US President later returned to address reporters after the incident yesterday evening.

# washington-dc - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from most European countries - but not Ireland or UK
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from most European countries - but not Ireland or UK

Updated Mar 12th 2020, 8:08 AM 136,796 Views 234 Comments

The Taoseach was forced to leave a gala in Washington DC this evening to be briefed by his officals.

Taoiseach thanks US House Speaker for Brexit position: 'Nancy Pelosi's words matter'
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Taoiseach thanks US House Speaker for Brexit position: 'Nancy Pelosi's words matter'

Mar 12th 2020, 12:57 AM 23,915 Views 57 Comments

Varadkar said her standpoint during a testing time in the Brexit negotiations “was timely, invaluable, and made a huge difference”.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Ireland's Ambassador to the US says 'cool heads and trust in science' is needed to combat coronavirus
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Ireland's Ambassador to the US says 'cool heads and trust in science' is needed to combat coronavirus

Mar 11th 2020, 8:55 PM 21,786 Views 53 Comments

The ambassador was addressing Irish and American businesses in Washington DC today.

Meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media again
# Leo In The Us
# Leo In The Us

Meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media again

Mar 11th 2020, 7:20 AM 19,900 Views 20 Comments

This is the second time the breakfast meeting will be held behind closed doors.

# washington-dc - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

New York's St Patrick's Day parade still set to go ahead despite coronavirus concerns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

New York's St Patrick's Day parade still set to go ahead despite coronavirus concerns

Mar 10th 2020, 6:32 PM 27,764 Views 19 Comments

The Taoiseach cancelled the New York leg of his US trip yesterday.

# washington-dc - Monday 9 March, 2020

Taoiseach cuts St Patrick's Day trip short to deal with evolving coronavirus situation and will not travel to New York
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Taoiseach cuts St Patrick's Day trip short to deal with evolving coronavirus situation and will not travel to New York

Updated Mar 9th 2020, 12:49 PM 48,061 Views 65 Comments

Leo Varadkar will travel to Washington DC as planned to meet President Trump.

# washington-dc - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day

Mar 1st 2020, 11:30 AM 22,659 Views 56 Comments

The party has never had much trouble in drumming up support in the States – though this year’s election result is likely to add to its publicity.

# washington-dc - Friday 20 September, 2019

One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting
# Us Capital
# Us Capital

One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting

Sep 20th 2019, 8:13 AM 31,763 Views 18 Comments

The incident occurred just a few kilometres from the White House.

# washington-dc - Monday 18 March, 2019

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year
# Terror Threat
# Terror Threat

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year

Mar 18th 2019, 8:15 AM 22,044 Views 28 Comments

Varadkar says Ireland is as prepared as any other country for a terror attack.

# washington-dc - Saturday 16 March, 2019

An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention

Mar 16th 2019, 11:30 PM 56,673 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar finished off the final leg of his US trip walking in the Chicago parade and taking a boat trip down the river.

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Mar 16th 2019, 9:30 PM 24,170 Views 60 Comments

Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.

# washington-dc - Friday 15 March, 2019

Leo's meeting with Pence makes global headlines as Taoiseach avoids gaffes in Washington
# No Windfarms
# No Windfarms

Leo's meeting with Pence makes global headlines as Taoiseach avoids gaffes in Washington

Mar 15th 2019, 2:24 PM 75,681 Views 42 Comments

The Taoiseach’s visit to Pence’s house, alongside his long-term partner, dominated coverage yesterday.

New hope for Irish workers who could get access to thousands of US visas
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

New hope for Irish workers who could get access to thousands of US visas

Mar 15th 2019, 1:09 AM 19,858 Views 27 Comments

It is now understood that US President Donald Trump has personally spoken to Senator Cotton about his opposition to the bill.

# washington-dc - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence

Mar 14th 2019, 6:15 AM 42,300 Views 58 Comments

Last year, Mike Pence told the Taoiseach his partner, Matt Barrett, would be welcome in Pence’s home if he decides to attend this year.

Varadkar says in uncertain time of Brexit, 'friends' in the United States are needed 'more than ever'
# Got Your Back
# Got Your Back

Varadkar says in uncertain time of Brexit, 'friends' in the United States are needed 'more than ever'

Mar 14th 2019, 4:33 AM 7,744 Views 20 Comments

All eyes were on Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett, as they attended the Irish Funds dinner in Washington DC last night.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Leo Varadkar says those that wanted Brexit 'have been chasing unicorns for a long time'
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Leo Varadkar says those that wanted Brexit 'have been chasing unicorns for a long time'

Mar 13th 2019, 6:22 PM 15,044 Views 36 Comments

Varadkar said there is a “rich irony” that the UK’s tariff proposals intend to treat Northern Ireland differently to Great Britain.

# washington-dc - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Breakfast meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be open to the media this year
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Breakfast meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be open to the media this year

Mar 12th 2019, 11:42 PM 11,754 Views 30 Comments

US Vice President Mike Pence was criticised for excluding the media from the traditional breakfast meeting with the Taoiseach.

Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump
# White House Visit
# White House Visit

Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump

Mar 12th 2019, 6:00 AM 8,887 Views 45 Comments

Leo Varadkar will also travel to Chicago this year.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Mary Lou to attend White House St Patrick's Day event after getting snubbed last year
# RSVP
# RSVP

Mary Lou to attend White House St Patrick's Day event after getting snubbed last year

Mar 6th 2019, 5:06 PM 23,137 Views 60 Comments

Last year there was some controversy after McDonald was not invited to the White House for the traditional St Patrick’s Day reception.

# washington-dc - Friday 21 December, 2018

US visa bill for Irish graduates set to be casualty of 'mayhem and crisis' in Washington
# Fall At The Final Hurdle
# Fall At The Final Hurdle

US visa bill for Irish graduates set to be casualty of 'mayhem and crisis' in Washington

Dec 21st 2018, 5:11 PM 21,336 Views 38 Comments

It looks like it won’t pass the Senate in time today.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around after cabin fills with smoke
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around after cabin fills with smoke

Oct 17th 2018, 4:05 PM 18,793 Views 16 Comments

Trump was on her way to visit a Philadelphia hospital at the time of the incident.

# washington-dc - Monday 26 March, 2018

NBA coach calls out 'cowardice' of Donald Trump for dodging rally against gun violence
# Criticism
From The42
# Criticism

NBA coach calls out 'cowardice' of Donald Trump for dodging rally against gun violence

Mar 26th 2018, 11:32 PM 5,810 Views 5 Comments

Gregg Popovich has been a long-time critic of the US President.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Leo says Trump is right about one thing - Europe needs to stop relying on the US for its defence
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Leo says Trump is right about one thing - Europe needs to stop relying on the US for its defence

Mar 14th 2018, 12:02 PM 14,410 Views 98 Comments

Varadkar says Europe needs to start looking after its own security.

Leo Varadkar: 'I don't agree with the Catholic Church's policy towards women'
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

Leo Varadkar: 'I don't agree with the Catholic Church's policy towards women'

Mar 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 26,380 Views 122 Comments

Speaking in Washington, the Taoiseach also said he didn’t think it was the State’s role to tell any religion what rules it should make.

# washington-dc - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Taoiseach says no one will gain from a trade war between US and Europe
# Leo In The Usa
# Leo In The Usa

Taoiseach says no one will gain from a trade war between US and Europe

Mar 13th 2018, 8:00 PM 20,608 Views 58 Comments

The Taoiseach told an audience in Washington DC that Ireland is a “global country” at the centre of a “rapidly changing world”.

# washington-dc - Saturday 3 March, 2018

White House on lockdown after shots fired
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

White House on lockdown after shots fired

Mar 3rd 2018, 6:49 PM 48,964 Views 48 Comments

Reports suggest that a man has suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the region of the White House.

# washington-dc - Friday 1 December, 2017

Spice bags have found their way on to the menu at a Washington DC restaurant
# Nice N Spicy
From The Daily Edge
# Nice N Spicy

Spice bags have found their way on to the menu at a Washington DC restaurant

Dec 1st 2017, 3:06 PM 8,171 Views 3 Comments

Soon they’ll be pretending they don’t even know us.

# washington-dc - Monday 30 October, 2017

Trump's former campaign manager indicted while aide pleads guilty to lying on Russia links
# Trouble Ahead
# Trouble Ahead

Trump's former campaign manager indicted while aide pleads guilty to lying on Russia links

Oct 30th 2017, 6:15 PM 43,970 Views 244 Comments

The charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos have been unsealed this afternoon.

# washington-dc - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Man arrested after White House 'bomb scare'
# Secret Service
# Secret Service

Man arrested after White House 'bomb scare'

Mar 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,381 Views 2 Comments

President Donald Trump was away in Florida at the time of the incident last night.

# washington-dc - Friday 17 March, 2017

Trump's 'new friend': What happened at the White House, when Enda came to visit...
# Grip And Grin Time
# Grip And Grin Time

Trump's 'new friend': What happened at the White House, when Enda came to visit...

Mar 17th 2017, 9:33 AM 29,366 Views 43 Comments

TheJournal.ie had a ringside seat for Irish celebrations in the Trump White House.

# washington-dc - Monday 13 March, 2017

Irish roots: Mike Pence and Paul Ryan to entertain the Taoiseach during shamrock trip
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Irish roots: Mike Pence and Paul Ryan to entertain the Taoiseach during shamrock trip

Mar 13th 2017, 6:10 AM 18,169 Views 53 Comments

The Taoiseach is on a whirlwind tour of the east coast of America for St Patrick’s Day.

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