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# washington - Tuesday 29 June, 2021

Record breaking temperatures scorch US Pacific northwest for second consecutive day
# Sweltering
# Sweltering

Record breaking temperatures scorch US Pacific northwest for second consecutive day

Jun 29th 2021, 9:15 AM 21,755 Views 22 Comments

The temperatures were unheard of in a region better known for rain.

# washington - Thursday 10 June, 2021

El Chapo’s wife pleads guilty to drugs charges
# Washington
# Washington

El Chapo’s wife pleads guilty to drugs charges

Jun 10th 2021, 8:30 PM 33,197 Views 0 Comments

Emma Coronel Aispuro admitted conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine for several years.

# washington - Friday 2 April, 2021

Police officer dies after man drove a car into barricade at US Capitol in Washington DC
# Washington
# Washington

Police officer dies after man drove a car into barricade at US Capitol in Washington DC

Updated Apr 2nd 2021, 8:12 PM 48,962 Views 48 Comments

Authorities say that attack did not appear to be terrorism.

# washington - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Security restrictions around US Capitol to be largely scaled back
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

Security restrictions around US Capitol to be largely scaled back

Mar 16th 2021, 7:50 AM 5,805 Views 6 Comments

Fencing and National Guard members have been used to protect the building since the 6 January riots.

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises
# North Korea
# North Korea

Kim Jong Un’s sister criticises US and South Korea for holding military exercises

Mar 16th 2021, 7:09 AM 15,820 Views 28 Comments

Kim Yo Jong warned Washington against further provocations if it wants a ‘good night’s sleep for the next four years’.

# washington - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members

Mar 11th 2021, 11:48 AM 10,865 Views 11 Comments

Simon Coveney and EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus.

# washington - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

US congressman sues Donald Trump under Ku Klux Klan Act over role in deadly riot at US Capitol
# Capitol Riot
# Capitol Riot

US congressman sues Donald Trump under Ku Klux Klan Act over role in deadly riot at US Capitol

Feb 16th 2021, 6:51 PM 31,610 Views 17 Comments

It is the first case in an expected wave of litigation over the 6 January riot.

# washington - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

Verdict: Trump acquitted as just seven Republicans side with Democrats in Senate vote

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 10:01 PM 140,240 Views 250 Comments

The former US president was accused of inciting the deadly riot at the US Capitol last month.

# washington - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Should he stay or should he go? Micheál Martin and the trip to the White House
# Start Spreading The News
# Start Spreading The News

Should he stay or should he go? Micheál Martin and the trip to the White House

Feb 4th 2021, 8:16 PM 50,088 Views 145 Comments

The official line is that nothing has been decided yet.

# washington - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Republican group proposes alternative Covid-19 relief plan to Biden
# Washington
# Washington

Republican group proposes alternative Covid-19 relief plan to Biden

Jan 31st 2021, 6:45 PM 22,588 Views 25 Comments

The Republican senators are suggesting that their plan would give Biden the bipartisan support he wants.

# washington - Friday 29 January, 2021

Poll: Should the Taoiseach visit Washington for St Patrick's Day?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Taoiseach visit Washington for St Patrick's Day?

Jan 29th 2021, 9:40 AM 206,559 Views 255 Comments

Micheál Martin has so far signalled his plan to proceed with the visit.

Stormont leaders won't visit Washington for St Patrick’s Day - but the Taoiseach still intends to go
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Stormont leaders won't visit Washington for St Patrick’s Day - but the Taoiseach still intends to go

Jan 29th 2021, 8:03 AM 39,904 Views 135 Comments

The Executive Office has confirmed that the annual visit would not proceed this year, amid ongoing public health concerns.

# washington - 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.

# washington - 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”.

# washington - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence
# Washington
# Washington

Fresh calls for Trump to resign after Capitol violence

Jan 10th 2021, 7:25 PM 50,979 Views 123 Comments

Some members of Trump’s own party have called for him to resign over the violent incursion into the US Capitol.

# washington - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

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 50,991 Views 74 Comments

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

# washington - 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 11,970 Views 19 Comments

We talk to the Washington Correspondent about the past year.

# washington - Friday 27 November, 2020

Watson throws for four touchdowns as Texans brush aside Lions on Thanksgiving
# Wrap
From The42
# Wrap

Watson throws for four touchdowns as Texans brush aside Lions on Thanksgiving

Nov 27th 2020, 8:05 AM 2,823 Views 0 Comments

In the other NFL matchup, Washington moved into first place in the NFC East after beating Dallas.

# washington - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House
# Tensions Brewing
# Tensions Brewing

'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House

Nov 4th 2020, 7:04 AM 11,414 Views 4 Comments

Scattered protests also took place from Seattle to New York City, but across the US there were no signs of widespread unrest.

# washington - Monday 28 September, 2020

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says
# Mick Mulvaney
# Mick Mulvaney

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says

Updated Sep 28th 2020, 5:26 PM 35,766 Views 18 Comments

Mulvaney, the former Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, took up the role of Special Envoy in March.

# washington - Friday 28 August, 2020

Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed
# Wisconsin
# Wisconsin

Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed

Aug 28th 2020, 10:28 PM 58,268 Views 137 Comments

Jacob Blake cannot move from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back.

# washington - Sunday 5 July, 2020

One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle
# Washington
# Washington

One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle

Jul 5th 2020, 5:58 PM 32,073 Views 47 Comments

Footage of the incident was shared online.

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values
# Fourth July
# Fourth July

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Jul 5th 2020, 7:28 AM 30,713 Views 92 Comments

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

# washington - Friday 5 June, 2020

Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Street section near White House renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza

Jun 5th 2020, 9:58 PM 26,800 Views 124 Comments

Washington DC’s mayor Muriel Bowser announced the change.

# washington - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US
# Washington
# Washington

Trump signs off on $2.2 trillion rescue package as Covid-19 cases reach over 100,000 in the US

Mar 28th 2020, 8:19 AM 18,172 Views 67 Comments

Trump’s signature brings an end to a dramatic, weeklong legislative saga on Capitol Hill.

# washington - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Varadkar to raise issue of undocumented Irish in US during meeting with Trump
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Varadkar to raise issue of undocumented Irish in US during meeting with Trump

Mar 11th 2020, 6:56 AM 10,015 Views 39 Comments

Varadkar will commence his US St Patrick’s Day trip in Washington DC.

# washington - Friday 6 December, 2019

'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden lashes out at Iowa voter who raises son's business activities
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

'You're a damn liar, man': Joe Biden lashes out at Iowa voter who raises son's business activities

Dec 6th 2019, 8:00 AM 33,752 Views 52 Comments

Biden also invited the man to do “push-ups” and “take an IQ test” to show that he wasn’t too old to run as US President.

# washington - Friday 11 October, 2019

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington
# Fire Drill Fridays
# Fire Drill Fridays

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington

Oct 11th 2019, 8:40 PM 21,742 Views 39 Comments

The 81-year-old was arrested alongside 16 other protesters.

# washington - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU
# Trade Mission
# Trade Mission

Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:15 AM 8,683 Views 30 Comments

Hogan told RTÉ in recent weeks that he aimed “to get Mr Trump to see the error of his ways” on trade.

# washington - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Plaque commemorating 1916 Rising unveiled at Washington Monument in the US
# Washington
# Washington

Plaque commemorating 1916 Rising unveiled at Washington Monument in the US

Sep 19th 2019, 9:04 AM 13,715 Views 11 Comments

The plaque was a gift from President Michael D Higgins on behalf of the people of Ireland.

# washington - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

A man has set himself on fire on the grounds of the White House
# Washington
# Washington

A man has set himself on fire on the grounds of the White House

May 29th 2019, 6:33 PM 38,087 Views 43 Comments

Members of the Secret Service tried to assist the man.

# washington - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington
# Recomposition
# Recomposition

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

May 22nd 2019, 6:56 AM 22,980 Views 27 Comments

The bill was signed in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations.

# washington - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade

Updated Mar 16th 2019, 5:33 PM 74,293 Views 18 Comments

Government officials were left surprised at McGregor’s appearance at the parade.

# washington - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 13th 2019, 5:17 PM 37,807 Views 77 Comments

The US vice president has been criticised for his views and his legislative record on LGBT people.

# washington - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to
# Washington
# Washington

Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to

Feb 5th 2019, 5:04 PM 11,895 Views 21 Comments

He’ll be meeting with Mike Pompeo, along with launching a new government strategy for the US and Canada.

# washington - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Trump says students accused of mocking Native American 'unfairly treated'
# Smeared
# Smeared

Trump says students accused of mocking Native American 'unfairly treated'

Jan 22nd 2019, 7:06 AM 40,198 Views 143 Comments

The US President tweeted at a Fox News host and said new footage showed that “media was wrong”.

# washington - Monday 21 January, 2019

Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation
# Viral Video
# Viral Video

Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation

Jan 21st 2019, 8:25 AM 85,880 Views 155 Comments

Footage of Nick Sandmann at the protest on Friday in Washington has gone viral.

# washington - Sunday 20 January, 2019

US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator
# Washington
# Washington

US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator

Jan 20th 2019, 1:12 PM 23,987 Views 90 Comments

“I heard them saying, ‘Build that wall, build that wall.’ We’re not supposed to have walls here, we never did.”

# washington - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Trump says shutdown could last 'years' as he threatens to declare national emergency
# Washington
# Washington

Trump says shutdown could last 'years' as he threatens to declare national emergency

Jan 5th 2019, 7:27 AM 25,790 Views 44 Comments

The US president says he could bypass Congress for border wall funding.

# washington - Thursday 3 January, 2019

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator
# Deadline Passes
# Deadline Passes

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator

Jan 3rd 2019, 10:08 AM 40,609 Views 42 Comments

The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate.

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