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# washington - Monday 28 September, 2020

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

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

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

# washington - Sunday 5 July, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington

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

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

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

Members of the Secret Service tried to assist the man.

# washington - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

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

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

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

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'

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

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

“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 This post contains videos

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

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

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.

# washington - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Show of unity in divided Washington at state funeral of George HW Bush

An Irish tenor sang at Washington National Cathedral today.

# washington - Friday 23 November, 2018

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Brees throws four touchdown passes as Saints down Falcons to hit 10-game winning streak

Meanwhile, there were also wins for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears.

# washington - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years

He will be interred in the Washington National Cathedral.

# washington - Monday 13 August, 2018

US far-right rally drowned out by hundreds of counter-protesters

An effort was made to avoid a repeat of the chaos of a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia exactly a year ago.

# washington - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'So many people loved him' - family pays tribute to airline employee who stole passenger plane and crashed it Richard Russell This post contains videos

'So many people loved him' - family pays tribute to airline employee who stole passenger plane and crashed it

The man who stole the plane has now been identified as 29-year-old Richard Russell.

# washington - Friday 10 August, 2018

US judge orders deportation plane to 'turn around', threatens Jeff Sessions with contempt of court

The Washington deportation hearing heard that a woman and her daughter had been deported just hours before their case was due to be heard.

# washington - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Group behind far-right Charlottesville rally gets approval for 'white civil rights' march in Washington

The rally is due to take place on the anniversary of the Charlottesville event during which a woman was killed.

# washington - Thursday 10 May, 2018

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Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a move to MLS side DC United

The team based in the US capital are in need of firepower.

# washington - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row

“If you don’t smile they will say he was terrible. He couldn’t take it. If you do smile, they will say what was he smiling about.”

# washington - Sunday 1 April, 2018

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Wall back in business as the Wizards book NBA playoff spot

Elsewhere, the Heat were made to wait to guarantee their post-season plans while the Raptors were beaten by the Celtics.

# washington - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'This march wouldn't be happening if people at my school weren't shot dead'

Hundreds of thousands of people are to take part in gun control rallies across the US today.

# washington - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Taoiseach says one name has been suggested for the next US ambassador to Ireland

The role of ambassador has been vacant for over a year now.

# washington - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Republican Congressman linked to Trump's travel ban to be honoured at Irish-American event

Leo Varadkar said he is comfortable with tonight’s event, stating he doesn’t have to agree 100% with everyone’s views.

Varadkar presents Irish physicist and technology innovator with St Patrick's Day science medals

The medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the US.

'Enough is enough': School students across the US stage walkouts against gun violence

The protests come after 17 people were killed during a school shooting in Florida last month.

# washington - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland

The Tánaiste is to travel to New York and Washington DC following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

# washington - Friday 16 February, 2018

Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'

The 70-year-old will be the heavy favorite for the Utah Senate seat.

# washington - Friday 9 February, 2018

Trump White House admits it could have 'done better' over allegations of domestic abuse against senior aide

Rob Porter left his post as senior aide to Donald Trump on Wednesday after multiple accusations of domestic abuse were made by his two ex-wives.

# washington - Friday 2 February, 2018

Trump set to okay release of explosive memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI

“The president is OK with it,” an official told AFP, in relation to releasing the memo.

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