Trump presidency

Donald Trump has laid out his plans for renegotiating a trade deal with Mexico and Canada

Ex-Trump advisor Michael Flynn 'warned not to take foreign payments'

US president Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities, newly released documents show.

Donald Trump 'has no intention' of releasing his tax returns

Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin said, asserting that Americans already have "plenty of information" about their president's financial matters.

Donald Trump team softens war talk but vows other pressure on North Korea

The Trump administration has said it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action.

Trump retreats on wall funding

The threat of a US government shutdown this weekend has appeared to recede after President Trump backed away from a demand Congress include funding for his planned border wall with Mexico in a spending bill.

Trump’s military action creating more tension than it relieves

In its first 100 days, the Trump White House has done better than many expected in handling some crises and the strategic signals it projects to the world, says Peter Apps

White House hails ‘biggest tax cut’ in US history

The White House made its opening bid for what officials called the “biggest tax cut” in US history — with cuts that would benefit businesses, the middle class and certain high-earning individuals — but left unanswered questions about whether the plan would be paid for, or how.

Limited relief for Ireland in Trump's tax plan

There was no disguising the double whammy that the unexpected US election result meant for Ireland’s prosperity.

New York plans to release Donald Trump tax returns

New York would release the state tax returns for Donald Trump and other New Yorkers holding high office under state legislation crafted by Democrats.

LATEST: Donald Trump plans to cut corporate tax rate to 15% 'this year'

LATEST: US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has said that he hopes to get the legislation required to introduce these changes passed "this year".

Donald Trump planning 'the biggest tax cut in US history'

President Donald Trump's tax plan will amount to "the biggest tax cut" and the "largest tax reform" in US history, according to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

How does the ’action plan’ compare with the first 100 day reality for Donald Trump?

US President Donald Trump promised to start work on a host of major reforms "immediately" upon taking office as US president.

Judge blocks Donald Trump order to hold back 'sanctuary city' funding

A federal judge has blocked any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with US immigration officials.

Donald Trump insists US will start building Mexican border wall 'soon'

Donald Trump has insisted his promised wall along the American border with Mexico will be built by the end of his first term in office.

Former Trump aide Michael Flynn 'may have broken law' over Russian payments

US president Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to break US law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organisations after a trip there in 2015, congressional committee leaders have said.

Trump condemns holocaust deniers as 'accompices of evil'

US president Donald Trump has condemned those who deny the Holocaust and pledged to confront anti-Semitism.

Ivanka Trump heads to Berlin for women's conference

Ivanka Trump is travelling to a conference in Berlin today, an attention-getting first international outing aimed at building support for investment in women's economic empowerment programmes.

Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in phone call with Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for restraint when dealing with North Korea during a telephone call with President Donald Trump, Chinese state media has reported amid speculation that Pyongyang could soon carry out a sixth nuclear test.

Donald Trump on first 100 days: It's a different kind of presidency

President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions for almost 100 days.

Crowds expected at Earth Day events

Hundred of events will be taking place across Ireland today to mark Earth Day today.

Donald Trump seeks changes to Barack Obama's tax and stock market rules

The Trump administration has embarked on new efforts to study and possibly dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former president Barack Obama.

IMF issues Donald Trump tax alert

The IMF has warned that President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts and rollback of financial regulations could spark a new round of financial risk-taking of the type that preceded the last crisis in 2008.

China says Ivanka Trump trademark requests handled properly

China has defended its handling of trademark applications from President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka and her company, saying that all such requests are handled fairly.

US action on high-skill visas could hit Irish graduates

US president Donald Trump’s latest executive order, clamping down on the abuse of highly-skilled worker visas, could impact Irish graduates in the future.

Forget tax, Trump’s threat to Ireland is his erratic policies

President Donald Trump’s election caused quite a few jitters in Irish industrial policy circles.

Donald Trump letting Steve Bannon know who is boss

The US president has publicly criticised his chief strategist, but it is the latter’s feud with Trump’s son-in-law that may push him out of the inner circle, says Shannon Pettypiece

President Donald Trump is now a real threat to world peace

Hollywood’s back catalogue has too many films about how power can push people to the edge of sanity or even beyond. 

The US equity market is overpriced and ripe for correction

Investors have had a strong start to 2017 as global markets moved higher during the first quarter, buoyed by expectations of global reflation and fiscal stimulus that has propelled equity markets higher since the US election last November.

CNN had a problem... President Donald Trump helped solve it

Here’s a look inside the strange symbiosis between TV boss Jeff Zucker and the US president he helped create, with Jonathan Mahler.

US declines to brand China a currency manipulator

The United States has declined to label China a currency manipulator despite President Donald Trump's insistent pledge during the election campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office.

Footage released of 'mother of all bombs' that left 36 Islamic State militants dead

An attack on a tunnel complex in Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military left 36 Islamic State militants dead and no civilian casualties.

Donald Trump ‘will be a great friend to Ireland’

US president Donald Trump loves Ireland and “will be a great friend to this country”.

No end in sight for Assad’s brutal regime

America’s limited intervention won’t change the course of the Syrian war or temper Bashar al-Assad’s scorched earth policy against rebels and civilians, writes Mohamad Bazzi.

Two dozen arrested during protest inside Trump Tower

About two dozen people have been arrested inside Trump Tower in New York after staging a protest against US President Donald Trump's immigration policies, police said.

Donald Trump warns 'problem' of North Korea 'will be taken care of'

US President Donald Trump has issued a fresh warning to North Korea, calling it a "problem" country that "will be taken care of".

Donald Trump to hold talks with Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni

US President Donald Trump will welcome Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni to the White House next week.

No positive shift yet on Russian-US ties, says Kremlin, as Trump tweets 'things will be fine'

President Vladimir Putin's meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has not produced any positive shift yet in Russia-US relations, the Kremlin says.

US relations with Russia 'may be at an all-time low' says Donald Trump

US relations with Russia "may be at an all-time low" said Donald Trump as he moved ever further away from his campaign promises to establish better ties with Moscow.

Trump told China's President about Syria strike over 'beautiful chocolate cake'

Donald Trump has described how he boasted about ordering a missile strike in Syria to the Chinese President while eating "the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake".

FBI 'gained court order to monitor Trump advisor page over Russia links'

The FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to monitor the communications of Carter Page, an adviser to Donald Trump, because the government suspected he was acting as a Russian agent, a report claims.

Sean Spicer apologises for Holocaust comments 'blunder'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has apologised for making an "insensitive" reference to the Holocaust in comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons.

Sean Spicer said Hitler didn't use chemical weapons - here's what you need to know

The White House press secretary was attempting to discuss the horror of the chemical weapons attack last week in Syria.

Donald Trump predicts new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will be 'one of the truly great justices'

US President Donald Trump has praised new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch during a White House swearing-in ceremony as a jurist who will rule "not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading of the law".

Ireland’s growing US trade surplus under scrutiny

Despite a conciliatory meeting over the week end in Mar-a-Lago with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, US president Donald Trump will still relish an opportunity to chop down on imports from China and any other country with which there is trade imbalances, as he pursues his major campaign promise to tackle the $500bn (€472bn) trade deficit and bring back jobs to US soil.

Donald Trump’s people and policies have ferociously divided communities

Trying to prove a point to someone who deals in ‘alternative facts’ is like trying to knit an Aran sweater out of overcooked spaghetti, writes Terry Prone.

Strike one to Donald Trump, but it’s still a very risky game

While the US missile assault on Syria will make Putin and Assad pause for thought, one of the consequences of the attack may be a boost for Islamic State, writes Leonid Bershidsky.

Why the Trump-Russia investigation may continue for years

It took investigators two years to break Watergate, and six years to uncover Iran-Contra, writes Tim Weiner. There is no guarantee the probe into Russia and the 2016 election will move any quicker

Donald Trump losing professional regard of the people who matter

Any US president’s influence is based on his reputation among Congress, bureaucrats, and other elites, and the White House incumbent has rapidly damaged his, says Jonathan Bernstein.

Scariest presidency in history will be, fingers crossed, the shortest

Donald Trump is just about 10 weeks in office, and already a major newspaper has effectively announced that he must be removed, writes Fergus Finlay

It’s not enough simply to oppose Donald Trump’s environmental policies

Business leaders need to show Trump they are not cheerleaders for global warming but determined champions of an environmentalism, writes Mark Malloch

Melania Trump’s popularity rises but she needs some media savvy

Professional communications advice would help the first lady avoid embarrassing mistakes, argues PR expert Kara Alaimo