Trump presidency

As China continues to expand its sphere of influence, Brahma Chellaney looks at the steps the US can take to demonstrate its concerns.

EU reassured about US relations after 'open and frank' talks with Mike Pence

US vice president Mike Pence has reassured European Union officials about the Trump administration's stance towards the EU, according to European Council president Donald Tusk.

Mike Pence hoping to 'deepen' US relationship with EU during Brussels talks

Vice President Mike Pence said today the US intended to "deepen our relationship with the European Union and the European community".

Donald Trump tells baffled Swedes his 'terror' comments referred to US TV show

Donald Trump has explained remarks that suggested Sweden had suffered a terrorist attack by saying they referred to something he saw on television.

Lies shock tolerant US into action - President Trump’s fantasies

BY any standards, US president Donald Trump’s press conference last Thursday was unhinged. 

Trump’s empty adjectives mean we should be very, very worried

Occasionally, Trump loses the run of himself and allows his paired adverbs to breed like rabbits, writes Terry Prone.

Robots, not Mexicans, are threat to Trump

Donald Trump is wrong. These four words can generally apply to anything the angry orange man in the White House opines on but he is especially, egregiously and dangerously wrong on jobs, writes Brian Lucey

Donald Trump steps up search for new national security adviser

President Donald Trump has been stepping up his search for a national security adviser as well as focusing on healthcare in talks with his health and budget chiefs.

Israeli PM declares it is 'a new day' in relations with President Trump's US

Israel's leader said President Donald Trump told him it was a "new day" in Israeli-American relations.

US senator calls on Donald Trump to 'punish Russia for election interference'

A senior US Republican senator has urged President Donald Trump to take action against Russia over allegations that Moscow interfered in the election that brought him to power.

Donald Trump accuses 'dishonest media' of fake news at campaign rally

President Donald Trump kicked off his campaign rally in Florida by attacking the media as purveyors of fake news and part of the corrupt system.

Mike Pence tells Munich security summit US will 'hold Russia accountable'

US vice president Mike Pence has said the United States will "hold Russia accountable" even as Donald Trump searches for common ground with Vladimir Putin's administration.

Donald Trump back in campaign mode after bumpy start to administration

After a tumultuous first four weeks in government, US President Donald Trump is out of the White House and back on the campaign trail.

Donald Trump's nominee to lead EPA backed by Senate

Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been approved by the US Senate.

Donald Trump ’could authorise National Guard troops to round up immigrants’

Donald Trump’s administration is considering a proposal to mobilise as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorised immigrants, according to a draft memo.

Fact check: Did Donald Trump inherit 'a mess' from Barack Obama?

President Donald Trump has told a news conference he "inherited a mess" from his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Donald Trump said drugs were 'becoming cheaper than candy bars' but many smelled fake news

The president made the comments during a press conference in which he announced Alexander Acosta as his nominee for Labour secretary.

New blow for Trump as Harward refuses national security adviser job

Robert Harward has turned down an offer to be President Donald Trump's new national security adviser, the latest blow to the new administration.

Rich investors shun stocks over Donald Trump and Brexit

Rich investors are shunning stocks because of concerns about the political impact from Donald Trump’s administration and Brexit, according to Christian Nolting, chief investment officer at Deutsche Bank’s wealth management unit.

US 'absolutely' supports two-state solution to Israeli-Palestine conflict

The United States absolutely supports a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and anyone who thinks it does not is in "error", according to US ambassador Nikki Haley.

Donald Trump: Leakers will pay 'a big price'

"We're going to find the leakers…They're going to pay a big price".

US senate confirms Mick Mulvaney as Trump's budget chief

The US senate has confirmed Donald Trump's pick to run the White House budget office, giving the Republicans' tea party wing a voice in the president's cabinet.

Russia must honour Ukraine deal, says US secretary of state

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has said Russia must abide by a 2015 deal aimed at ending fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists.

US not ready to collaborate militarily with Russia, says Trump's defence secretary

The US is not ready to collaborate militarily with Russia, defence secretary Jim Mattis said, appearing to close the door for now on any effort to work more closely with Moscow in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria.

Donald Trump criticises intelligence officials and media over Flynn and Russia

President Donald Trump has criticised intelligence officials and the media over what he called "very, very unfair" treatment of his ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn and for "illegally leaked" information about reported contacts between his campaign advisers and Russian officials.

Pentagon chief says Nato members must boost defence spending

Jim Mattis has told Nato allies that they must start increasing defence spending by the end of the year or the Trump administration will "moderate its commitment" to them.

Donald Trump 'knew Michael Flynn had misled White House weeks before firing him'

Donald Trump was told his national security adviser had misled his vice president about his contacts with Russia but waited two weeks to act, White House officials have said.

Sean Spicer appeared to call Justin Trudeau 'Joe Trudeau' - and of course Twitter noticed

They also started speculating who this “Joe” might be…

Another farce - Trump advisor resigns

THOUGH our parliament is mired in its own security scandal, and despite its chilling implications, we are still some distance from the bizarre events that forced President Donald Trump to accept the resignation of his national security advisor Mike Flynn. 

Michael Flynn 'told to quit as national security advisor after losing Donald Trump's trust'

It has been confirmed President Donald Trump asked his national security advisor to resign.

US to bar Venezuela's vice president from country and freeze his US assets over drugs claims

The Trump administration will impose sanctions on Venezuela's new vice president, Tareck El Aissami, and accuse him of playing a major role in international drug trafficking.

Donald Trump has 'full confidence' in Michael Flynn after Russia row apology

The White House has broken its silence on the future of Michael Flynn as a senior adviser said Donald Trump retains "full confidence" in his national security adviser after reports that he misled senior officials about contacts with Russia.

Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump launch task force focused on women in the workforce

US president Donald Trump and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau have launched a joint effort to advance women in the workplace during a meeting at the White House.

Eli Lilly decision on €200m plan ‘under review’

Fears that pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly’s decision to postpone a €200m investment in Kinsale, Co Cork are a reaction to US President Donald Trump’s protectionism are overstated, according to a leading economist.

World will benefit from 'idiot' Trump says Hezbollah leader

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group says the world will benefit from having an "idiot" in the White House.

Donald Trump's actions ‘could hurt Irish tourism to US’

The American holiday market is becoming more lucrative than ever but US president Donald Trump’s action on immigration could stall progress, according to the CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA).

To get a decent deal, Theresa May will need to play Trump’s game

Britain will pay the price if more countries follow Trump’s lead and the rules-based global system continues to deteriorate, writes Daniel Gros

Far too early to call time on dollar’s three-year recovery

Mr Trump’s proposed expansionary fiscal policies should provide a boost to growth over the medium-term, writes Oliver Mangan.

Post-Trump stress disorder not enough reason to stay home — get out and protest

It takes a special kind of awful to unite us, writes Suzanne Harrington.

Some ideas on giving Donald Trump a piece of your mind, Taoiseach

Terry Prone advises Enda Kenny on how to approach Donald Trump ahead of his St Patrick’s Day visit to America.

Donald Trump bigger threat than Brexit

The Trump presidency is is a bigger risk to the Irish economy than Brexit and EU Tax Challenges, the boss of one of Ireland’s biggest accounting firms has said.

Enda Kenny should visit Donald Trump, but must not hold his hand

The world of politics has been thrown into total and utter disarray over the past couple of weeks. Donald Trump has hit the ground running as US president and has introduced a number of executive orders that have created global apoplexy.

Jon Stewart: The presidency is supposed to age the president, not the public

In Donald Trump’s first ten days of being president he signed more than 20 and Jon Stewart has warned he’s not even close to being done.

Ellen DeGeneres enters 'Muslim ban' controversy with generous donation to Iraqi couple

Ellen DeGeneres has made a generous donation to a gay Iraqi couple who managed to escape persecution and overcome the odds to find a new life together in America.

Irish vital part of the US ‘sanctuary movement’

As Donald Trump begins his crackdown against refugees and immigrants in the US, Bette Browne looks at the history of a movement trying to maintain American values

It is now up to the free press to call out Donald Trump on his lies

Brandon Hardin asks why the new US administration wants to tell lies that are easily disprovable and use them to go to war on the media

Enda Kenny to ignore calls to cancel trip to Donald Trump

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to ignore calls to forgo the annual St Patrick’s Day visit to Washington DC following a weekend in which politicians around the globe denounced the actions of US president Donald Trump.

Charlie Flanagan ‘to make Irish views known’ to senior Republicans

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan will press senior Republicans in the US about the thousands of undocumented Irish when he visits Washington this week.

Clodagh Finn: After life of St Brigid, women still hope for a miracle

When half a million women march on Washington to voice their fears about women’s rights, maybe it’s time to recall the story of the Irish saint who once ‘miraculously’ ended a pregnancy, says Clodagh Finn.

Trump endorses torture: Principle or pragmatism?

It was announced yesterday that Taoiseach Enda Kenny will visit the White House for the by-now annual St Patrick’s Day expression of fealty.

I didn’t watch his inauguration, but we must all keep an eye on Trump

There was never more of a need for good journalism than to hold this ‘man toddler’ to account, writes Alison O'Connor.

‘Undocumented’ Irish staying calm despite Trump's immigration clamp-down

After one week in office, US President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders aimed at clamping down on immigration — but the 50,000 “undocumented” Irish are not panicking.

Does Theresa May have a 'Trump' card for her meeting with Donald?

The British prime minister and the new US president are meeting today for the first time, in Washington, and her best strategy may be an offer of friendship to the isolationist, says John Lloyd.

Enda Kenny to rely on Donald Trump’s ‘big heart’ to ensure illegal Irish are not deported

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be relying on US President Donald Trump’s “big heart” to ensure that illegal Irish living in America are not deported.

Donald Trump’s 1.3bn reasons not to fight with China

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked China on everything from trade to Taiwan to pressure his counterpart Xi Jinping to cede ground.

When ‘alternative facts’ Trump the reality

The contentious relationship between the new US president and the media over who is telling the truth will not benefit either and will not serve democracy, says Peter Apps.

Trump, a climate change enemy Disney couldn’t have dreamed up

The administration issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials to identify which employees had worked on efforts to tackle climate change, says Victoria White.

President Donald Trump is a 'maniac' for Israel embassy move, hears Dáil

The Dáil heard claims that US president Donald Trump is a “maniac” whose proposed diplomatic strategy in Jerusalem could provoke a third intifida, or Palestinian uprising.

Trump cements wall plan and will crack down on undocumented Irish

Donald Trump has signed directives which will not only see a wall built along the US border with Mexico, but also crack down on cities that shield illegal immigrants, such as the undocumented Irish.

SAP predicts Donald Trump boost

SAP, Europe’s most valuable technology firm, raised its outlook slightly for the next four years, saying challenges to global trade presented by Donald Trump’s new US administration would drive sales of its business planning tools.

From Cork to Texas here's 8 'Trump' songs you should listen to

The Donald Trump Presidency is underway so we have created this listicle in the hope of proving Aldous Huxley right when he suggested “after silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” 

Incredible irony to hear billionaire Donald Trump complain about inequality

The one thing you can be certain of is that the rich will get richer on his watch, writes Fergus Finlay.

Dollar falls as investors eye Donald Trump's protectionist plan

The dollar slid and gold rose as US president Donald Trump yesterday outlined plans for a more protectionist regime to encourage US multinationals to invest less overseas and create more jobs in the US.

Paddy Power shares fall as Donald Trump victory eats into winnings

Shares in betting services firm Paddy Power-Betfair fell by over 3% yesterday after the company said fourth-quarter revenues took a £40m (€46.5m) hit on the back of unfavourable sporting results and the outcome of the US presidential election.

Anger at President Donald Trump invite proposal in Kerry

A motion calling on Kerry County Council to issue an invitation to US president Donald Trump to visit the Kingdom is likely to provoke heated debate in council chambers.