Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump likened his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States to World War II policies implemented by US president Franklin Roosevelt against people of Japanese, German and Italian descent.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2015
US secretary of state John Kerry has attempted to defuse tension with Israel on the eve of Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, where he will spell out his opposition to any deal with a still-nuclear armed Iran.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
Representatives of Aer Lingus and its regional operation will discuss the possible sale of the Government stake in the airline with TDs and Senators this evening.
Tue, 17 Feb, 2015
Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the US immigration system that will protect nearly five million people from deportation, and will have implications for undocumented Irish migrants.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
Proposals to raise hundreds of billions of dollars from US multinational corporations that avert tax on income held overseas forms a key part of US President Barack Obama’s latest budget proposals.
Thu, 11 Apr, 2013
The White House and Republican congressional leaders offered no meaningful proposals for rolling back automatic spending cuts that will slash €64bn from the national budget.
Mon, 04 Mar, 2013
The US military did not intervene quickly during the attack on America's consulate in Libya because military leaders did not have adequate intelligence information and felt they should not put their forces at risk, defence secretary Leon Panetta said.
Fri, 26 Oct, 2012
Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has dismissed as “disgraceful” claims that she was making light of sexual harassment by allowing the parliamentary speaker to keep his job while facing allegations that he pressured a member of staff for sex.
Tue, 24 Apr, 2012
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, who has emerged as Mr Romney’s leading challenger in the Republican presidential race, clashed over the US federal government’s power in a high-stakes debate that might have been the last in the roller-coaster campaign to challenge President Barack Obama.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2012
US President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union speech before the November election to paint himself as the champion of the middle class, by demanding higher taxes for millionaires and tight reins on Wall Street.
Thu, 26 Jan, 2012
A KEY ally of Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney has joined his rivals in urging the candidate to release his income tax forms after he said he pays roughly a 15% tax rate.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2012
Rick Santorum is poised to establish himself as the top conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, a day after jolting the Republican US presidential race by coming within eight votes of winning the Iowa caucuses.
Thu, 05 Jan, 2012
TEA PARTY conservatives scored their biggest political triumph with a debt-ceiling deal that cuts federal spending, but their tactics could risk a voter backlash in the 2012 elections.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2011
Efforts to avert a threatened US government default were thrown into renewed crisis today after House of Representatives speaker John Boehner abruptly broke off talks with President Barack Obama on a deal to make major spending cuts.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2011
President Barack Obama summoned leaders of both parties to the White House to hammer out a deal to stave off a US debt default with the potential to trigger a major, worldwide financial crisis.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2011
US president Barack Obama has hailed the beginning of the end of a devastating war, announcing he was bringing home 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next summer.
Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
Representatives of Dublin waste companies claim they have the capacity to create new waste facilities for the capital that would generate 235 new jobs.
Mon, 30 May, 2011
TAOISEACH Enda Kenny will meet US treasury secretary Timothy Geithner in Washington today as he attempts to rebuild Ireland’s reputation abroad.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2011
Chinese security agents launched a wide-ranging clampdown on dissidents today, hours before the award Nobel Peace Prize award to imprisoned democracy activist Liu Xiaobo.
Fri, 10 Dec, 2010
Representatives of the Small Firms Association (SFA) today met with Enterprise Minister Batt O’Keeffe to outline key priorities for the sector and stress the importance of a supportive environment for small business in Ireland.
Wed, 28 Apr, 2010
The Bush administration said today it was ready to step in and prevent the US car industry from collapsing after the Senate refused to pass a rescue bill endorsed by President George Bush and congressional Democrats.
Fri, 12 Dec, 2008
Hardline Republican opponents of a US motor trade bail-out have branded the industry a “dinosaur” whose “day of reckoning” was near.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2008
The Bush administration is abandoning the centrepiece of its massive €520bn economic rescue plan and exploring new ways to shore up not only banks but credit card, car loan and other huge businesses.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2008
The US government will provide an US$85bn (€59.9bn) emergency loan to rescue the huge insurer AIG, the Federal Reserve said today.
Wed, 17 Sep, 2008
THERE is a contrast between Europe and America but not a contradiction, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told the joint houses of Congress yesterday.
Thu, 01 May, 2008
WATCHDOGS yesterday said stopping shops from selling cheap booze would only backfire.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2008
Representatives of a largely republican community in the North today challenged police to offer them greater protection from crime.
Thu, 02 Aug, 2007
The US Senate is expected to pass a bill on the Iraq conflict today that requires President George Bush to begin bringing home an unspecified number of troops within four months.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2007
Representatives of the Irish Nurses Organisation and Psychiatric Nurses Association are holding extensive talks with TDs and Senators over the contents of the Public Service Annuation Bill.
Wed, 24 Mar, 2004
Representatives of the National Bus and Rail Worker's Union are now meeting to discuss whether to accept an invitation by the Minister for Transport for talks ahead of next week's work stoppage.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2003