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# Joe Biden

27th May 2023
# Optimistic
Biden 'hopeful' that US national debt deal 'very close'
The deadline for a deal was moved from 1 June to 5 June.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Simply the Best
'Tina Turner was raw': Tributes to the legendary Queen of Rock and Roll
Prominent figures from all over the world, including musicians who worked alongside her, have paid tribute to Tina Turner.
# Debt limit
Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy hold 'productive' debt ceiling talks but no deal yet
Republicans are insisting that averting a default must be paired with deep cuts to bring down the country’s €29.4 trillion debt.
This month
May 2023
# Japan
US set to unveil 'significant' new sanctions on Russia at G7 summit in Hiroshima
Over three days, leaders will try to forge a united front on Russia, China and a host of other issues.
Larry Donnelly: In spite of Donald Trump's disastrous week, he still appears unsinkable
Our columnist looks at the turbulent week for the former US president and asks if his reputation is truly damaged this time.
# Special Relationship
Joe Biden says he came to Ireland to make sure 'the Brits didn't screw around'
The US President was referring to Britain’s commitments to Northern Ireland.
# west clare hotelier
Trump calls Biden 'an incompetent person' as he plays golf in Doonbeg
The former US president is visiting his Clare resort.
Last month
April 2023
# 2024
Biden shrugs off age concerns after announcing re-election bid, saying 'I feel good'
Speaking to reporters at the White House, he also stressed he knows Trump well and “the danger he presents to our democracy”.
# Four more years
US President Joe Biden confirms bid for second term and speaks of battle with 'MAGA extremists'
In a tweet, Biden urged voters to give him more time to “finish the job”.
# 2024
'Stay tuned': US President Joe Biden expected to announce bid for second term tomorrow
Multiple US media reports, citing unnamed sources, say the move will come early tomorrow in a video address.
# crisis
Govt agrees to deploy Army Ranger Wing to help Irish citizens leave Sudan
Joe Biden has called for an “immediate and unconditional ceasefire”.
Analysis: Can Ireland tackle climate change without a credible medium or long-term plan?
Assistant Professor in climate law, Dr Orla Kelleher looks at Ireland’s record on climate and finds we’re coming up short.
# Doonbeg
Donald Trump set to visit Ireland next month
It will come just weeks after his successor Joe Biden visited here.
# 2024
Joe Biden could announce bid for second term as early as next week, US media reports
Meanwhile, Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder announced he is running for the Republican presidential nomination.
John Gibbons: Biden may not be perfect on climate but he's our best hope
The environmental journalist and campaigner takes stock after Joe Biden’s visit and looks at the US president’s record on climate.
# Biden His Time
Joe Biden and Bertie Ahern urge action on Stormont collapse
The US president said the North has an ‘incredible opportunity’ for economic growth.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you watch much of the Biden visit?
The US president is still talking about Ireland back in his home state of Delaware.
# Joe Biden
'Slán abhaile, Joe': Biden's historic visit in pictures
From Belfast to Ballina, here’s what Joe got up to this week.
# 2024
Joe Biden says he'll make campaign announcement 'relatively soon'
He made the comments before getting on Air Force One this evening.
# mayo for joe
'It feels like coming home': Biden ends emotional final day in Ireland with calls for 'Mayo for Sam'
“Mayo for Sam” brought a close to Biden’s Ballina homecoming.
Biden delivers homecoming speech in Ballina as Ireland trip comes to a close
The US President is due to travel home to Delaware this evening.
# beau biden
Biden has unplanned encounter with priest who gave his deceased son the last rites
Fr Frank O’Grady performed the ceremony for Beau Biden before he died of brain cancer in 2015.
# Road closures
Traffic restrictions in place in Co Mayo, including at hospital, as Biden spends day in county
Anyone attending appointments at Mayo University Hospital today are being asked to arrive early.
Biden ends busy day, including Oireachtas address, with Dublin Castle banquet
The US President brought a busy day of engagements to a close with a banquet in Dublin Castle.
# biden in the dail
'Well Mom, you said it would happen': Biden says Oireachtas address one of his greatest honours
The US president touched on his Irish roots, Northern Ireland and that ‘All Blacks’ gaffe remark.
# Gaffe
Meaning of 'Black and Tans' remark would have been clear to rugby fans, Biden spokesperson says
The error led to much humour online.
# Road closures
What roads will be closed in Dublin as Biden spends day in capital?
Members of the public travelling in the affected areas are being asked to plan their journeys ahead of time.
Biden tour of Ireland comes to Dublin as President to visit Áras, Oireachtas and Dublin Castle
A report by
Christina Finn
The US president will address the joint Houses of the Oireachtas this afternoon.
Joe Biden meets and greets in Dundalk while reminiscing on Co Louth ancestry
Over the coming days, Biden will meet Irish political leaders before making his way to Mayo.
# The Wee County
An ancestral tribute and a mistaken reference to the Black and Tans: Biden 'comes home' to Louth
Biden spoke at Windsor Bar in Dundalk this evening.
# Joe Biden
What roads will be closed as Biden attends his first events in the Republic?
Phoenix Park will be closed to all access, traffic and pedestrians, from 5pm today until 5pm tomorrow.
# Homelessness
People sleeping rough in Phoenix Park asked to leave ahead of Biden visit
The Dublin Region Homeless Executive has been visiting a known camping site near the park’s Conyngham Road.
# biden in Dublin
What to know about road closures and leaving extra time to get to the airport during Biden's visit
Drivers are being warned to expect delays today as Biden set to visit Louth and Dublin.
Sunak greets Biden on the tarmac in Belfast ahead of four-day visit
Joe Biden is due to visit Belfast, Dublin, Louth and Mayo during his time in Ireland.
# biden in Dublin
People Before Profit to boycott Biden Dáil speech dubbing it a 'charade and propaganda exercise'
US President Joe Biden is due to address a joint sitting of the Houses of the Oireachtas on Thursday.
# biden visit
Security preparations ongoing as Biden to land in Belfast this evening
Air Force One will deliver the American president to the first leg of his visit in Belfast today.
# Oval Office
Quiz: How much do you know about the American president on film?
A real-life one is due here this week.
# ireland visit
Biden visit shuts Phoenix Park and local roads but airports to operate 'normally'
Here’s your breakdown of all the available information about the local impacts of the US President’s trip.
# US politics
Biden confirms plans for 2024 run but 'not prepared' to make official announcement
The US President was taking part in a traditional Easter Monday “egg roll” on the White House lawn.
# Where's Joe
Day by day, here's where Joe Biden will visit during his Irish trip
The US President is set to land here on Air Force One tomorrow.