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# washington-dc - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Trump evacuated from press conference after man shot by Secret Service outside White House

The US President later returned to address reporters after the incident yesterday evening.

# washington-dc - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Trump suspends travel from most European countries - but not Ireland or UK

The Taoseach was forced to leave a gala in Washington DC this evening to be briefed by his officals.

Taoiseach thanks US House Speaker for Brexit position: 'Nancy Pelosi's words matter'

Varadkar said her standpoint during a testing time in the Brexit negotiations “was timely, invaluable, and made a huge difference”.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Ireland's Ambassador to the US says 'cool heads and trust in science' is needed to combat coronavirus

The ambassador was addressing Irish and American businesses in Washington DC today.

Meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media again

This is the second time the breakfast meeting will be held behind closed doors.

# washington-dc - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

New York's St Patrick's Day parade still set to go ahead despite coronavirus concerns

The Taoiseach cancelled the New York leg of his US trip yesterday.

# washington-dc - Monday 9 March, 2020

Taoiseach cuts St Patrick's Day trip short to deal with evolving coronavirus situation and will not travel to New York

Leo Varadkar will travel to Washington DC as planned to meet President Trump.

# washington-dc - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Mary Lou is hoping to ride the crest of a wave of support all the way to the US this Patrick's Day

The party has never had much trouble in drumming up support in the States – though this year’s election result is likely to add to its publicity.

# washington-dc - Friday 20 September, 2019

One killed and five wounded in Washington DC shooting

The incident occurred just a few kilometres from the White House.

# washington-dc - Monday 18 March, 2019

New intelligence unit to assess threats to State security will be set up by the end of the year

Varadkar says Ireland is as prepared as any other country for a terror attack.

# washington-dc - Saturday 16 March, 2019

An unexpected guest and a luminous river: Leo ends St Patrick's trip not being centre of attention

Varadkar finished off the final leg of his US trip walking in the Chicago parade and taking a boat trip down the river.

Taoiseach says he wasn't nervous ahead of Pence speech: 'I wanted to express Ireland's values'

Varadkar said he and Pence have very different views on social issues, but says it’s better to engage with people rather than boycott them.

# washington-dc - Friday 15 March, 2019

Leo's meeting with Pence makes global headlines as Taoiseach avoids gaffes in Washington

The Taoiseach’s visit to Pence’s house, alongside his long-term partner, dominated coverage yesterday.

New hope for Irish workers who could get access to thousands of US visas

It is now understood that US President Donald Trump has personally spoken to Senator Cotton about his opposition to the bill.

# washington-dc - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence

Last year, Mike Pence told the Taoiseach his partner, Matt Barrett, would be welcome in Pence’s home if he decides to attend this year.

Varadkar says in uncertain time of Brexit, 'friends' in the United States are needed 'more than ever'

All eyes were on Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett, as they attended the Irish Funds dinner in Washington DC last night.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Leo Varadkar says those that wanted Brexit 'have been chasing unicorns for a long time'

Varadkar said there is a “rich irony” that the UK’s tariff proposals intend to treat Northern Ireland differently to Great Britain.

# washington-dc - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Breakfast meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be open to the media this year

US Vice President Mike Pence was criticised for excluding the media from the traditional breakfast meeting with the Taoiseach.

Taoiseach heading to Washington DC for annual St Patrick's Day meeting with Donald Trump

Leo Varadkar will also travel to Chicago this year.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Mary Lou to attend White House St Patrick's Day event after getting snubbed last year

Last year there was some controversy after McDonald was not invited to the White House for the traditional St Patrick’s Day reception.

# washington-dc - Friday 21 December, 2018

US visa bill for Irish graduates set to be casualty of 'mayhem and crisis' in Washington

It looks like it won’t pass the Senate in time today.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around after cabin fills with smoke

Trump was on her way to visit a Philadelphia hospital at the time of the incident.

# washington-dc - Monday 26 March, 2018

From The42 NBA coach calls out 'cowardice' of Donald Trump for dodging rally against gun violence Criticism

NBA coach calls out 'cowardice' of Donald Trump for dodging rally against gun violence

Gregg Popovich has been a long-time critic of the US President.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Leo says Trump is right about one thing - Europe needs to stop relying on the US for its defence

Varadkar says Europe needs to start looking after its own security.

Leo Varadkar: 'I don't agree with the Catholic Church's policy towards women'

Speaking in Washington, the Taoiseach also said he didn’t think it was the State’s role to tell any religion what rules it should make.

# washington-dc - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Taoiseach says no one will gain from a trade war between US and Europe

The Taoiseach told an audience in Washington DC that Ireland is a “global country” at the centre of a “rapidly changing world”.

# washington-dc - Saturday 3 March, 2018

White House on lockdown after shots fired

Reports suggest that a man has suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the region of the White House.

# washington-dc - Friday 1 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Spice bags have found their way on to the menu at a Washington DC restaurant Nice N Spicy

Spice bags have found their way on to the menu at a Washington DC restaurant

Soon they’ll be pretending they don’t even know us.

# washington-dc - Monday 30 October, 2017

Trump's former campaign manager indicted while aide pleads guilty to lying on Russia links

The charges against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos have been unsealed this afternoon.

# washington-dc - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Man arrested after White House 'bomb scare'

President Donald Trump was away in Florida at the time of the incident last night.

# washington-dc - Friday 17 March, 2017

Trump's 'new friend': What happened at the White House, when Enda came to visit... had a ringside seat for Irish celebrations in the Trump White House.

# washington-dc - Monday 13 March, 2017

Irish roots: Mike Pence and Paul Ryan to entertain the Taoiseach during shamrock trip

The Taoiseach is on a whirlwind tour of the east coast of America for St Patrick’s Day.

# washington-dc - Friday 3 February, 2017

Former Norwegian prime minister delayed at US airport over visit to Iran in 2014

Kjell Magne Bondevik is a former two-term prime minister of US ally Norway.

# washington-dc - Saturday 21 January, 2017

How Trump and Obama's inaugurations compare in terms of performers, attendance and cost

Who went and how much did all the festivities cost?

# washington-dc - Friday 20 January, 2017

Police use tear gas in Washington DC protests during President Trump's inauguration Disrupt J20 This post contains videos

Police use tear gas in Washington DC protests during President Trump's inauguration

Demonstrators have pledged to continue protesting during Trump’s presidency.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Tourists won't be able to go up the Washington Monument for at least two years

A new elevator will be installed in the towering landmark.

# washington-dc - Monday 5 December, 2016

Man who fired rifle inside 'pizzagate' restaurant says he was investigating fake news

The pizzeria was the subject of a bogus report that alleged it was at the centre of a child sex ring organised by Hillary Clinton.

# washington-dc - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

US police officer charged with trying to support Islamic State

He is the first US officer to face terror-related charges.

# washington-dc - Friday 3 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge This battle between a restaurant and a Yelp reviewer is the craziest thing you'll read today That's Pants

This battle between a restaurant and a Yelp reviewer is the craziest thing you'll read today

There are poopy pants involved. Just a heads up.

# washington-dc - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

The US Capitol has gone on lockdown for the second day in a row

Today’s incident concerns a pair of suspicious packages being found at the Capitol visitor’s centre.

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