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#Washington

# washington - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade

Government officials were left surprised at McGregor’s appearance at the parade.

# washington - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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

The US vice president has been criticised for his views and his legislative record on LGBT people.

# washington - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to

He’ll be meeting with Mike Pompeo, along with launching a new government strategy for the US and Canada.

# washington - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Trump says students accused of mocking Native American 'unfairly treated'

The US President tweeted at a Fox News host and said new footage showed that “media was wrong”.

# washington - Monday 21 January, 2019

Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation

Footage of Nick Sandmann at the protest on Friday in Washington has gone viral.

# washington - Sunday 20 January, 2019

US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator

“I heard them saying, ‘Build that wall, build that wall.’ We’re not supposed to have walls here, we never did.”

# washington - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Trump says shutdown could last 'years' as he threatens to declare national emergency Washington This post contains videos

Trump says shutdown could last 'years' as he threatens to declare national emergency

The US president says he could bypass Congress for border wall funding.

# washington - Thursday 3 January, 2019

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator

The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate.

# washington - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Show of unity in divided Washington at state funeral of George HW Bush RIP

Show of unity in divided Washington at state funeral of George HW Bush

An Irish tenor sang at Washington National Cathedral today.

# washington - Friday 23 November, 2018

From The42 Brees throws four touchdown passes as Saints down Falcons to hit 10-game winning streak Good Hands

Brees throws four touchdown passes as Saints down Falcons to hit 10-game winning streak

Meanwhile, there were also wins for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears.

# washington - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years

He will be interred in the Washington National Cathedral.

# washington - Monday 13 August, 2018

US far-right rally drowned out by hundreds of counter-protesters

An effort was made to avoid a repeat of the chaos of a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia exactly a year ago.

# washington - Sunday 12 August, 2018

'So many people loved him' - family pays tribute to airline employee who stole passenger plane and crashed it Richard Russell This post contains videos

'So many people loved him' - family pays tribute to airline employee who stole passenger plane and crashed it

The man who stole the plane has now been identified as 29-year-old Richard Russell.

# washington - Friday 10 August, 2018

US judge orders deportation plane to 'turn around', threatens Jeff Sessions with contempt of court

The Washington deportation hearing heard that a woman and her daughter had been deported just hours before their case was due to be heard.

# washington - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Group behind far-right Charlottesville rally gets approval for 'white civil rights' march in Washington

The rally is due to take place on the anniversary of the Charlottesville event during which a woman was killed.

# washington - Thursday 10 May, 2018

From The42 Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a move to MLS side DC United Roo S A!

Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a move to MLS side DC United

The team based in the US capital are in need of firepower.

# washington - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row

“If you don’t smile they will say he was terrible. He couldn’t take it. If you do smile, they will say what was he smiling about.”

# washington - Sunday 1 April, 2018

From The42 Wall back in business as the Wizards book NBA playoff spot Ballin'

Wall back in business as the Wizards book NBA playoff spot

Elsewhere, the Heat were made to wait to guarantee their post-season plans while the Raptors were beaten by the Celtics.

# washington - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'This march wouldn't be happening if people at my school weren't shot dead'

Hundreds of thousands of people are to take part in gun control rallies across the US today.

# washington - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Taoiseach says one name has been suggested for the next US ambassador to Ireland

The role of ambassador has been vacant for over a year now.

# washington - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Republican Congressman linked to Trump's travel ban to be honoured at Irish-American event

Leo Varadkar said he is comfortable with tonight’s event, stating he doesn’t have to agree 100% with everyone’s views.

Varadkar presents Irish physicist and technology innovator with St Patrick's Day science medals

The medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the US.

'Enough is enough': School students across the US stage walkouts against gun violence

The protests come after 17 people were killed during a school shooting in Florida last month.

# washington - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland

The Tánaiste is to travel to New York and Washington DC following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

# washington - Friday 16 February, 2018

Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world'

The 70-year-old will be the heavy favorite for the Utah Senate seat.

# washington - Friday 9 February, 2018

Trump White House admits it could have 'done better' over allegations of domestic abuse against senior aide

Rob Porter left his post as senior aide to Donald Trump on Wednesday after multiple accusations of domestic abuse were made by his two ex-wives.

# washington - Friday 2 February, 2018

Trump set to okay release of explosive memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI

“The president is OK with it,” an official told AFP, in relation to releasing the memo.

# washington - Friday 19 January, 2018

Trump tells rally 'America's abortion laws are wrong and must change'

Trump addressed the annual ‘march for life’ protest in Washington from the White House’s Rose Garden.

# washington - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Derailed train was going 80mph in a 30mph zone

Authorities said the death toll may rise from yesterday’s crash.

# washington - Monday 18 December, 2017

Multiple fatalities and injuries after Washington train derails onto highway

It’s not yet known what caused the incident.

# washington - Friday 1 December, 2017

RTÉ announces Brian O'Donovan as its new Washington correspondent

O’Donovan is taking over from Caitríona Perry.

# washington - Thursday 30 November, 2017

US warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' if war breaks out

“If war comes, make no mistake – The North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.”

# washington - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Man beheaded by notorious gang near Washington

President Donald Trump has vowed to wipe out the violent gang.

# washington - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

From The42 Wentz soars as Eagles claim impressive win over Washington Flying High

Wentz soars as Eagles claim impressive win over Washington

The Philadelphia Eagles improved to 6-1 this season..

# washington - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From The42 Alex Smith keeps Chiefs unbeaten with dramatic win over Washington Undefeated

Alex Smith keeps Chiefs unbeaten with dramatic win over Washington

The Kansas City Chiefs remained unbeaten in the NFL with a hard-fought win over Washington.

# washington - Friday 29 September, 2017

US withdraws diplomatic staff in Cuba over mystery 'sonic attacks'

The attacks of an unknown nature have targeted at least 21 US embassy staff in Havana over the past few months, the US said.

# washington - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

One killed and three injured at high school shooting in tiny US town

The shooter has been arrested.

# washington - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Hundreds of homes evacuated due to 'biggest fire in Los Angeles history'

The LA fire is one of several major fires burning in the western United States.

# washington - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Abraham Lincoln Memorial defaced in Washington DC

The graffiti appeared to say ‘F*** law’.

# washington - Monday 31 July, 2017

Vladimir Putin says more than 750 US diplomatic staff will have to leave Russia Get Out This post contains videos

Vladimir Putin says more than 750 US diplomatic staff will have to leave Russia

The call is in response to fresh US sanctions against Moscow.

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