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# washington - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU
# Trade Mission
# Trade Mission

Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:15 AM 8,685 Views 30 Comments

Hogan told RTÉ in recent weeks that he aimed “to get Mr Trump to see the error of his ways” on trade.

# washington - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Plaque commemorating 1916 Rising unveiled at Washington Monument in the US
# Washington
# Washington

Plaque commemorating 1916 Rising unveiled at Washington Monument in the US

Sep 19th 2019, 9:04 AM 13,731 Views 13 Comments

The plaque was a gift from President Michael D Higgins on behalf of the people of Ireland.

# washington - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

A man has set himself on fire on the grounds of the White House
# Washington
# Washington

A man has set himself on fire on the grounds of the White House

May 29th 2019, 6:33 PM 38,089 Views 43 Comments

Members of the Secret Service tried to assist the man.

# washington - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington
# Recomposition
# Recomposition

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

May 22nd 2019, 6:56 AM 23,001 Views 27 Comments

The bill was signed in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations.

# washington - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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

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

Updated Mar 16th 2019, 5:33 PM 74,320 Views 18 Comments

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
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

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

Mar 13th 2019, 5:17 PM 37,816 Views 77 Comments

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
# Washington
# Washington

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

Feb 5th 2019, 5:04 PM 11,898 Views 21 Comments

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'
# Smeared
# Smeared

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

Jan 22nd 2019, 7:06 AM 40,210 Views 143 Comments

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
# Viral Video
# Viral Video

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

Jan 21st 2019, 8:25 AM 85,920 Views 154 Comments

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
# Washington
# Washington

US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator

Jan 20th 2019, 1:12 PM 23,989 Views 90 Comments

“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
# Washington

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

Jan 5th 2019, 7:27 AM 25,791 Views 44 Comments

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
# Deadline Passes
# Deadline Passes

US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator

Jan 3rd 2019, 10:08 AM 40,626 Views 42 Comments

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
# RIP

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

Dec 5th 2018, 9:32 PM 27,060 Views 23 Comments

An Irish tenor sang at Washington National Cathedral today.

# washington - Friday 23 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 23rd 2018, 7:55 AM 3,386 Views 1 Comment

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
# Homophobia
# Homophobia

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

Oct 14th 2018, 10:00 PM 45,994 Views 16 Comments

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
# Rally
# Rally

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

Aug 13th 2018, 7:45 AM 18,796 Views 76 Comments

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
# Richard Russell

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

Aug 12th 2018, 8:42 AM 89,252 Views 36 Comments

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
# Contemptible
# Contemptible

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

Aug 10th 2018, 7:31 AM 36,653 Views 39 Comments

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
# Anniversary
# Anniversary

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

Jun 21st 2018, 9:08 AM 17,720 Views 82 Comments

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

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

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

May 10th 2018, 4:48 PM 4,092 Views 16 Comments

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
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

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

Apr 29th 2018, 2:21 PM 25,842 Views 75 Comments

“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

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

Wall back in business as the Wizards book NBA playoff spot

Apr 1st 2018, 2:05 PM 6,132 Views 0 Comments

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'
# March For Our Lives
# March For Our Lives

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

Mar 24th 2018, 7:30 AM 5,755 Views 10 Comments

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
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

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

Mar 18th 2018, 7:35 AM 24,370 Views 14 Comments

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
# Washington
# Washington

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

Mar 14th 2018, 11:00 PM 14,392 Views 36 Comments

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
# Washington
# Washington

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

Mar 14th 2018, 4:07 PM 9,610 Views 8 Comments

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
# Florida Shooting
# Florida Shooting

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

Mar 14th 2018, 3:45 PM 12,236 Views 29 Comments

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
# US/IRISH RELATIONS
# US/IRISH RELATIONS

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

Feb 20th 2018, 9:16 AM 11,426 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Politics
# Politics

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

Feb 16th 2018, 4:42 PM 9,970 Views 20 Comments

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
# Washington
# Washington

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

Feb 9th 2018, 7:25 AM 9,719 Views 14 Comments

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
# United States
# United States

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:21 AM 11,188 Views 101 Comments

“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'
# Rose Garden Address
# Rose Garden Address

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

Jan 19th 2018, 8:40 PM 20,273 Views 126 Comments

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
# Washington
# Washington

Derailed train was going 80mph in a 30mph zone

Dec 19th 2017, 8:09 AM 23,116 Views 30 Comments

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
# Pierce County
# Pierce County

Multiple fatalities and injuries after Washington train derails onto highway

Dec 18th 2017, 4:47 PM 20,151 Views 16 Comments

It’s not yet known what caused the incident.

# washington - Friday 1 December, 2017

RTÉ announces Brian O'Donovan as its new Washington correspondent
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTÉ announces Brian O'Donovan as its new Washington correspondent

Dec 1st 2017, 6:47 PM 21,402 Views 35 Comments

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
# North Korea
# North Korea

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

Nov 30th 2017, 7:24 AM 13,009 Views 26 Comments

“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
# Maryland
# Maryland

Man beheaded by notorious gang near Washington

Nov 23rd 2017, 7:38 AM 42,365 Views 40 Comments

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

# washington - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

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

Wentz soars as Eagles claim impressive win over Washington

Oct 24th 2017, 9:02 AM 3,141 Views 2 Comments

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

# washington - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

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

Alex Smith keeps Chiefs unbeaten with dramatic win over Washington

Oct 3rd 2017, 7:55 AM 3,173 Views 2 Comments

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'
# American Embassy
# American Embassy

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

Sep 29th 2017, 7:16 PM 11,088 Views 14 Comments

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