Biden to wrap up visit to Ireland with trip to Mayo

Today, US President Joe Biden will wrap up his trip to Ireland with series activities in Co Mayo. The main event of the day will be a public address in Ballina, where President Biden’s forefathers emigrated in the middle of the nineteenth century. His links with the area and the bonds he has forged in … Read more

Joe Biden set to make historic Dáil address

US president Joe Biden is set to give a historic address to the Oireachtas this afternoon. As the highlight of his day’s sessions in Dublin, Biden has arrived at Leinster House. Due to Mr. Biden’s other commitments running late, it was originally scheduled for 3.30 pm but has now been postponed. He has met with … Read more

Taoiseach Varadkar and UK Prime Minister Sunak have ‘good conversation’ about Northern Ireland Protocol

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have had a “good conversation” about the Northern Ireland Protocol. The two leaders spoke by phone on a range of issues but the conversation mostly focused on restoring the democratic institutions in Northern Ireland and the ongoing EU-UK negotiations on the protocol and British-Irish relations … Read more

Indian-Origin Leo Varadkar re-elected as Taoiseach under rotation deal

Indian-Origin Leo Varadkar has formally taken over as Ireland’s Taoiseach for the second time after receiving the seal of office from the President. In a rotation between his Fine Gael and Martin’s Fianna Fail parties that was unprecedented in Irish history, Varadkar took over as Taoiseach from Michael Martin. The two main parties in a … Read more

Indian origin Rishi Sunak defeated, Liz Truss is new UK Prime Minister

Liz Truss was elected as the UK prime minister and Conservative Party leader by Conservative Party members on Monday. She defeated rival Rishi Sunak with 81,326 votes to 60,399 and will take over as prime minister on Tuesday. Former foreign secretary Truss entered the race with lesser chances of winning but defeated her fellow party-member Rishi … Read more

Government ‘considering all options’ to relocate Ukrainian refugees

As thousands of Ukrainian refugees will be moved from college campuses over the next several weeks, the Tánaiste stated that the government is investigating “all options” to find accommodation for them. Leo Varadkar said that the government is making every effort to accommodate Ukrainian refugees, with Ireland taking in about 1% of those who have … Read more

Indian-origin Rishi Sunak top competitor to be next British Prime Minister

Indian-origin Rishi Sunak, former Finance Minister of Britain is believed to be the competitor for the next British Prime Minister. Rishi Sunak, whose resignation as the chancellor of the exchequer triggered a series of resignations against PM Boris Johnson. Rishi Sunak, 42, announced his decision on Twitter saying:” I’m standing to be the next leader … Read more

Plan for 500 modular homes to help house Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland

The Government has approved the provision of 500 modular houses as part of its plans to address the need to develop capacity for Ukrainian arrivals. Once in place, the modular houses will accommodate 2,000 people across 20 sites across the country. The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage are assisting with finalising site selection. … Read more

Russia blocks access to Facebook for its 146 million citizens

Russia has blocked access to Facebook for its 146 million citizens amid the Ukraine invasion, a state regulator has said. The country’s communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said the social media platform was blocked on day nine of the war due to “cases of discrimination against Russian media”. It comes a week after Russia limited access to … Read more

French Foreign minister says Putin trying to bypass EU over Ukraine by talking solely to U.S.

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s foreign minister said that Russia was trying to bypass the European Union by holding talks directly with the United States over Ukraine. Where Moscow has moved nearly 100,000 troops close to its border with its neighbour, France’s foreign minister said on Friday. Talks between U.S. and Russian diplomats will start in … Read more