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From TheJournal.ie Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington Fire Drill Fridays This post contains videos

Jane Fonda arrested during climate change protest in Washington

The 81-year-old was arrested alongside 16 other protesters.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan is planning a trip to Washington to convince Donald Trump to work with the EU Trade Mission

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Plaque commemorating 1916 Rising unveiled at Washington Monument in the US Washington

Plaque commemorating 1916 Rising unveiled at Washington Monument in the US

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

From TheJournal.ie A man has set himself on fire on the grounds of the White House Washington

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

Members of the Secret Service tried to assist the man.

From TheJournal.ie Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington Recomposition

Composting of human bodies now legal in Washington

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach marches alongside Conor McGregor in Chicago's St Patrick's Day parade St Patrick's Day

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.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar's partner to attend breakfast meeting at house of US vice president Mike Pence St Patrick's Day

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.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to Washington

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says students accused of mocking Native American 'unfairly treated' Smeared

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Teen who stared at Native American protester says he was trying to calm the situation Viral Video

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.

From TheJournal.ie US diocese apologises after students mock Native American demonstrator Washington

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.”

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie US visa bill for Irish graduates scuppered by single US senator Deadline Passes

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Kidnapped, robbed and killed - but Matthew Shepard is to finally be laid to rest after 20 years Homophobia

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.

From TheJournal.ie US far-right rally drowned out by hundreds of counter-protesters Rally

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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie US judge orders deportation plane to 'turn around', threatens Jeff Sessions with contempt of court Contemptible

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.

From TheJournal.ie Group behind far-right Charlottesville rally gets approval for 'white civil rights' march in Washington Anniversary

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump snubs 'phony White House correspondents dinner' for second year in a row FAKE NEWS

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.”

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'This march wouldn't be happening if people at my school weren't shot dead' March For Our Lives

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says one name has been suggested for the next US ambassador to Ireland Phoenix Park

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.

From TheJournal.ie Republican Congressman linked to Trump's travel ban to be honoured at Irish-American event Washington

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.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar presents Irish physicist and technology innovator with St Patrick's Day science medals Washington

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough is enough': School students across the US stage walkouts against gun violence Florida Shooting

'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.

From TheJournal.ie White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland US/IRISH RELATIONS

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.

From TheJournal.ie Launching political comeback, Romney says Utah 'welcomes legal immigrants around the world' Politics

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump White House admits it could have 'done better' over allegations of domestic abuse against senior aide Washington

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump set to okay release of explosive memo alleging abuse of power in the FBI United States

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.

From TheJournal.ie Trump tells rally 'America's abortion laws are wrong and must change' Rose Garden Address

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.

From TheJournal.ie Derailed train was going 80mph in a 30mph zone Washington

Derailed train was going 80mph in a 30mph zone

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

From TheJournal.ie Multiple fatalities and injuries after Washington train derails onto highway Pierce County

Multiple fatalities and injuries after Washington train derails onto highway

It’s not yet known what caused the incident.

From TheJournal.ie RTÉ announces Brian O'Donovan as its new Washington correspondent RTÉ

RTÉ announces Brian O'Donovan as its new Washington correspondent

O’Donovan is taking over from Caitríona Perry.

From TheJournal.ie US warns North Korean leadership will be 'utterly destroyed' if war breaks out North Korea

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Man beheaded by notorious gang near Washington Maryland

Man beheaded by notorious gang near Washington

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

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..

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.

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