Marion McKeone

Marion McKeone

Trump’s lawmaker is breaking all the rules

Trump’s lawmaker is breaking all the rules

The new US attorney general, William Barr, is the latest high-profile appointment to flout legal and political conventions under the instructions of his president. Seasoned observers do not expect Barr’s stint in cabinet to end well

Dropping out of college?

Dropping out of college?

It delivered the 2000 and 2016 US presidential elections to George W Bush and Donald Trump in hugely controversial style. But now the electoral college system is coming under sustained attack

Democrats may choose to close the book on the Mueller report

Democrats may choose to close the book on the Mueller report

The dream of some Democrats - a Trump impeachment - may be over. But the party is likely to be thankful for that eventually

Separating fact from fiction in the fallout from Mueller’s magnum opus

Separating fact from fiction in the fallout from Mueller’s magnum opus

Myths about the Mueller investigation abound. Marion McKeone dispels five of the most common ones

Has Russiagate been Trumped?

Has Russiagate been Trumped?

The Mueller report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election that sensationally swept Donald Trump into the White House failed to produce a smoking gun. But many more questions remain to be answered

The good fight

The good fight

UCD-trained immigration lawyer Fiona McEntee, who moved to Chicago in 2005, was there in the Trump administration’s early days fighting the ‘Muslim ban’ and continues to work, speak and mentor on some of the nation’s most heartrending cases

Day of reckoning for the lawyer who took on Trump

Day of reckoning for the lawyer who took on Trump

From media darling and potential Democrats candidate to facing accusations of fraud and extortion, it has been a dramatic fall from grace for Stormy Daniels’ charismatic former lawyer Michael Avenatti

Mueller time at last, but no smoking gun

Mueller time at last, but no smoking gun

The long-awaited report by Robert Mueller into alleged Russian ties to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign is complete - and it’s already being dismissed as a damp squib

Varadkar makes it through the White House minefield

Varadkar makes it through the White House minefield

The Taoiseach’s second St Patrick’s Day visit to the US went as well as could have been expected as he negotiated a tricky meeting with the president, had breakfast with a renowned homophobe and avoided making any gaffes of his own

How a US adviser ruffled Irish-America’s feathers

How a US adviser ruffled Irish-America’s feathers

In a new book, Trina Vargo unveils the ‘shenanigans’ behind the US-Ireland relationship as both sides tried to get the peace process off the ground

There’s good reason to worry about the failure of last week’s talks between Trump and Kim Jong-un

There’s good reason to worry about the failure of last week’s talks between Trump and Kim Jong-un

The love affair has cooled. The honeymoon is over. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have had their fi...

Worshipping at the altar of trump

Worshipping at the altar of trump

At the annual gathering for conservative activists in the Gaylord Convention Centre in Maryland last week, the unquestioning adoration of Trump showed no signs of abating, despite the controversies surrounding the US president

Off  Message

Off Message

Despite much frenzied tinkering by the Academy, the Oscars is boring, old-fashioned and overlong - and that’s exactly how it’s going to stay

Trump in a tight corner ahead of Hanoi summit

Trump in a tight corner ahead of Hanoi summit

The US president could do with a headline-grabbing breakthrough as he prepares to meet his North Korean opposite number, Kim Jong-un, in Vietnam

Irish stars and Hollywood legends mingle at Oscar season’s hottest ticket

Irish stars and Hollywood legends mingle at Oscar season’s hottest ticket

Over the past 14 years, the US-Ireland Alliance’s annual Oscar Wilde Awards gathering has become a can’t-miss event in Oscars week, attracting everyone from Steven Spielberg to Elon Musk