Marion McKeone

Marion McKeone

The greying of the green

The greying of the green

The annual celebrations in Washington DC last week looked jaded and rather pointless, as the same old faces met to discuss former glories in tired-looking function rooms

Fair-weather friends

Fair-weather friends

The Irish delegation to Washington last week was encouraged by the positive sounds coming from the Trump administration over the fate of undocumented Irish immigrants, but they are unlikely to translate into action any time soon

Stormy weather ahead for Donald Trump

Stormy weather ahead for Donald Trump

The normal rules don’t apply to the current US president, but even he may have trouble surviving the latest scandal surrounding his alleged affair with an adult film star and the subsequent effort to cover it up

Wilde Awards show Irish film in rude health

Wilde Awards show Irish film in rude health

As with previous years, the irreverent tone, set by the party’s host and emcee JJ Abrams, ensured that tributes to the event honourees morphed into blistering and wickedly funny roasts

Is MoviePass the hero that will save Hollywood?

Is MoviePass the hero that will save Hollywood?

A new cinema subscription service could be the one to rescue an industry in distress

Kushner is finally running out of road

Kushner is finally running out of road

The chaos continues unabated as Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s security clearances have been downgraded to a level that would bar either of them from accessing the presidential daily briefs or other classified intelligence

Off Message

Off Message

Sometimes tragedy can have unexpected positive outcomes - and the Parkland school massacre has revealed today’s supposedly feckless teenagers to be eloquent, motivated and powerful

Valentine’s Day massacre may finally bring change

Valentine’s Day massacre may finally bring change

After decades of cheering on the NRA as a ‘family friendly’ organisation, it seems the latest mass killing could finally be the catalyst for a sea change in public opinion

US shootings: A predictable outcome

US shootings: A predictable outcome

There is a sickening inevitability to mass shootings in the US, but politicians who benefit from millions of gun lobby dollars are unlikely to restrict gun usage any time soon

The high life in Hollywood

The high life in Hollywood

Six weeks ago, California legalised cannabis for recreational use. But while getting high has never required so little effort in the Golden State, there are fears that its rapid commercialisation could create a new set of problems

Trump’s White House stands firm against winds of change

Trump’s White House stands firm against winds of change

The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements are changing American society, but someone forgot to tell President Trump

Dublin woman at the heart of US legal cannabis boom

Dublin woman at the heart of US legal cannabis boom

Based in Los Angeles, seasoned global marketeer Laura Donohoe is a partner with The Flower Shop, a cannabis branding, marketing and PR agency intent on capitalising on the legalisation of the drug’s use

Another one bites the dust

Another one bites the dust

Last week should have been something of a triumph for Donald Trump as he delivered his first State of the Union address. Instead, it was overshadowed by yet more upheaval in his administration

Russian probe dogs Trump after Davos diversion

Russian probe dogs Trump after Davos diversion

No sooner were the Air Force One wheels down than the dreaded Russian investigation, the bane of Trump's life for the past year, made its presence felt

Sex, lies and shutdowns: just another week on Planet Trump

Sex, lies and shutdowns: just another week on Planet Trump

The revelations of Donald Trump’s alleged affair with adult entertainer Stormy Daniels would have ended almost any other US presidency on the spot - but not this one