Borders, budgets and the boss: An exclusive extract from RTÉ news anchor Caitriona Perry's new book

The latest book by RTÉ news anchor Caitriona Perry, The Tribe: The Inside Story of Irish Power and Influence in US Politics, goes to the heart of an evolving bilateral relationship. In this exclusive extract, Perry quizzes White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Ireland, Donald Trump, immigration and our shared future with the US

27th October, 2019
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Mick Mulvaney: ‘If you’re Irish and you’re from New York, you’re a Democrat. If you’re Irish and you’re from Texas, you’re Republican’. Getty

As chief of staff to the president, Mick Mulvaney has one of the bigger and brighter offices in the West Wing. He’s at the other end of the corridor to the Oval Office, next to the vice president’s office and around the corner from the National Security Council adviser. His office comprises a ‘standing-up’ desk in the corner, a large boardroom table and a cluster of sofas and armchairs around a fireplace. Above the fireplace...

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