Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams were among the party members at the January meeting with American businessmen.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

US perception of party as anti-business on the agenda at fact-finding meeting

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams speaking to supporters  on March 17th 2005 in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Leading Irish-Americans express unease at meeting with Adams, McDonald and others

The transparency of Friends of Sinn Féin’s returns exceeds legal requirements, the party’s national treasurer Jonathan O’Brien has said.

Jonathan O’Brien responds to ‘Irish Times’ report that SF raised $12m over 20 years

Gerry Adams, following the presidential address at last year’s Sinn Féin ardfheis, with (from left) Mary Lou McDonald, Liadh Ní Riada, Martina Anderson, Martin McGuinness,and Lynn Boylan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Party employs substantially more staff than its rivals in Leinster House

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: Said he has been given assurances that the national economic dialogue will not make any decisions on pay. Photograph: The Irish Times

Labour Party backs Penrose Bill calling for reduced bankruptcy period of 12 months

 Enda Kenny will insist the Coalition remains committed to reform on the basis of accountability and transparency. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach to discuss issues of spending, tax and pay at Ibec event

Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform Brendan Howlin: “Where are the pressure points? How do we address the issue of childcare into the future?”  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Coalition sources insist new dialogue not a return to full-blown social partnership

Tánaiste Joan Bruton speaking  at the Labour Party conference. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joan Burton delivers a competent rallying cry to the base and a pitch to voters

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the Labour Party conference at Killarney at the weekend: he aims to bring “rent certainty” until housing supply catches up with demand.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

‘Short, sharp action’ needed to protect tenants during house shortage

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