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

A courtroom sketch shows accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  in court on the second day of his trial Photograph: Jane Flavell Collins/Reuters

Injured and bereaved talk about their experiences on the day of the bomb blast

Fianna Fail raised $116,500 when Bertie Ahern was leader and taoiseach but the party’s US fundraising efforts petered out thereafter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Party raised $1.28m compared with republican rival’s $12m in shorter time

List of 15,000 donations reveals fundraising unmatched by any other Irish party

 Gerry Adams speaks to Friends of Sinn Féin supporters during a breakfast on St Patrick’s Day, 2005. Photo:   Alex Wong/Getty Images

The businesses, unions and individuals contributing to Friends of Sinn Féin since 1994

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks to supporters  during a Friends of Sinn Féin breakfast in Washington on St Patrick’s Day 2005.

Where and how the money can be spent

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens from his table as he is introduced at a fundraiser in New York in 1999. Seated next to Adams is businessman Pat Donaghy, a major donor.

The party’s US arm has over two decades built a formidable fundraising operation

Fionnula Flanagan: donated $3,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Martin Sheen, Fionnula Flanagan, Viggo Mortensen and Anjelica Huston included on list of donors

James (Jim) Cullen, Friends of Sinn Féin chairman and president. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Profile: Sinn Féin’s top man in the US – James Cullen, Friends of Sinn Féin president

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