Hillary Clinton: Some say her use of a personal email account while secretary of state will most likely be forgotten long before the 2016 election. Photograph: The New York Times

Revelations about her use of private emails for official business is bad timing for Clinton

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

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

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