Sinn Fein TDs Gerry Adams and Pearse Doherty: new figures do not include money raised at their $500-a-plate New York  dinner in November. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Donations received by Sinn Féin’s American fundraising arm slumped to $6,971 (€5,662) for the six months to the end of October, the lowest amount rai(...)

The people most thankful for Thanksgiving, the biggest holiday in the American calendar, this year appear to have been retailers. The National Retai(...)

Nurse Kaci Hickox and   her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media in Fort Kent, Maine yesterday.  Photograph: Reuters

A US judge has lifted a quarantine on an American nurse, ruling in favour of the 33-year-old woman whose health has become a battleground between go(...)

A police car outside of the home of Kaci Hickox  in Fort Kent, Maine.  Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The confrontation between the US state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up today when a judge issued a temporary(...)

Kaci Hickox returns to her home  after going for a bike ride with boyfriend.  Photograph: Ashley L Conti/Reuters

An American nurse at the centre of a dispute about how the US should respond to Ebola has defied a quarantine by leaving her home for a bike ride, pa(...)

Members of the media wait outside the home of Theodore Wilbur, boyfriend of Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was released from New Jersey’s mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa, in Fort Kent, Maine. Photograph: Joel Page /Reuters

A nurse in Maine, vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the New England state over an Ebola quarantine she calls scientifica(...)

New Jersey governer Chris Christie  has refused to budge on his much-criticised decision to place health workers returning from treating Ebola patients in west Africa in mandatory isolation. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Republican governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has refused to budge on his much- criticised decision to place health workers returning from tre(...)

Ebola survivor Amber Vinson wipes her eye during a news conference upon her discharge from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia today. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The second of two American nurses who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas three weeks ago will b(...)

Tom Steyer: The San Francisco-based liberal has pledged $55 million (€43 million) to NextGen Climate, his super political action committee, or PAC, to fund pro-environmental candidates.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

One of the biggest crusades to encourage voter turnout in this year’s US midterm elections has been led by the billionaire hedge fund founder Tom Stey(...)

Nobody ever left Ireland to go to America. Pat Naughton left Ballinasloe to go to his cousin John in Roxbury, Boston. James McCurdy went from Rathl(...)