St Patrick’s Day 1995: President Bill Clinton walks into the East Room of the White House as Gerry Adams watches. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/AFP/Getty

Sinn Féin’s transformation from a party of political pariahs to guests at black-tie fundraisers in the United States began in a function room of the S(...)

Denis O’Brien: put up $750,000 with Paddy McKillen to help the  SDLP after New York dinner. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The SDLP has a registered agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Thomas P O’Neill III, son of the former US Speaker, the late Tip O’Neill, i(...)

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

Sinn Féin’s rising popularity prompted a group of American businessman, including some with Wall Street backgrounds, to travel to Dublin in January of(...)

Electioneering costs money and parties still manage to raise substantial amounts of private funding. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On the face of it rules about Irish political funding are among the strictest in the world. Since the Electoral Act 2007, the limits on funds received(...)

Of all the parties in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin has by farthe biggest income. It is also the biggest spender, notwithstanding that in terms of vote(...)

“On constitutional matters the term of the Conservative Cameron government has been distinguished by growing crisis,” Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said.

The unrelenting focus of the Irish political system should be on keeping the United Kingdom in the European Union, a Government Minister has told an O(...)

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

Leading Irish-American business figures, including donors to Sinn Féin, raised concerns about what they see as anti-business policies with senior part(...)

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

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

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol performing in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, in 2012.  The Northern Ireland  band’s  drummer Jonny Quinn has credited pop star Ed Sheeran for teaching  Lightbody and the rest of the band how to use  Twitter when he toured as their support act in North America that year.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Snow Patrol drummer Jonny Quinn has credited pop star Ed Sheeran for blazing the trail in harnessing social media to get ahead in the music business.Q(...)

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

The Friends of Sinn Féin filings states that the money it receives are for “the purpose of supporting the activities and purposes of Sinn Féin as a d(...)