‘Most of the money raised is spent within the US and the most important advantage Friends of Sinn Féin offers the party is in building a network of support that could influence US policy towards Ireland in the future.’  Above, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

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A view of Gorse Hill, off Vico Road, in Killiney, Co Dublin.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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The US economy pumped out a strong 295,000 net new jobs in February. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty

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Julianne Moore in Still Alice, the role for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress in February

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US secretary of state John Kerry at a news conference with Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal in Riyadh on Thursday. Mr Kerry met Gulf Arab foreign ministers  to brief them on progress in the nuclear talks with Iran. Photograph: Evan Vucci/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry told Gulf Arab states on Thursday that Washington was not seeking a “grand bargain” with Iran, and said a nuclear dea(...)

US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert  covers a wound to his face as he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute after he was injured in an attack by an armed assailant. Photograph: Yonhap/AFP/Getty Images 1:00

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 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.

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Solicitor Brian O’Donnell with his wife Mary Patricia O’Donnell. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

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