Former South African president  Nelson Mandela: the  sequel is based on a little known manuscript Mandela wrote by hand but never completed, chronicling his time as the country’s first black president. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

“I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest(...)

‘The interesting thing is that this hostility (against Gerry Adams, above) is largely an Irish phenomenon. I don’t detect the same level of antagonism in the British or European or US media.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Even in far-off Washington DC for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams couldn’t escape the front pages of the Irish news(...)

Hillary Clinton after being inducted into the 2015 Irish America Hall of Fame in New York in recognition of her role and commitment to the Irish peace process. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton hailed the role of women in bringing peace to Northern Ireland but, noting the disagreements between the (...)

US president Barack Obama appears on a television screen alongside a security guard as he talks with Jimmy Kimmel on March 12th, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images. 1:16

President Barack Obama said on Thursday that whoever shot at police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, this week were “criminals” and should be arrest(...)

William Reinsch: “We believe trade rules should trump health and other policies and generally this [plain packaging] is the kind of thing that makes people raise an eyebrow and find worrisome”

Ireland will continue to be a leading beneficiary of US foreign direct investment (FDI) but risks alienating investors by backing plain packaging for (...)

Liquidator Kieran Wallace of KPMG will announce  a significant surplus has resulted from the liquidation, after funds are repaid to secured creditors. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State and other unsecured creditors are set to get an interim payout from the liquidation of IBRC before the end of this year.The joint liquidator(...)

The building and the cost of operating it were a major element of the investigations of the Mahon Tribunal in 2008

It is an unassuming, detached redbrick on Lower Drumcondra Road in Dublin 9, but was once the most controversial property in Ireland. St Luke’s, the p(...)

The Apple Watch Edition. Apple Watch is the company’s most environmentally friendly product. But there are still some concerns over the conditions of the factories where Apple’s products are made, and the lack of benefit to the American economy. 2:39

It’s difficult to know what the defining news moment of 2015 has been so far: the consecration of the first female bishop in the UK? The explosive (...)

Life in Clintonland: Hillary Clinton only turned over cherry-picked messages in December at the state department’s request. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Somewhere in Smithsonian storage sits a portrait of Bill Clinton with two odd features: he is standing next to a shadow meant to conjure Monica Lewins(...)

‘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

If you want to watch an Irish-American’s eyes glaze over, start telling them what a nefarious influence Sinn Féin represents in the Irish body politic(...)