Eddie Holt, who has died aged 60, was an award-winning columnist, an astute critic and a much respected university lecturer in journalism. His lifelo(...)

The board, led by chairman John Fitzpatrick,  agreed a $100,000 donation to assist the families of those killed or injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse.

Some 180 donors from 11 countries made the trip to Killarney last week for the worldwide Ireland Funds conference at the five-star Europe Hotel, which(...)

Author Colm Tóibín:  The ‘Washington Post’ features a piece by him on  Ireland’s growing tolerance towards LGBT issues. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Ireland’s seminal vote on same-sex marriage has ignited interest from the international media.An article in Saturday’s Washington Post says Ireland h(...)

Senator  Ronan Mullen said the organisations received almost €15 million from Atlantic Philanthropies in recent years. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Independent Senator Rónán Mullen has claimed philanthropist Chuck Feeney is interfering in Irish democracy by funding gay rights groups. Mr Mullen m(...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin has raised $12 million (€10.7 million) from some of America’s biggest construction companies as well as trade unions, Hollywood stars and(...)

 Gerry Adams speaks to Friends of Sinn Féin supporters during a breakfast on St Patrick’s Day, 2005. Photo:   Alex Wong/Getty Images

Chuck FeeneyOne of the world’s most generous philanthropists, Chuck Feeney (83) made his multibillion dollar fortune from duty-free shopping selling g(...)

 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 drink flowed as diners chewed on filet mignon and enjoyed a rousing political speech in between traditional Irish songs performed by a band in on(...)

Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Irish universities are in their “infancy” in developing systems of alumni engagement, a conference in Dublin heard this morning.Fundraising experts fr(...)

Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness:  said he would support reducing the number of MLAs  from 108 to 90 by moving from 18 six-seat to 18 five-seat constituencies. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

First Minister Peter Robinson has “very much” welcomed proposals by Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness that the size of the Assembly and Norther(...)