US envoy to the interparty talks Gary Hart speaking at a press conference in the US Consulate General offices in Belfast today.Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The US has no interest in “dictating” a solution to long-running political differences in Northern Ireland, US envoy Gary Hart has said, urging the(...)

Hillary Clinton: has yet to declare whether she will run as a presidential candidate in the next US elections. Photograph: Matthew Healey/The New York Times

The organisers of tonight’s Dublin fundraiser for Hillary Clinton hope to use the event to establish a network of US supporters in Ireland in expecta(...)

September 7th, 1994:  Gerry Adams, Albert Reynolds and John Hume after their meeting in Government Buildings in Dublin to discuss a ceasefire in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

Albert Reynolds believed his greatest political achievement was helping to bring an end to what he called the “terrible cycle of death” in Northern Ir(...)

With just over three weeks to the Croke Park Classic, an exciting programme of events around the American College football game between Penn State and the University of Central Florida was announced by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke and Croke Park Stadium Director Peter McKenna.

Croke Park are satisfied Penn State have sufficiently changed their protocols and ethos with regard to child welfare despite what Stadium Director Pe(...)

Fr Patrick Devine with executive director of the Kennedy Institute  Peter Cassells.

The Edward M Kennedy Institute in Maynooth has agreed a partnership with the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (SCCRR) in Kenya(...)

Paul Tweed: “My idea is to highlight how Northern Ireland mediated its way out of the Troubles and utilise Ireland’s geographical location, its neutrality and its reputation as an international business location.”

Had you asked anyone of a certain generation in Northern Ireland not so long ago if they could ever see the Queen of England and Martin McGuinn(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton delivering the inaugural William J. Clinton Leadership Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast this evening.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Bill Clinton has called for academics, politicians and business leaders to build on the opportunities afforded by “an interdependent world”. (...)

The Facebook chief and his wife made a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock valued at more than $970 million to a Silicon Valley non-profit organisation.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, figures show. The Facebook chief and his wife m(...)

Dr Richard Haass is to receive the Tipperary International Peace Award for 2013 for playing a “very prominent and significant role in assisting the peace process in Northern Ireland”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

A US diplomat who attempted to mediate between Northern Irish political groups on contentious issues such as parades, flags and the past is to be hono(...)

The Tipperary Peace Convention said Pope Francis had “been noted for his humility, his concern for the poor, and his commitment to dialogue as a way to build bridges between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths”. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Among the five nominees for the 2013 Tipperary Peace Prize, published today, is Pope Francis. He is already Time magazine Person of the Year, and The (...)