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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Seton Hall University, New Jersey: made three contributions totalling $28,000

Educational institutions have contributed more than $70,000 to Friends of Sinn Féin since the establishment of the organisation two decades ago, acco(...)

 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(...)

Fionnula Flanagan: donated $3,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Fein counted some of Hollywood’s biggest stars among the party’s American donors. Several film industry celebrities donated money to the party du(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett:  “Those who continue to shout here are not doing themselves any good.” So there. Photograph: Frank Miller

“Interruptions”. That’s the word they use in the official record.A polite way to indicate ructions. Deputies shouting and roaring, roaring and shoutin(...)

On managers’ claims,  Taoiseach Enda Kenny said “obviously the HSE must answer to the Comptroller and Auditor General in respect of it”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Money paid in the wrong should be paid back, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said following the leaking of a draft report on the HSE which showed managers c(...)

Eamonn Coughlan: The Seanad’s own former Olympic athlete sent his best wishes to soon-to-be octogenarian Ronnie Delany. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a sparsely attended session of Leaders’ Questions. But above in the offices of Government TDs, the photocopiers were working overtime. As the C(...)