US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley speaking with Missouri senator Claire McCaskill at confirmation hearing before the Senate foreign relations committee in July.

The American Ireland Fund, the influential philanthropic group, sent a strongly worded letter of frustration to the Democratic and Republican leaders (...)

Gerry Adams: told US politicians there was an opportunity between now and the marching season to deliver the proposals of former US diplomat Richard Haass

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams urged 11 members of the US Congress to press the British government to support the Haass proposals and fulfil the rem(...)

Discord  over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this summer’s local elections in the redrawn Limerick constituencies. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Discord over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this s(...)

March for Jobs in Washington DC on July 15th, rallying against the Senate’s immigration legislation. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Sitting in front of congressman Paul Ryan on his desk is a poster, Advice to Irish Immigrants, written by the Irish government and posted on ships lea(...)

A group of Irish-American Democratic members of Congress spoke out yesterday about the role played by Irish immigrants in the United States in a public push for a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Image

A group of Irish-American Democratic members of Congress spoke out yesterday about the role played by Irish immigrants in the United States in (...)