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(...)

The transparency of Friends of Sinn Féin’s returns exceeds legal requirements, the party’s national treasurer Jonathan O’Brien has said.

The transparency of Friends of Sinn Féin’s returns exceeds legal requirements, the party’s national treasurer has said.Jonathan O’Brien was responding(...)

 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(...)

Party figures have cast doubt over recent opinion polls that show Sinn Féin hovering around the mid-20s and claim their own internal polls put the party around 20 per cent. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin is planning on having an election candidate selected in every constituency by next month and is considering running two candidates in a numb(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the Bill would provide for borrowers to “retain protections after their loans are sold” to unregulated financial services providers, which are not bound by the Central Bank codes.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Legislation to protect consumers whose loans are sold to unregulated service providers including “vulture funds” has been introduced in the Dáil.Mini(...)

Pensions Ombudsman Paul Kenny says  in “most cases”, the effect of the reduction in payment would “last for the lifetime of the pensioner”. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/MQ Photo

The Pensions Ombudsman has told the Oireachtas finance committee that the Government’s imposition of a 0.6 per cent levy on private sector pension s(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit Alliance:  described Syriza’s win as “a victory for all the victims of austerity in Europe”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish opposition parties and trade unions welcomed Syriza’s win in the Greek election. Speaking from Athens, the Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murp(...)

In politics, predictions made when there is no short-term prospect of a change of leader can become moot by the time that change occurs. In the(...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Finance Pearse Doherty

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Finance Pearse Doherty has likened his party to Syriza in Greece saying that opponents such as Fine Gael have tried “unleas(...)