Richard Haass: the caucus urged parties to re-enter discussions on his proposals on the contentious issues of parades, flags and the past

The Friends of Ireland caucus in the US Congress has expressed concern about fresh political divisions in the North, saying they risk undermining the(...)

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(...)

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is to travel to the US to  brief political leaders and at the State Department on ‘the current concerns about the peace process’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams will travel to Washington later this month for his first visit to the US since his arrest by police investigating the (...)

US president Barack Obama: disappointed at failure of all-party talks led by former US diplomat Richard Haass. Photograph: Alan Betson

“There’s also breaking news tonight from Northern Ireland, ” CBS News television anchor Scott Pelley told viewers last Wednesday night.“Politician Ger(...)

Members of the House of Representatives leave the US Capitol last night. The US Congress voted to halt the 16-day government shutdown and raise the US debt limit, ending the nation’s fiscal impasse. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The US Congress has passed a Senate-negotiated bill to end the government shutdown and raise the country’s borrowing limit, averting a potentially cat(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will describe the US-Russian agreement reached at the UN this week aimed at ridding Syria of chemical weapons as a ’watershed in the international engagement on crisis’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will call for those responsible for the deadly gas attack in Syria last month to be brought before the International Criminal C(...)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III with the team banner. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The radio ads started last Sunday to coincide with the team’s first game of the NFL season, the American football league, the following night. “That w(...)

They don’t mix like they used to,”  Irish bar owner Danny Coleman says of the main political parties.

If you walk into The Dubliner, an Irish bar within falling distance of Capitol Hill in Washington, and go to the far wall in the main bar, you will se(...)

US president Barack Obama arrives to deliver a statement on Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday. He changed his mind about military intervention in Syria while strolling around the White House grounds with his top adviser, chief of staff Denis McDonough, on Friday evening, NBC News said. Photograph:  Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images

Barack Obama’s surprise move to defer military action against Syria pending the approval of Congress turns an international crisis over the alleged us(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has been meeting with Republican representatives in Washington to discuss immigration reform today. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he had travelled to Washington to lobby US members of congress, particularly Republicans, at “a critical time” in the deba(...)