Mary Boyle was six  years old when she went missing on  March 18th, 1977, from her grandmothers house near Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

The twin sister of Mary Boyle (6), who went missing in 1977, returns from Washington DC today after a series of meetings in her campaign for a public(...)

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams outside St Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in New York yesterday. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

The controversy around Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams being denied entry to the White House’s St Patrick’s Day party on Tuesday was yesterday escalat(...)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Representative Richard Neal  rally with supporters at Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, Massachusetts. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Look at a map of the Democratic presidential primary so far and you will see Bernie Sanders’s colour dominates northern states and Hillary Clinton’s t(...)

US Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle: ‘There is absolutely no appetite in the United States for any sort of backsliding on the democratic institutions that exist and that a lot of sacrifice and effort went into creating.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

A leader of the Friends of Ireland caucus in the US Congress has said the killing of Belfast republican Kevin McGuigan should not be used as a reason (...)

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(...)

Congressman Joe Crowley with his son Cullen and Jason Bell of NoXcuses Boxing Club.

Jason Bell and his identical twin brother got into so many fights at their elementary school when they were seven that their father told them: “If (...)

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 (...)

New American citizens pose for photographs after  a recent naturalisation ceremony in New York City. House Republicans met last week to discuss moves to give status to illegal migrants. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Democrats and Republicans are entrenched on most political issues in a deeply divided US Congress but one issue that is drawing them out of their foxh(...)

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(...)