Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks to supporters  during a Friends of Sinn Féin breakfast in Washington on St Patrick’s Day 2005.

The Friends of Sinn Féin filings states that the money it receives are for “the purpose of supporting the activities and purposes of Sinn Féin as a d(...)

 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(...)

James (Jim) Cullen, Friends of Sinn Féin chairman and president. Photograph: Simon Carswell

James Cullen first became interested in Northern Ireland and the Troubles when he visited in 1969 during a leave of absence from the US army while (...)

A number of current and former media executives will appear before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry later this month as it continues its investigation i(...)

New York immigrant families gather in Manhattan to reject a court order freezing President Barack Obama’s immigration reforms. Photograph: Mariano Andrade/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama administration will by Monday ask an appeals court for a temporary ruling lifting a Texas judge’s order halting the president’s orders to pr(...)

Bryan Stevenson, who founded and runs the Equal Justice Initiative, outside the former courthouse where the 1910 lynching of Allen Brooks, a black man, began in Dallas. Photograph: Brandon Thibodeaux/New York Times

In February 1919, Pte William Little, an African-American veteran of the first World War, returned to his hometown of Blakely, Georgia, in the America(...)

 Illinois  Republican congressman Aaron Schock: all-red office based on room in ‘Downton Abbey’. Photograph: Kris Connor/Getty Images

The corridors and coffee docks of Capitol Hill were abuzz this week with talk of excessive spending. No, it wasn’t the $4 trillion (€3.5 trillion) (...)

Activists protest near the Manhattan apartment of billionaire and Republican financier David Koch last June in New York City. The demonstrators were protesting against the campaign contributions by the billionaire Koch brothers. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

With just 646 days to go, the 2016 US presidential race is already starting up and the ring is packed with various Republicans vying to prove who is t(...)

Hosts Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone announce ‘American Sniper’ as one of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The success of Clint Eastwood’s new movie American Sniper at the US box office has reignited the political debate about the Iraq War. The discussion i(...)

 In the first State of the Union address after the September 2001 attacks on the US, President George W  Bush branded Iraq, Iran and North Korea as “an axis of evil”, adding that “by seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger”. These words later haunted Republicans after Bush was found to have invaded Iraq on a false premise. File photograph:  Win McNamee/Reuters 2:12

The annual State of the Union speech to the joint session of Congress gives the US president an opportunity to underscore past policy achievements and(...)