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Senate foreign relations committee chairman Robert Menendez: “It would be a terrible error of judgment if the United States was to not engage now in the due diligence to protect our investment in this hard-won peace”

A high-ranking US senator has warned US secretary of state John Kerry that the release of the further Boston College interviews with former IRA member(...)

The Orange Order parades along Drumcree road outside Portadown Co Armagh during the annual Orange Order parade to Drumcree Parish Church. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A request has been made for an extra 630 police officers to be deployed to Northern Ireland from Britain to help oversee planned parades this weekend,(...)

Eamon de Valera thanked America for the ’sympathy her people had shown to many’ including himself, suring the period 1916-21. Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images

The 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in June 1963 overshadows the visit of his father almost 75 years ago, in July, 1938. The (...)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 1st, 2011

Osama bin Laden was able to live in Pakistan undetected for nine years because of a breathtaking scale of negligence and incompetence, a leaked report(...)

Anti-abortion organisation Youth Defence has made a complaint to the Garda Síochána after the group’s website was hacked. The site’s homepage was repl(...)

Royal Dutch Shell has annoucned Ben van Beurden is to succeed Peter Voser as chief executive officer of the oil company Photograph: Simon Dawson/ Bloomberg.

Royal Dutch Shell has annoucned Ben van Beurden is to succeed Peter Voser as chief executive officer of Europe’s biggest oil company. Mr Van Beurden (...)

 David Drumm: “I live and work in the United States and I have a family to support,” he said.

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm has said he will consider whether to participate in any official banking inquiry when its terms of(...)

Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer:  asked New Yorkers for forgiveness and a second chance over the prostitution scandal that forced him into the political wilderness for more than five years. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer has become the latest former politician to seek a comeback following scandal by announcing that he plans to run(...)

I have never been particularly confident. However, I am good at concealing this fact and that skill has been helpful to me from time to time.Because o(...)

In a judgment issued this afternoon, Judge Colm Mac Eochaidh said he was “compelled” to reject the application for a provisional arrest warrant for US whistleblower Edward Snowden (above), which was made by the US embassy to the Department of Foreign Affairs last Friday, because it did not state where the alleged offences were committed. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Guardian/Reuters

The High Court has refused an application by the United States for an arrest warrant for the former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. In a judgm(...)

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