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A file image from 1994 of  then Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams (right) and Martin McGuinness.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Persuading the IRA leadership to call its August 31st, 1994 ceasefire was a “close call”, former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has stated when marki(...)

John Hume at the announcement of the Belfast Agreement in 1998, a deal he roughly outlined to British officials eight years earlier. Photograph: Alan Betson

On April 10th, 1998, the Irish and British governments signed the Belfast Agreement in Northern Ireland, bringing peace talks to an end. Below is th(...)

The letter, which has been signed by 40 senior figures including Gary Hart, comes ahead of Tanaiste Simon Coveney’s visit to Washington this week. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A group of prominent Irish-Americans, including former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart and five former US ambassadors, have written to (...)

John Kerry: “I have concerns that depending on what kind of Brexit takes place, it could have a negative impact on the progress made in the last 20 years... We have to see how this is going to be resolved.” File photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has warned it is “imperative” to resolve the issues thrown up by Brexit surrounding the Irish Border in a way (...)

It never rains but it pours: Ireland is facing the double whammy of Brexit and the impending overhaul of US tax policy. Photograph: iStock

With the biggest overhaul of US taxation in three decades and the small matter of Brexit waiting for us in 2018, it would be remiss to think it’ll be (...)

Visitors pull off the road to take autumn photos in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia: the Antiquities Act may be overhauled. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Every Friday, the roads leading out of Washington fill up with cars heading west towards Virginia. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley hav(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire: ‘Unless we get an executive in place during the course of this month, I will have to set a budget’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire has warned the British government will have to pass legislation to set a budget for Northern Ireland if agreement(...)

President Donald Trump in full voice in the White House. File photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

A couple of friends who thumped the table for Brexit and Donald Trump have gone rather quiet. Both my Irish-American relative and the long-time London(...)

Rory McIlroy  warms up on the driving range during practice for the World Golf Championships in Mexico City on Tuesday. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Focus on Rory McIlroy’s return after a seven-week absence from competitive golf and any impact on Masters preparations could wait. Inevitably, as he (...)

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus (right) and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon during the CPAC  in National Harbor, Maryland. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

As Republican congressmen return to their home states to face many angry constituents during this week’s Congressional recess, the great and the good (...)

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