US president Donald Trump with his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who has received a letter from 32 members of Congress, both Republic and Democrat, arguing that it is imperative that the US have a representative in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The prospect of complete disengagement by the United States from the Northern Ireland peace process could not have arisen at a worse time given the po(...)

Former US senator and Northern Ireland peace mediator George Mitchell with then taoiseach Bertie Ahern in 1999. Photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

In 1985 a delegation of Irish-American leaders visited the US state department in Washington to seek a policy briefing on Northern Ireland. The desk (...)

Former special US special envoy to Northern Ireland, Gary Hart: Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The former US special envoy to Northern Ireland, Gary Hart, has condemned the proposal by the Trump administration to abolish the diplomatic role as “(...)

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson  on Monday proposed the abolishment of the US special envoy to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Theiler

The US Secretary of State has proposed abolishing the position of US special envoy to Northern Ireland, part of a worldwide plan which will see more t(...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davison the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.

British government Brexit Secretary David Davis has suggested “tagging of containers” could be one method of monitoring trade across the Border after (...)

 Former president Mary Robinson:  said Ballina would benefit from having a centre that could attract visitors and academics and could promote issues  such as human rights, women’s leadership and climate justice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said she is “optimistic” that negotiations on the purchase of her former family home in north Mayo will succeed. S(...)

Former US special envoy for Northern Ireland George Mitchell has said that the return of a hard Border  would be ‘extraordinarily harmful’. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former US special envoy for Northern Ireland George Mitchell has said that the return of a hard Border on the island of Ireland after Brexit would be (...)

Brian O’Driscoll:  as senior advisor with Teneo he will help launch the new Teneo PSG brand  at an event in the National Gallery on Merrion Square in April.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

New York-based executive advisory group Teneo Holdings plans to combine its two Irish businesses under the one brand next month. This move follows it(...)

Lilies left in remembrance to Martin McGuinness at the gates of the Sinn Féin offices at Connolly House, Andersonstown, Belfast. Photograph: PA

History will judge Martin McGuinness kindly according to people living in the republican heartland of west Belfast. There was a sense of shock and sa(...)

Former senator George Mitchell speaking at the Ireland Funds dinner in Washington. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland politics was high on the agenda on Thursday’s meetings between Taoiseach Enda Kenny and senior officials in the Trump administration (...)