George Mitchell

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Colum McCann in his office at Hunter College in New York. Photograph: Jillian Freyer/New York Times

“I’m a bit of a magpie,” Colum McCann said, sheepishly gesturing around his office at Hunter College. He has taught creative writing there for 13 year(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald addressing a party meeting in Belfast. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Before parties could take part in the talks leading to the Belfast Agreement they had to sign up to the Mitchell Principles, named after talks chair S(...)

American actress Sharon Stone (centre) with Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams and the lord mayor of Belfast Daniel Baker signing a book of condolence in Belfast. Photograph: Presseye/PA Wire

A book of condolence has opened in Belfast after the death of former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Seamus Mallon. Mr Mallon’s death at t(...)

In May 1996 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said the party would sign up to the Mitchell Principles on non-violence. Photograph: Reuters/Marcel Bieri/Swiss-Images

The IRA ceasefire broke down in 1996, plunging the peace process into turmoil. The year opened with the RUC chief constable, Sir Hugh Annesley, sayin(...)

Former special envoy to Northern Ireland for the US Gary Hart. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former US special envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart has become the latest senior figure to raise concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast (...)

The aftermath of the IRA bombing of Canary Wharf.  Photograph: Matthew Polak/Sygma via Getty

“It’s bad news, really bad news,” John Major told Bill Clinton. They spoke by phone at 11.13pm Irish time on February 9th, 1996, just four hours afte(...)

 US attorney for the southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman (right) points as he speaks during a news conference about the arrest of American financier Jeffrey Epstein in New York on July 8th. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Who was Jeffrey Epstein? Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his prison cell on Saturday morning, was a 66-year-old finance executive. His glitter(...)

Trina Vargo, the head of the US-Ireland Alliance, who manages the Mitchell scholarship programme. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

The head of the Rhodes scholarship programme has dismissed as “misleading” claims by the US-Ireland Alliance that a majority of students choose its sc(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald was guest speaker at Friends of Sinn Féin’s big fundraising event at the Sheraton Hotel Times Square. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Sinn Féin’s US fundraising arm spent $23,312 (€20,800) on expenses for the party in Northern Ireland in the period leading up to the local and Europea(...)

US president Donald Trump: Opposition leaders will not attend banquet held for him by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Monday. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Donald Trump arrives in London on Monday for a three-day state visit after endorsing Boris Johnson to be Britain’s next prime minister. Ahead of the v(...)

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