Tánaiste and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: held meetings in New York on Tuesday as Ireland continues its efforts to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council. File Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has arrived in Washington for talks with senior administration officials and members of Congress, amid increasing concern among(...)

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 (...)

David Trimble and  Ken Maginnis of the Ulster Unionist Party told the US government  “it was important not to humiliate [Ian Paisley] any further”. Photograph: Michael Crabtree/Reuters

The Ulster Unionist Party gave the US government advice on how to handle Ian Paisley saying “it was important not to humiliate” the Democratic Unionis(...)

Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

French police stand at the scene of a shooting incident near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

An assailant wielding a hammer attacked Paris police guarding Notre-Dame cathedral on Tuesday, crying “This is for Syria” before being shot and wounde(...)

Senator Kennedy (pictured) encouraged George Mitchell, then Democratic majority leader in the Senate, to support president Bill Clinton’s granting of a US visa for Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in 1994, an important catalyst in building support for peace. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The late US senator Edward Kennedy has been remembered as “one of the truly great architects” of the Northern Ireland peace process by his former Sen(...)

Gerry Adams: gave warning that ceasefire was not going to last. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A senior American Congressman has recounted how he was warned by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in November 1995 that unless there was political move(...)

US holders of defaulted Argentine bonds have stepped up their campaign for full repayment of their loans by detailing how 14 senior Argentine official(...)

The then US president Bill Clinton with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in the Oval Office of the White House on March 17th, 2000. The success of the Northern Ireland peace process was one of Clinton’s greatest achievements. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

The journalistic dictum that the more comfortable you make people, the more they will reveal applies to the world of academic historical research t(...)

Gary Hart is also meeting with representatives from the UK and Irish governments on his visit across the Atlantic. Photograph: Reuters

A former US senator tasked by Washington to assess the state of the peace process in Northern Ireland has met politicians in Belfast.Gary Hart, a two-(...)

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