Norman Houston joined the civil service at the height of the Troubles. Photograph: Northern Ireland Bureau

Tributes have been paid to Norman Houston, one of Northern Ireland’s most senior civil servants who played a key role in representing Northern Ireland(...)

 Stormont: Members of the Helsinki Commission will visit it in the course of a three-day trip to Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

A delegation from the United States congress is due to travel to Belfast next weekend, amid renewed interest in Washington in the Northern Ireland pea(...)

US president Donald Trump meets Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said he will visit Ireland this year. Speaking alongside Taoiseach Leo Varadkar ahead of a bilateral meeting between th(...)

Martin McGuinness: “He helped bring an end to the longest-running political dispute in the history of the western world. After decades and against great odds, we saw the gun permanently taken out of Irish politics,” said Congressman Richard Neal. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Friends, family and members of Congress gathered in the early-morning sunshine in Washington DC on Tuesday as the US political community paid tribute (...)

Terry O’Sullivan, president of the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA), speaks during a news conference with  Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon  (l), in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

There were moments when it felt like Irish-American trade union leader Terry O’Sullivan might not just commemorate the role of US organised labour in (...)

George Moore was one of the most successful Irish-American entrepreneurs of his generation and a noted philanthropist. A board member of the Taoiseach(...)