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Former US president Bill Clinton with John Hume in Dublin, 2005. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Former US president Bill Clinton has said that the EU-UK negotiations on a post-Brexit trading arrangement are creating “tremendous uncertainty” in No(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo  with British foreign secretary Dominic Raab at the State Department in Washington, on Wednesday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP

US Democrats came out in force this week to express support for the Irish-EU position challenging the British government’s attempts to undermine the N(...)

 Sir Declan Morgan Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland said the British government’s comments about the Northern Ireland protocol   enable ‘others to take the view that they can choose which laws apply to them’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The UK government’s plans to breach aspects of the EU withdrawal agreement could undermine the rule of law domestically , Lord Chief Justice of Northe(...)

US congressman Richard Neal said the UK and EU must preserve the sanctity of the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The chances of the European Union striking a trade deal with the United States would be endangered if it jeopardised the Belfast Agreement after Brexi(...)

Leo Varadkar  and Nancy Pelosi at Government Buildings, Dublin. Ms Pelosi indicated she would look at the possibility of attaching the Irish visa Bill to a routine funding Bill being passed by Congress. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US Democrat politician Nancy Pelosi has said she will renew efforts to pass a Bill extending working E3 visas to the Irish and raise the issue with th(...)

British ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a Belfast  Agreement 20th anniversary event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It snowed in Washington the night before Leo arrived. Unfortunately it wasn’t Situation Room weather. The snow didn’t stick. Which is a pity, because (...)

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 (...)

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(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry on his way out of the Elysee Palace: welcomed the agreement. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Joe Biden led the Obama administration’s praise of the Northern Ireland political agreement, saying that he was “glad” to see a deal(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers is meeting senior US government officials in Washington. Photograph: PA

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers said she received a “very sympathetic hearing” from Obama administration aides on her views about the Northern Ire(...)

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