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Dr Richard Haass (centre)  leaving the Stormont hotel in Belfast on December 31st after all-party talks on contentious issues failed to secure a deal. He was today presented with the Tipperary International  Peace Award for his work in seeking to reach an agreement.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Former US special enjoy Richard Haass has called on the main parties in Northern Ireland to provide leadership and strike agreement on the contentious(...)

 US President Barack Obama: Ireland and Northern Irish affairs remain a personal priority for him, according to his chief of staff Denis McDonough

Ireland and Northern Irish affairs remain a “fundamental national priority” for the US and “a personal priority” for President Barack Obama, despite (...)

Republican congressman Paul Ryan: due to meet Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to discuss immigration reform. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore arrives in Washington today for two days of meetings with US politicians in the Gov(...)

Prompted by the Irish and British Governments, intensive discussions are due to resume between the Northern Ireland political parties on issues involv(...)

Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore is in Belfast today  to discuss whether there are any means of pressing forward with the Haass proposals on parades, flags and the past. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The North’s main parties with the assistance of the British and Irish governments are to make a determined effort to achieve a deal on the past, parad(...)

Mourners at the funeral of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane in January 1989. Photograph: Pacemaker

The Council of Europe has expressed “serious concerns” that a number of cases surrounding the deaths of people in Northern Ireland which involved the(...)

US president Barack Obama: Ireland post has been vacant since departure in 2012 of Dan Rooney, a supporter of Mr Obama. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

The Obama administration is poised to nominate a new ambassador to Ireland, finally filling the post after an 18-month hiatus. The new ambassador is (...)

Gerry Adams: told US politicians there was an opportunity between now and the marching season to deliver the proposals of former US diplomat Richard Haass

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams urged 11 members of the US Congress to press the British government to support the Haass proposals and fulfil the rem(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson at Farmleigh following a North South Ministerial Council meeting yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams went to the US yesterday to brief President Barack Obama’s administration on the political process and Northern Irela(...)

Dr Richard Haass  with Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore at Iveagh House in Dublin. Photographh: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Retired US diplomat Dr Richard Haass has said he foresees no role for himself ahead of a fresh attempt to revive talks between Northern leaders on the(...)

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