14 March 2014 Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Northern Ireland Vice President Biden met today with the leaders of the Northern Ireland Executive, First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. The Vice President commended the leaders for the remarkable progress achieved since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and 2007 St. Andrews Agreement. The Vice President also stressed the importance of Northern Ireland continuing to move forward toward a shared future of peace and prosperity for all.
14 March 2014 U.S. Goverment Statement on the death of Lord Balleyedmond The United States was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lord Ballyedmond and others as a result of a helicopter accident in Norfolk, England.
24 January 2014 Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O'Brien to Lead First U.S. Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Ireland, Northern Ireland Secretary of State Kerry’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships Andrew O’Brien will lead a delegation of U.S. investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, members of the Irish diaspora, and representatives from academia and civil society to Limerick, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland January 27 – 30 as part of a new public-private State Department initiative, Partnership Opportunity Delegations
16 January 2014 Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Cameron (via Whitehouse.gov) The two leaders also discussed the results of the all-party talks among Northern Ireland’s political parties and they stressed the need for Northern Ireland’s political parties to agree to concrete next steps on the Haass proposals, implement the Building a United Community initiative, and more broadly, continue to advance progress on the peace process in Northern Ireland. President Obama also updated the Prime Minister on the ongoing U.S. signals intelligence review and both leaders noted the intensive dialogue that the United States and United Kingdom have had on these issues, at all levels.
31 December 2013 White House on News from Northern Ireland All-Party Talks "We are disappointed that Northern Ireland’s political leaders did not conclude an agreement today. ... We believe that the draft text produced through the All-Party process represents real progress and makes a valuable contribution. We urge Northern Ireland’s political leaders to continue to work together to build on this progress, including implementing the proposals where consensus already exists and as it emerges in all three areas: parades, flags and emblems, and contending with the legacy of the past."
25 November 2013 U.S. Department of State Statement on Recent Violence in Northern Ireland "The United States condemns the recent cowardly acts of violence in Northern Ireland and reiterates its continued support for those who are working to build a stronger society, a vibrant economy, and an enduring peace".
15 July 2013 Readout of the Vice President Biden's Calls on Support for Building a United Community in Northern Ireland The Vice President spoke with First Minister Robinson and Deputy First Minister McGuinness of Northern Ireland today to welcome the launch of an All-Party Group process to address sensitive issues such as parades and protests; flags, symbols and emblems; and dealing with the past. Underscoring the importance of the All-Party process, the Vice President expressed his deep concern at parade-related violence and attacks on police, and supported calls for calm and respect for rule of law.
28 March 2013 Statement by President Obama on the 15th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement "As Easter approaches, we mark the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. The people of Northern Ireland and their leaders have traveled a great distance over the past fifteen years. … On behalf of the American people, I salute the people and leaders of Northern Ireland and the model they have given to others struggling toward peace and reconciliation around the world."
28 March 2013 Secretary Kerry on the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement "The United States congratulates the people of Northern Ireland as we approach the fifteenth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. The courage, conviction, and hard work of leaders and communities over the past 15 years in implementing the Agreement and securing subsequent agreements have led to a more peaceful and vibrant Northern Ireland."
21 January 2013 Secretary Clinton on the Passing of Leading Trade Unionist Inez McCormack "I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend, Inez McCormack. For decades, Inez promoted peace and reconciliation in her beloved Northern Ireland and around the world. She challenged women and men to find a way to put aside their differences, move past hurt and anger, and work together to end violence and build a fair and lasting peace. It was a tremendous challenge, but Inez met it with joy."
07 December 2012 Clinton Calls for More Work to Consolidate Northern Ireland Peace Speaking in Belfast Clinton said the murder of a prison officer in November, recent assaults on police and citizens and threats against elected officials are “sad reminders” that there are still people trying to destroy the peace.
07 December 201 Clinton at Lunch Hosted by The Ireland Funds
03 December 2012 Background Briefing: Senior State Department Officials En Route to Prague "Finally, we’ll go on to Belfast. You all know of the Secretary’s longstanding personal commitment to peace in Northern Ireland, everything she’s done over the past two decades on that score, and this will be an opportunity – she will meet with the First Minister, the Deputy Minister, and hear from them on the progress they’ve made recently on devolution and on peace and on economic advancement in Northern Ireland. "
14 September 2012 Women in Law and Business Conference at the Law Society of Northern Ireland Remarks by Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, via video stream, Washington, DC
19 January 2012 True Leaders Are Active Global Citizens Ambassador Susman's op-ed in today's Irish News. The Ambassador is on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland where he will meet business and political leaders as well as students at Queen’s University.
02 April 2011 Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Murder of Northern Ireland Police Officer The U.S. Government strongly condemns the appalling murder of the police officer in Omagh, Northern Ireland today. The perpetrators of this cowardly act represent the failures of the past, and their actions run counter to the achievements, aspirations, and collective will of the people of Northern Ireland.
20 October 2010 Northern Ireland’s Leaders Meet with U.S. Investors New investment in Northern Ireland by U.S. corporations brings with it new jobs and opportunities for people, particularly young people, says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
18 October 2010 Secretary Clinton to Host the US-Northern Ireland Economic Conference October 19 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the U.S.-Northern Ireland Economic Conference on Tuesday, October 19 at 11:30 a.m. The event brings together high-level executives of U.S. corporations currently or potentially invested in Northern Ireland and encourages increased economic activity in support of the peace process. Joining Secretary Clinton at the Conference will be Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
16 March 2010 Northern Ireland Offers Perspective for Mideast Peace Efforts Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States is seeking the “full commitment” of Israelis and Palestinians to peace efforts, and visiting Irish Foreign Minister Michael Martin said the developing peace process in Northern Ireland offers the two sides a “useful template” for conflict resolution.
05 February 2010 State Department background briefing on Northern Ireland
05 February 2010 Secretary Clinton’s Remarks on the Situation in Northern Ireland
12 January 2010 Statement by Secretary Clinton on the January 8 attack on PSNI office “The United States strongly condemns this morning's bombing that critically wounded a serving member of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. My thoughts and prayers are with the officer and his family.”
23 November 2009 Bipartisan U.S. Congress Statement on Dissident Attacks Statement of the Congressional Friends of Ireland and Co-chairs of the Ad Hoc Committee on Irish Affairs on the dissidents attacks in Northern Ireland.
27 June 2009 Statement by Secretary Clinton on Decommissioning "We welcome the statements today from the main unionist groups in Northern Ireland regarding the decommissioning of their weapons. The announcements underscore the remarkable progress that has taken place in Northern Ireland over the years."
17 March 2009 Obama Welcomes Ireland's Prime Minister to White House In an enduring American tradition, President Obama welcomed Ireland's prime minister, Brian Cowen, to the White House for a St. Patrick's Day celebration honoring close historical ties and shared global challenges facing both nations.
• Remarks by President Obama, Irish Prime Minister Cowen
17 March 2009 Remarks With Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams Before Their Meeting Secretary Clinton: Well, I’m delighted to welcome Gerry Adams to the State Department.
16 March 2009 Remarks with Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin After Their Meeting Secretary Clinton:I am delighted to welcome the foreign minister here today. I know this comes a little early, but, Minister Martin, I wish you and the people of Ireland and all people who are connected to the wonderful Irish history and traditions a very happy St. Patrick's Day.
08 March 2009 Statement on attack in Northern Ireland The United States condemns the attack in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
10 July 2008 Northern Ireland’s First Police Ombudsman a Seeker of Truth As the first police ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Nuala Patricia O'Loan had an incredibly tough job: provide independent, impartial investigations of complaints of abuses committed by officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland and its predecessor, the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
10 April 2008 Statement by Sean McCormack on the 10th Anniversary of Good Friday Agreement "The U.S. congratulates the people of Northern Ireland on the 10th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. We recognize and applaud the many positive steps forward over the past 10 years that have led to a peaceful, more prosperous Northern Ireland, where local leaders from each community are governing together and achieving a brighter future for generations to come."
20 February 2008 Special Envoy Dobriansky Leading Investment Mission to Northern Ireland President Bush’s Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, will lead a mission to Belfast, Northern Ireland, February 25-26. She will be joined by President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation Robert Mosbacher, the Department of Treasury’s representative in Europe Barbara C. Matthews, and by representatives from the U.S. private sector.
21 June 2007 U.S. Consul General in Belfast Hosts Gathering For Families of the Disappeared U.S. Consul General Dean Pittman acknowledged the plight of families of the disappeared during a gathering at his residence in Ardnavally, South Belfast today. The event formed part of the Day of Private Reflection, an initiative proposed by the Healing through Remembering (HTR) project, to acknowledge and reflect on the hurt caused by conflict in Northern Ireland.
07 June 2007 U.S. Special Envoy Visits Northern Ireland Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs and Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, Paula Dobriansky met with political leaders, victims groups, business and community leaders, beneficiaries of the International Fund for Ireland, and staff and students at Rowallane Integrated School.
08 May 2007 Convening of Northern Ireland Assembly an "Important Moment" The Bush administration welcomes the convening of Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government, which marks the end of direct rule from London and raises hopes for a permanent, peaceful coexistence between Northern Ireland’s Catholic and Protestant communities.
09 March 2007 Visit of Prime Minister Ahern of Ireland to Washington
30 January 2007 Statement from the U.S. Special Envoy to the Northern Ireland Peace Process Mitchell Reiss Special Advisor for Northern Ireland Mitchell B. Reiss visited Northern Ireland, to meet with Northern Ireland political parties and British officials and review the implementation of the St. Andrews Agreement.