Sinn Fein US fundraising nets $1.5m
Sinn Fein has raised almost £1million through fund-raising events in the US
Foreign political parties that wish to raise cash in the US must register with the Department of Justice there and documents filed by Sinn Fein show that it hauled in more than $1,550,000 (950,000) between 2009 and 2011.
Fundraising events were hosted by party leader Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, targeting Irish-Americans and their corporations.
The events included a $500-a-plate Friends of Sinn Fein dinner at Manhattan's Sheraton hotel in November 2010, hosted by Mr Adams, and a dinner in Bobby Van's Grill in Washington DC on St Patrick's Day last year.