A resident signs up for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act. The computer glitches that have plagued the roll out of the act – better known as Obamacare – have not gone away. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Administrative kinks leave Affordable Healthcare Act vulnerable to Republican opposition

 Lorella Praeli, Chela Praeli and Ligia Jimenez  listen to US president Barack Obama speaking about immigration reform during a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Neil (42), a Donegal native in Chicago, fears Republicans could block Obama reform

Protesters gather outside Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where US President Barack Obama was scheduled to deliver a speech  on his use of executive authority to relax US immigration policy on Friday night . Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Taoiseach welcomes US president’s move to protect undocumented immigrants

Barack Obama evoked the tradition of European emigrants crossing the Atlantic to a “nation of immigrants,” including Irish and those fleeing famine, in making his case for legislative action. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

US president mentions illegal Irish immigrants in Chicago in speech at Las Vegas high-school

Brianna Montalvo (5) holds a sign thanking US President Barack Obama during a rally outside the White House in Washington. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times
Q&A: Who is Obama helping?

It’s not clear how many of the 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants will benefit

 Signs made by attendees hang at the offices of 32BJ SEIU, a workers’ union, during a viewing party for US President Barack Obama’s speech on evecutive action immigration policy reform last night in New York City. Photograph: Kevin Hagen/Getty Images

What about all those undocumented Irish in the US - how will all this benefit them?

People react while watching President Barack Obama outlining his executive actions on immigration in a televised address at Casa de Maryland in Hyattsville, Maryland, last night. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/New York Times

About 5m people to get temporary reprieve from deportation and status allowing work

US President Barack Obama is shown on a large screen   before the start of the annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

President affirms commitment to measures for illegal workers in Las Vegas speech

Children from 21 countries wear Halloween costumes as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance after becoming American citizens during a naturaliSation ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland on October 31st. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President to outline executive actions today that may help five million ‘undocumented’

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