EU ambassador to the US, Dubliner David Sullivan, said president Barack Obama’s support for a EU-US trade agreement at the G20 meeting in Australia earlier this month shows the commitment of the Americans to reaching a transatlantic deal.

Irishman responds to Phil Hogan’s comments US are lukewarm on trade pact

Christmas homecoming scenes at Dublin Airport. Undocumented Irish migrants in the United States have been advised to seek legal advice before travelling home.

New migrant waivers not expected to apply to people wishing to travel home for holidays

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

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