Speaker of the House John Boehner, US president Barack Obama and  Taoiseach Enda Kenny after they attended the St Patrick’s Day lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images 1:31

Taoiseach Enda Kenny used his annual St Patrick’s Day trip to Washington to press for help for illegal Irish immigrants but said there was “an issu(...)

US president Barack Obama: Stormont House Agreement offered “great hope for resolution of some long-standing challenges there”. Photograph:  EPA/Dennis Brack/Pool

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described the US state department’s approach as “not helpful”.Mr Adams met US state department officials in Washingto(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny being welcomed at the Oval Office by US president Barack Obama during his St Patrick’s Day visit to the White House in Washington. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Gaffe-prone US vice-president Joe Biden was up to his old tricks on St Patrick’s Day.He was apparently so fixated on the wearing of the green that he (...)

Enda Kenny and Barack Obama meet  ahead of a  St Patrick’s Day lunch. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said US immigration reform can only be achieved with courage and praised Barack Obama’s “decisiveness” on the issue as Mr Obama h(...)

Vice president Joe Biden welcomes Enda Kenny  and his wife Fionnuala Kenny to the Naval Observatory on Tuesday in Washington, DC. Vice President Biden hosted a breakfast for the Irish Prime Minister in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty

Mary Minihan, Political Staff in Washington DCUS Vice-President Joe Biden has said “genius” will be required to “lock down” the Stormont House Agreeme(...)

Green is the colour: Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets and greets. Photograph: Matt Lankes/Enterprise Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will this morning raise the issue of undocumented Irish with US president Barack Obama but will not adopt an “aggressive stance” (...)

Kenny rejects ‘stage Irish’ image in Australian leader’s video 1:19

The clumsy association of St Patrick’s Day celebrations and alcohol by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has received a surprisingly sharp rebuke (...)

Taoiseach  Enda Kenny has during his St Patrick’s Day trip to the US said  he disagreed with Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, who has been  widely criticised  for his video message to Irish ex-pats in Australia in which he mentions drinking Guinness. Photograph:  Erik S Lesser/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he rejects the “stage Irish” image of Irish people on St Patrick’s Day and said he disagreed with Australian prime minis(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will raise the issue of the undocumented Irish when he meets US president Barack Obama at the White House on St Patrick’s Day but will not adopt an “aggressive stance” with the American administration. Photograph:Gary Cameron/Reuters files.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will raise the issue of the undocumented Irish with US president Barack Obama but will not adopt an “aggressive stanc(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who is in Washington to mark St Patrick’s Day,  has said the next budget will not be a “giveaway”. Photograph: Larry W. Smith/EPA.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the next budget will not be a “giveaway”.Speaking in Washington DC on Monday after a report that the Labour Party was ke(...)