Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he would convey to the US vice president Joe Biden and secretary of state John Kerry in meetings today ‘the deep sense of frustration on the part of the Irish community that expectations have been raised in the past and ultimately not realised’. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The time for overhauling US immigration laws benefiting an estimated 50,000 illegal Irish has “long passed,” Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Ch(...)

 Republican senator from Arizona John McCain. The  president and  Republicans are at loggerheads over how to respond to the crisis with Barack  Obama’s rivals reluctant to sanction billions of dollars without the administration agreeing steps to stem the wave of child migrants. Photograph: EPA

A majority of Americans are unhappy at how president Barack Obama and his rivals in the Republican party are handling the crisis along the US border (...)

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has said that a new working visa for Irish emigrants to the United States could be included in(...)

Republican congressman Paul Ryan: due to meet Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to discuss immigration reform. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore arrives in Washington today for two days of meetings with US politicians in the Gov(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD: to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for new immigration legislation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore lands in Washington DC today to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for(...)