A World War Two veteran tours the World War Two Memorial in Washington yesterday.  The memorial is technically closed due to the government shutdown, but was opened on Tuesday and yesterday for visiting veteran groups. Photograph: Reuters

The second World War memorial in Washington has become a beachhead in the fightback against political paralysis on Capitol Hill and the government shu(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has been meeting with Republican representatives in Washington to discuss immigration reform today. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he had travelled to Washington to lobby US members of congress, particularly Republicans, at “a critical time” in the deba(...)

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(...)

Supporters of immigration reform cheer after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

The most sweeping changes to US immigration laws in more than a quarter of a century, including 10,(...)