Enda Kenny and  Barack Obama at the Oval Office on the St Patrick’s Day visit: Kenny raised the issue of the illegal Irish estimated by the Government to number about 50,000. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Government raised the possibility of visa waivers that would allow illegal Irish in the US to travel back and forth to Ireland freely three wee(...)

George Gibney: the national swimming coach from 1984-1991 was arrested in 1993 and charged on 27 counts of indecent assault and unlawful carnal knowledge. A judicial review in 1994 prevented the case from proceeding due to the length of time elapsed since the alleged incidents took place

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald will contact Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan with a view to discussing the case of former Ir(...)

New York immigrant families gather in Manhattan to reject a court order freezing President Barack Obama’s immigration reforms. Photograph: Mariano Andrade/AFP/Getty Images

The Obama administration will by Monday ask an appeals court for a temporary ruling lifting a Texas judge’s order halting the president’s orders to pr(...)

US president Barack Obama meets  a group of “dreamers” – immigrants brought illegally to the US as children.A federal judge in Texas has blocked Mr Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation,   claiming  the president is exceeding his legal authority.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Barack Obama’s plans to protect up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation have been blocked by a US federal judge in Texas(...)

US president Barack Obama will sign the executive order after a day-long cybersecurity conference on Friday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order on Friday aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity thr(...)

President Barack Obama: will next week expand the deferred deportation programme for immigrants brought illegally to the US as children

A flood of applications from illegal immigrants seeking temporary reprieve from deportation are expected from next week as the roll-out of President B(...)

President Barack Obama: the House of Representatives has voted to overturn his orders from November protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation

The Republican-led House of Representatives has voted to overturn President Obama’s orders from November protecting millions of illegal immigrants (...)

US president Barack Obama said on Tuesday “we’ve got to stay ahead of those who would do us harm”. Photograph: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images.

US president Barack Obama sent a bill to Congress on Tuesday to strengthen US cybersecurity laws after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, H(...)

A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theatre during the premiere of the film The Interview in LA, California on December 11th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters/Kevork Djansezian 2:30

The New York premiere of The Interview, a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong Un, has been cancelled after(...)

US house speaker John Boehner (centre) after the passage of the $1.1 trillion spending bill in the House of Representatives. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The narrow passage of a budget in the US House of Representatives to keep the government open came at a price for liberal Democrats but concessions (...)