US Republican to propose new Irish working visas

Flanagan welcomes plans of Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner to table Bill for ‘E3’ visas

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan (left), on a visit to Washington, has welcomed plans by Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (right) of Wisconsin to table legislation for E3 visas for “a limited period of time for Irish people”. Photograph: Marty Katz

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan (left), on a visit to Washington, has welcomed plans by Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (right) of Wisconsin to table legislation for E3 visas for “a limited period of time for Irish people”. Photograph: Marty Katz

A Republican congressman intends to introduce a Bill that, if passed, would allow thousands of Irish to apply for new “E3” visas to live and work in the US, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said.

Mr Flanagan, on a visit to Washington, welcomed plans by Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin to table the legislation for the visas for “a limited period of time for Irish people”.

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