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US president Donald Trump picks up a bowl of shamrocks in the White House on St Patrick’s Day last year as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US vice-president Mike Pence look on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Rituals matter. Next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will present a bowl of shamrock to US president Donald Trump in the White House, continuing a tradi(...)

The Government’s special envoy to the US Congress John Deasy (right) with Congressman Richard Neal, who co-sponsored the Bill in the House of Representatives

Legislation that would extend E3 visas to Irish citizens was forwarded to the Senate on Thursday under an expedited process, although a vote is not ex(...)

Immigration reform campaigners say they are “cautiously optimistic” about securing a new visa deal between Ireland and the US. Photograph: iStock

America is full of people of Irish descent. Why is it so hard to move there? Indeed. More than 35 million Americans claim Irish heritage, but since t(...)

St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York. Up to 5,000 visas a year could be made available to Irish citizens. Photograph: John Lamparski/Getty Images

As Washington continues to dissect the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections, which saw the House of Representatives return to Democratic power for t(...)

Senator Billy Lawless: ‘Emigrants have always been in forefront in the fight for equality and democracy in Ireland and now it is our time. We have been denied the vote for far too long.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

A referendum on extending voting rights to Irish citizens overseas in Presidential elections is planned for May 24th, 2019, the same day as local and (...)

The new Bill’s proposals have drawn international attention Photograph: Getty

In the war that is the controversial public health legislation on alcohol, the next big battle is cancer warnings on drinks labels. The skirmishes hav(...)

 Baltic Day celebrations in Temple Bar: Ireland has one of the highest percentages of foreign-born nationals in the EU, at 810,000 people or some 17.3 per cent of all residents. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Ireland should have a national day to celebrate the State’s immigrant communities, Fine Gael Senator Neale Richmond has said. The 2016 census found (...)

Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago, visited the Circle of Life Garden in Salthill on Tuesday after he was conferred with an honorary degree at NUI Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

US mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has said that cities have to “step forward” and “fill the political void” left by national governments and internatio(...)

‘Dreamers’ and supporters protest for a clean Dream Act outside Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

The US Congress is poised for a contentious battle on immigration in the coming weeks, as the Senate reached a deal to end the government shutdown yes(...)

US president Donald Trump  ignited outrage last week by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from ‘sh**hole countries’. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Irish groups have expressed concern about the impact of possible changes in policy on immigrants and the undocumented as the US Senate looks set to co(...)

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