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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(...)

As many as 3.6m Irish citizens living beyond the Republic could be eligible to vote in the presidential elections in the 2019 referendum.

Irish citizens abroad should be represented with their own elected official in Dáil Éireann, Minister of State for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon has said(...)

Almost 127,000 Irish emigrants have moved back to live in Ireland over the past five years. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

In the past five years, almost 127,000 Irish emigrants have moved back to live in Ireland, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office(...)

Protesters rally in Washington DC  before marching to the Department of Justice to demonstrate against the Trump administration’s decision to end the  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Irish emigrant community in the US has reacted with anger at the decision of Donald Trump’s administration to end protections for undocumented chi(...)

New legislation means drinkers should be able to go to the pub next Good Friday. Photograph: iStock

A Government backbencher was a lone voice in the Seanad against the passage of legislation to break a 90-year-old tradition and allow pubs and restaur(...)

Good Friday alcohol ban: the Bill tabled by Independent Senator Billy Lawless would have removed the 90-year-old prohibition only for pubs and off-licences. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government is to ensure that the lifting of the ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday will apply to all premises rather than be restricted to (...)

US vice-president Mike Pence. The former governor of Indiana has suggested that gay people should receive medical treatment to change their sexual behaviour. Photograph: Bill Ingalls/Nasa via Getty Images

The visit this week by Enda Kenny to Chicago brought to an end a chapter in Irish-US relations. Kenny used the visit to reaffirm one of his policy pri(...)

Barry Dunning: 'Properly enfranchising Irish citizens across the world and giving them political representation would send a powerful message about how the Irish State values its diaspora'

The lines snaked out the door and out into the autumn sun at the Lycée Condorcet in Sydney’s eastern suburbs last Sunday, as Frenchmen and Frenchwomen(...)

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