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Fine Gael’s gravy train continued to roll, but at a reduced pace, when Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the names of 11 nominees to the Seanad. The appo(...)

Pieta House founder Joan Freeman was one of three Taoiseach nominees to the Seanad chosen by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees were selected by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. In an agreement reached by Mr Martin and Enda Kenny F(...)

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(...)

Barack Obama being introduced ahead of his immigration speech in Chicago by Galway restaurateur Billy Lawless, who moved to the city 16 years ago and became a US citizen in July. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has asked President Barack Obama to be “as open and flexible as possible” to allow as many undocumented Irish to visit Ireland un(...)

Billy Lawless

The White House has asked Galway businessman Billy Lawless, now a resident of Chicago, to introduce Barack Obama today in the president’s home town in(...)

Protesters gather to demand immediate executive action on immigration reform outside the White House in Washington, US,   earlier this month. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times

President Barack Obama plans to unveil sweeping changes to US immigration enforcement that will protect up to five million illegal immigrants, includi(...)

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