Ciarán Staunton of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform in the US said the bill giving undocumented Irish the right to get a driver’s licence was ‘fantastic news’.

Thousands of undocumented Irish in New York will be affected by a law change in driving licences. The New York State Senate approved a bill on Monday(...)

After a petition by Ciarán Staunton,  the state of New York   established a  mandate requiring all hospitals to adopt sepsis protocols known as “Rory’s Regulations”, saving more than 5,000 lives

Mayo-born New York businessman and chairman of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, Ciarán Staunton began his American journey in the kitchens of B(...)

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(...)

Laura Colleran  and her family. “After four years in Galway we are still in a state of transition, paying ridiculously high prices for car insurance and little advancement up the property ladder”

“Cost of car insurance is gonna force us back to Australia”... “Getting social welfare was impossible”... “Work experience abroad disregarded”... “App(...)

From healthcare and human resources to construction, many workers have trouble getting their overseas qualifications recognised in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

As part of a consultation process for the Government’s first Global Irish Diaspora Policy, published in March 2015, “recognition of qualifications” wa(...)

 US president Donald Trump answers  questions  in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump toughened his stance on immigration on Wednesday, potentially complicating ongoing efforts on Capitol Hill to agree a packag(...)

‘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(...)

‘It is right that we have high standards here’

Come home, nurses. We need you. That was the clear message of a two-year HSE recruitment campaign aimed at bringing back Irish nurses who had emigrate(...)

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(...)

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