Minister of State for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon said the Government was committed to facilitate Irish people living abroad who wish to return to live in Ireland.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

A US-based advocate for Irish emigrants has said a newly commissioned study on obstacles facing those who wish to return to Ireland should take into a(...)

The sponsors of the new Bill, which would reduce legal immigration to the US, Republican senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia. Photograph: Zach Gibson/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s latest immigration initiative aimed at limiting visas to high-skilled workers “is going nowhere”, according to well-placed(...)

Rory Staunton, pictured before his death in New York at the age of 12.

“At 6.20pm, on the first of April, our 5ft 9in hero, 12 years old, big, square shoulders and a red head on him, died.” Ciarán Staunton, Mayo-born Ne(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  in Philadelphia: suggested that a referendum on allowing Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections was possible  in 2018. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The move by the Government to hold a referendum on allowing Irish citizens abroad to vote in presidential elections marks a turning point in governme(...)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer: “The law is the law.” Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The issuance this week of new guidelines on immigration by the US department of homeland security marks the latest step by US president Donald Trump’s(...)

Demonstrators took part in a ‘Free The People Immigration March’ in Los Angeles on Saturday. Photograph: Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg

Representatives working with undocumented Irish people in the US have urged their clients to be calm but vigilant as fear grows over the administratio(...)

More than 300,000 Irish-born people have left the Republic since 2006, and another 100,000 from Northern Ireland.

“Obstacles” hindering Irish emigrants from returning to live in Ireland must be addressed to encourage more to move home from abroad, an Oireachtas co(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny answers questions during  a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin after meeting British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is to undertake a “complete review” of US immigration facilities operating at Dublin and Shannon airports as a result of the Trump Admi(...)

A Donald Trump banner at the New York St Patrick’s Day parade in . . . 2011.  Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Ireland has often dealt with countries it didn’t agree with politically, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said. “Ireland, of course, upholds(...)

Minister of State for Diaspora Joe McHugh has begun his three day visit to Boston today. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

As uncertainty hangs over the thousands of undocumented Irish living in the US since Donald Trump’s election win, the Minister of State for Diaspora h(...)

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