Ciarán Staunton said the group would keep a close eye on events as they progressed in Washington. Photograph:

Undocumented Irish living in the US have been urged not to make “any rash decisions” amid president-elect Donald Trump’s latest comments regarding dep(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams: addressed €500-a-head Friends of Sinn Féin dinner in New York on Thursday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“Up the Republic! An Phoblacht Abú!” said Gerry Adams, and with that the crowd in the ballroom rose to applaud and cheer. For the hundreds who gath(...)

Senator Billy Lawless, who was appointed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to represent the Irish diaspora in the Oireachtas, said a lot of  work  needs to be done to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented Irish residents in the US. .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Ireland’s first emigrant Senator has described a ruling by the US Supreme Court blocking plans to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from dep(...)

Welcome: Billy Lawless greets President Obama at Copernicus Community Center. Photograph:

When Billy Lawless takes his seat for the 25th Seanad’s first meeting, on Wednesday, he will be doing so as a representative of arguably the largest (...)

Ciaran Staunton speaking at a US Senate hearing on sepsis in 2013, following his son’s death from the infection in 2012. Photograph:

Long-time campaigner for US immigration reform, Ciaran Staunton, has been nominated by Sinn Féin as an independent candidate and “voice for the diaspo(...)

New York-based publisher Niall O’Dowd says TDs and Senators must put pressure on the US Government to improve the situation of Irish illegals. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New York-based publisher Niall O’Dowd has told TDs and Senators to put pressure on the US Government to improve the situation of Irish illegals.Mr O’D(...)

New York-based publisher Niall O’Dowd is to speak on US immigration reform and the undocumented Irish in  a video conference for TDs and Senators.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New York-based publisher Niall O’Dowd will be among US immigration reform advocates participating in a video conference for TDs and Senators in Dublin(...)

Rory Staunton: who died in 2012 from septic shock after he received a scratch on his arm during a basketball game. Photograph: The “New York Times”

The first US national forum on sepsis, the life-threatening condition caused by an infection of the blood stream, takes place in Washington today, hos(...)

Speaker of the House John Boehner  (Rep) conceded that it was unlikely he could pass new legislation on immigration. Photograph: Getty Images

The growing political momentum towards an overhaul of America’s immigration laws has stalled again as the Republican Speaker of the House conceded tha(...)

New American citizens pose for photographs after  a recent naturalisation ceremony in New York City. House Republicans met last week to discuss moves to give status to illegal migrants. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Democrats and Republicans are entrenched on most political issues in a deeply divided US Congress but one issue that is drawing them out of their foxh(...)

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