Leo Varadkar  and Nancy Pelosi at Government Buildings, Dublin. Ms Pelosi indicated she would look at the possibility of attaching the Irish visa Bill to a routine funding Bill being passed by Congress. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US Democrat politician Nancy Pelosi has said she will renew efforts to pass a Bill extending working E3 visas to the Irish and raise the issue with th(...)

Democrat Jerry Nadler speaks  on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday. Photograph: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives judiciary committee voted on Wednesday to authorise subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full(...)

The Bill only applies to future flows of Irish people rather than undocumented Irish living in the United States.

The US House of Representatives has voted to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens during a debate in Congress on Wednesday evening. Though the(...)

Immigration reform campaigners say they are “cautiously optimistic” about securing a new visa deal between Ireland and the US. Photograph: iStock

America is full of people of Irish descent. Why is it so hard to move there? Indeed. More than 35 million Americans claim Irish heritage, but since t(...)

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(...)

John Deasy, the Waterford TD appointed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to spearhead efforts at visa reform in US. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Support from senior figures in the Trump administration has been instrumental in progressing efforts to secure a landmark visa deal between Ireland an(...)

About 10,500 E3 visas are available to Australian citizens each year, but only about half of the visas are taken up. Photograph: YinYang/iStock

The Government is close to a landmark visa deal with the US which could allow thousands of Irish people to live and work there. In a significant deve(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan (left), on a visit to Washington, has welcomed plans by Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (right) of Wisconsin to table legislation for E3 visas for “a limited period of time for Irish people”. Photograph: Marty Katz

A Republican congressman intends to introduce a Bill that, if passed, would allow thousands of Irish to apply for new “E3” visas to live and work in t(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD: to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for new immigration legislation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore lands in Washington DC today to meet members of the US congress to lobby for their support for(...)