John Deasy

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John Deasy said the time was right for him to leave politics. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has confirmed he is to retire from politics at the next general election. Mr Deasy, who is the Government’s envoy to the US Co(...)

Rashmi, one of an estimated 2,000-3,000 undocumented children and young people  living in Ireland. Photograph: MRCI

Six years have passed since Rashmi sat her Leaving Cert in 2013. Unlike her friends, she has not progressed on to third-level education or found a job(...)

 John Deasy: “People don’t actually know what he’s doing in America. He’s probably scored a bit of an own goal himself in that he should be highlighting his work better”

Unlike some in Fine Gael, Dungarvan postmaster Joe O’Riordan, who stood in the local elections as an Independent but one with ties to Fianna Fáil, has(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar greets US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Donald and Melania Trump departed Shannon Airport on Friday afternoon bringing to a close the first visit to Ireland by the 45th president of the Unit(...)

The Irish officials who are due to attend include the Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly and Fine Gael TD John Deasy who also serves as special envoy. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Guests attending a dinner with the US president Donald Trump in Doonbeg tonight have been told that the event will be delayed by at least 90 minutes d(...)

US president Donald Trump  and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Shannon airport on Wednesday. Mr Varadkar said they also  discussed the taxation in Ireland of large companies. Photograph:  Pool/Getty Images

Hopes that thousands of Irish citizens could gain access to a new class of visa have been raised after US president Donald Trump said he intervened wi(...)

US first lady Melania Trump  signs the visitors book at Shannon Airport as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US president Donald Trump  watch on. Photograph: Pool/Getty Images.

US president Donald Trump has told Co Clare TD and Minister of State Pat Breen that he will be returning to Ireland in the future. Speaking after he(...)

Tommy Haugh carries a US flag to festoon the streets of Doonbeg village ahead of a visit by US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to discuss Brexit, Irish access to US working visas, and the political impasse in Northern Ireland when he meets US pres(...)

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(...)

Former Rehab boss Angela Kerins pictured at the Four Courts on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A declaration by the Supreme Court that the Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) acted unlawfully towards former Rehab CEO Angela Kerins would have a (...)

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