John Deasy

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It is understood John  Deasy TD has informed Fine Gael  he would not be available to run in a snap general election due to health concerns.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael TD John Deasy did not seek re-election at a selection convention for the party in Waterford last night. Mr Deasy’s name did not go forward (...)

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday: “Diversity lottery sounds nice. It’s not nice, it’s not good, it hasn’t been good, we’ve been against it,” he said. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Irish officials have given a cautious response to the proposal by US president Donald Trump to abolish the green card lottery scheme, as the Trump ad(...)

House speaker Paul Ryan is expected to meet Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and US special envoy John Deasy this week. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

A fresh move is under way by the Government to secure a deal for Irish immigrants to the United States amid expectations that the US Congress will pre(...)

US president Donald Trump with the new Irish ambassador to the US, Dan Mulhall.

Dan Mulhall has been officially installed as the new Irish Ambassador to the United States during a visit to the White House. Mr Mulhall presented h(...)

Figure of 50,00 has been stated by the Government and Irish-American immigration campaigners “without a shred of evidence to support it”

The original estimate of 50,000 “undocumented” Irish living in the United States, long cited by the Government, was “pure invention”, an academic spec(...)

John Deasy: the new Government envoy for the undocumented Irish in the US estimated this week that the number of people in question was closer to 10,000 – significantly lower than previous estimates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Regardless of whether the number of Irish living illegally in the United States is 50,000, as campaigners for the “undocumented” have argued for years(...)

Publisher Niall O’Dowd: said Government envoy John Deasy’s numbers for the undocumented Irish in the US were incorrect. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government’s new estimate that there are close to 10,000 Irish living illegally in the US – down from 50,000 – has been supported by a Washington-(...)

Members of a lobby group for undocumented Irish. Photograph: Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images

Government envoy John Deasy has queried the number of undocumented Irish in the United States, suggesting it is much lower than the 50,000 figure usua(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams meets then US president Bill Clinton in the in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on St Patrick’s Day, 2000. Photograph: William Vasta/AFP/Getty Images

Transcripts released by the Clinton Presidential Library in Arkansas to The Irish Times present a fascinating insight into the role played by Bill Cli(...)

Martin McGuinness: “He helped bring an end to the longest-running political dispute in the history of the western world. After decades and against great odds, we saw the gun permanently taken out of Irish politics,” said Congressman Richard Neal. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Friends, family and members of Congress gathered in the early-morning sunshine in Washington DC on Tuesday as the US political community paid tribute (...)

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