A proposal to extend to Irish citizens the E3 visa scheme, which is currently only available to Australian nationals, progressed through the US congress late last year, but ultimately failed to garner sufficient support in the Senate, after Arkansas senator Tom Cotton blocked the measure. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A Bill to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens has been reintroduced in the US Congress as part of a renewed effort to win congressional suppor(...)

US speaker Nancy Pelosi: renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citizens. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A high-powered US congressional delegation is to visit Ireland this month amid renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citize(...)

Senator Kennedy (pictured) encouraged George Mitchell, then Democratic majority leader in the Senate, to support president Bill Clinton’s granting of a US visa for Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in 1994, an important catalyst in building support for peace. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The late US senator Edward Kennedy has been remembered as “one of the truly great architects” of the Northern Ireland peace process by his former Sen(...)