US vice-president Mike Pence: Irish officials see him as a potential ally in the Government’s campaign for immigration reform to help undocumented Irish in the USA. Photograph: Al Drago

US vice-president Mike Pence will be guest of honour at an Ireland Funds St Patrick’s Day dinner attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Washington next (...)

Governor Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, is named after his Sligo grandfather Richard Michael Cawley, a Chicago bus driver, with whom he was “especially close”. Photograph: Mark Makela/The New York Times

One Capitol Hill staffer recalls a question asked at a table quiz in Washington a few years ago: who is the only member of Congress to have cut turf i(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left), points toward Republican vice presidential candidate Indiana governor Mike Pence  after Mr Pence’s acceptance speech during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Photograph: AP

Indiana governor Mike Pence formally accepted the Republican vice-presidential nomination in Cleveland last night. He used his prime-time address to (...)

Indiana governor Mike Pence has been selected by Donald Trump to be his running mate. Mr Pence hails from an Irish Catholic family with grandparents from Sligo and Clare. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has formally named Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, ending weeks of speculati(...)

Governor Mike Pence of Indiana: his grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley, emigrated to the US from Tubercurry, Co Sligo. Photograph: the New York Times

Indiana governor Mike Pence, a front-runner to be Donald Trump’s running mate, shares Irish connections with the New York billionaire. Mr Pence’s gre(...)