Under a proposed visa deal, Irish citizens would be able to apply for the portion of two-year E3 visas not taken up by Australian citizens, which could amount to around 5,000 visas a year.

Around 35 million people in America claim Irish heritage, but immigration reform campaigners have long argued that the number of visas allocated to us(...)

 A New York policeman stands guard in Times Square not far from the site of a pipe bomb explosion on December 11th. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

The word that an explosive device had gone off on the New York subway spread instantaneously through Manhattan on Monday, reviving fears of the Septem(...)