Billy Lawless

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Raising the bar:  Publicans David O’Grady,  Deirdre Devitt  and Gary Pepper, at Devitt’s pub, The Two Sisters, in Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub,” mused Leopold Bloom on an early summer’s day in 1904 but, more than a century later, a bet(...)

Donald Trump greets members of the American Legion after speaking  at its convention  in Cincinnati on Thursday. He said if elected he would be “uncompromising” in defence of the US. Photograph: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

Donald Trump’s immigration speech in Arizona on Wednesday night, capping one of the most extraordinary days of his topsy-turvy presidential candidacy,(...)

Independent Senator Billy Lawless said 25 of the 28 EU member states provide a vote to citizens abroad and 125 countries worldwide do. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Extending the vote to Irish citizens in the North for the 2018 presidential election could be the catalyst for people to cast their ballot for a unite(...)

Michael Healy-Rae: “I’ve been in B29 since February of 2011 and that’s where I’ll stay until somebody tells me I have to leave. But no somebody from Fianna Fáil is going to do it.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s been two months since the Government was formed but deputies are still unable to vote electronically due to a dispute over seating arrangements. (...)

Senator Billy Lawless, who was appointed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to represent the Irish diaspora in the Oireachtas, said a lot of  work  needs to be done to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented Irish residents in the US. .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Ireland’s first emigrant Senator has described a ruling by the US Supreme Court blocking plans to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from dep(...)

Senator Billy Lawless: due back in Chicago this week for a hip operation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On Wednesday morning in Washington, DC, Dick Durbin had some interesting information to impart to his fellow senators. “We all know the Senate of the(...)

The Taoiesach’s appointment of Ireland’s first overseas senator is an opportunity to foster greater understanding of issues related to Irish citizens (...)

Welcome: Billy Lawless greets President Obama at Copernicus Community Center. Photograph:

When Billy Lawless takes his seat for the 25th Seanad’s first meeting, on Wednesday, he will be doing so as a representative of arguably the largest (...)

Billy Lawless: Said he had not worked out the logistics of how he would attend sittings, or what the expenses would be. Photograph: The Irish Times

Chicago-based Billy Lawless will be entitled to a total of €29,565 in travel and accommodation expenses under current Oireachtas rules, despite the n(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The selection of three of the Taoiseach’s 11 Seanad nominees by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin came as a major surprise to Fine Gael Ministers and (...)

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