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The letter, which has been signed by 40 senior figures including Gary Hart, comes ahead of Tanaiste Simon Coveney’s visit to Washington this week. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A group of prominent Irish-Americans, including former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart and five former US ambassadors, have written to (...)

The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick

There was good news for the greater Shannon area last weekend, when the US treasury announced it was officially lifting sanctions on energy giant Rusa(...)

Congressman Brendan Boyle (left) has introduced a resolution outlining opposition to a hard border in Ireland.

A resolution opposing the re-imposition of a hard border in Northern Ireland has been introduced in the US Congress amid growing concern among the Iri(...)

US president Donald Trump  with British prime minister Theresa May  at Chequers,  Buckinghamshire, in July 2018. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

As British chancellor Phillip Hammond put a brave face on Brexit during talks with senior political and business figures this week at Davos, across th(...)

Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska is considered close to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has said he will force a vote this week on the treasury’s decision to lift sanctions on Russian giant Rusal, the (...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin in Washington on Tuesday amid growing concern over continuing US sa(...)

The Bill only applies to future flows of Irish people rather than undocumented Irish living in the United States.

The US House of Representatives has voted to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens during a debate in Congress on Wednesday evening. Though the(...)

Immigration reform campaigners say they are “cautiously optimistic” about securing a new visa deal between Ireland and the US. Photograph: iStock

America is full of people of Irish descent. Why is it so hard to move there? Indeed. More than 35 million Americans claim Irish heritage, but since t(...)

Trump 2020: the US president has already created a formidable re-election campaign. Photograph: Bloomberg

They were billed as the most important midterm elections in decades, as Americans went to the polls on Tuesday to deliver their first political verdic(...)

St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York. Up to 5,000 visas a year could be made available to Irish citizens. Photograph: John Lamparski/Getty Images

As Washington continues to dissect the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections, which saw the House of Representatives return to Democratic power for t(...)

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