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US President Donald Trump has endorsed a bill proposed by Senator Tom Cotton (left) to reduce legal immigration  and evaluate visa applications based on merit. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

Legal immigration into the US may be reduced by as much as half if new legislation, proposed by two senators and endorsed by president Donald Trump, p(...)

Donald Trump has backed a plan to reduce legal immigration to the US. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The Irish should reject a plan by US president Donald Trump to prioritise high-skilled, English-speaking immigrants because it is “racist”, a leading (...)

Martin McGuinness: “He helped bring an end to the longest-running political dispute in the history of the western world. After decades and against great odds, we saw the gun permanently taken out of Irish politics,” said Congressman Richard Neal. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Friends, family and members of Congress gathered in the early-morning sunshine in Washington DC on Tuesday as the US political community paid tribute (...)

Demonstrators rally in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday in one of several ‘Not My President’ protests against Donald Trump to mark the President’s Day holiday. Photograph: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

We live in times eerily reminiscent of the 1930s, when storm clouds gathered over Europe and “America First” was the rallying cry of isolationists. (...)

Irish Ambassador to the US  Anne Anderson with assistant secretary of the bureau of educational and cultural affairs at the US State Department Evan Ryan as the J-1 was signed. Photograph: Flickr/Kelsey Brannan, ECA, U.S. Department of State

The J-1 visa programme that allows Irish students work for 12 months in the US is being extended for another three years under a new agreement signed (...)

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(...)

Mary Boyle was six  years old when she went missing on  March 18th, 1977, from her grandmothers house near Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

The twin sister of Mary Boyle (6), who went missing in 1977, returns from Washington DC today after a series of meetings in her campaign for a public(...)

Gerry Adams: gave warning that ceasefire was not going to last. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A senior American Congressman has recounted how he was warned by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in November 1995 that unless there was political move(...)

Two former Irish-American congressman have called on Northern Ireland’s parties and the British and Irish governments to seek a compromise on the budg(...)

Theresa Villiers: is meeting Charlie Flanagan to plan talks involving the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main parties. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The US administration is determined that talks aimed at breaking the political deadlock in Northern Ireland should succeed, Minister for Foreign Affa(...)

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