October 10, 2019

Supporting Returning Irish Emigrants

This morning I spoke about supporting returning Irish Emigrants, especially those who return in vulnerable circumstances and need additional support. I am delighted to be launching the new Report from Crosscare Migrant Project – “Coming Home in Crisis” – on Monday, 14th October in the EPIC Museum.  

July 31, 2019

US Congressional Delegation Visit to Oireachtas

Delighted to welcome a Congressional Delegation from the United States to meet with the  Ireland – US Parliamentary Friendship Group. There was an excellent exchange of views between the Congress members and members of the Oireachtas, where issues such as Immigration, E3 Visa and Brexit were discussed.  

November 13, 2018

Billy Lawless Speaks to IrishRadio.com about E3 visas

Billy Lawless speaks to speak with Adrian Flannelly of http://www.irishradio.com/ in relation to proposed deal that will allow Irish citizens to apply for E3 Visas, as part of new immigration legislation.  The two year, renewable E3 work visas would come from the unused portion of the 10,500 E3 visas currently allotted to Australia. Click on link…

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November 13, 2018

Minister Ross Announces New Driver Licensing Measures to Help Returning Emigrants and Others

I welcome the announcement today from Minister Ross in relation to new driving licence regulations for returning Emigrants. I have pursued this issue with the Department since my appointment as Senator for the Diaspora. Minister Ross Announces New Driver Licensing Measures to Help Returning Emigrants and Others http://www.dttas.ie/press-releases/2018/minister-ross-announces-new-driver-licensing-measures-help-returning-emigrants Tuesday 13 November 2018 The Minister for…

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October 16, 2018

Democracy Camp Speech Dublin

A chairde, Fáilte go mBáile Ath Clíath Friends welcome to Dublin I am absolutely delighted to be here with you today for the first Transatlantic Migrant Democracy Camp to be held in Dublin, Ireland. It is also great to see so many familiar faces, and good friends here from Chicago, my adopted home town. Like…

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